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Advantage PressurePro Announces Updated Sensor Seal Technology

Advantage PressurePro is offering a new valve seal solution on its tire pressure monitoring system.

Products

Graco Introduces New Line of Heavy-Duty Hose Reels

Graco introduced a new line of hose reels to meet the servicing needs of heavy-duty vehicles. The new XD 40 and XD 50 hose reels incorporate a patent-pending exclusive swivel design that reduces pressure drop and can help to increase fluid flow rates, which are critically important for servicing large equipment.

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Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program

Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Once the tread comes off, a blowout won't be far behind. You're down, with a $1,000 repair bill to show for it.

Articles

Preventing Flat Tires

A driver picks up a trailer from a drop yard. Before departing, the driver does a walk-around inspection, kicks the tires, checks the lights and then sticks it into the wind. He or she has no idea how much air pressure is in those tires, except to be fairly sure none of them is flat — visibly flat, that is. Any one or several of those tires could be underinflated, or even technically flat.

Universal Lubricants picks up drain oil at automotive dealers, repair shops and truck terminals.

Articles

Going Green With Re-Refined Oil

What are you doing with the spent oil from your engines? Most fleets are reusing it somehow, perhaps by burning it in special furnaces to heat the shops or selling it to a recycler who'll put it to other uses. Drain oil was once dumped or given away, but since the rise of petroleum prices on world markets, it now brings as much as 95 cents a gallon.

Aerodynamic truck styling is one factor that has moved the air-intake system and filter under the hood instead of hung alongside it.

Articles

Not Your Father's Air Filter

There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by vertical integration — the practice of manufacturers controlling the design and spec'ing process using parts they build themselves or get from a few suppliers.

Products

Peak Unveils New Test Strips for Final Charge Antifreeze

Peak Commercial & Industrial, an Old World Industries company, is unvailing new test strips for its Final Charge heavy-duty extended-life coolant/antifreeze.

News

Recall Issued for Certain Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.

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Volvo Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Maximizing Uptime

Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.

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