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The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

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Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Photo: Accuride

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Accuride Expands North American Distribution Network

Component supplier Accuride has announced a strategic expansion of its North American distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets.

Having the right information helps determine if a technician with tools should be sent to the site of the repair or if a tow truck is needed. Photo: Ryder

Articles

7 Mistakes to Avoid for Smooth Roadside Repairs

Even with the greatest preventive maintenance programs, you still are going to have some failures.Yet not all fleets do a good job of managing the breakdown process. Here’s a look at common mistakes fleets make when it comes to emergency roadside service.

Photo: Steven Martinez<br /><br />

Articles

Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

Because of the importance of parts and service to fleet efficiency, fleet owners and managers pay close attention to developments and trends in the truck parts and service aftermarket. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recaps some of the key aftermarket issues from 2017.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: An Update on Right to Repair

The independent aftermarket — and by extension fleets — are better off today because of Right to Repair efforts, says Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her December column.

Photos courtesy of Industrial Parts Depot

Articles

5 Tips for Servicing Cummins ISX15 Engines

Keeping abreast of the latest part updates and installation techniques can prevent costly errors and even catastrophic failures. Here are five tips for avoiding serious issues when servicing Cummins ISX15 engines.

Euler on stage accepting his award for Grand Champion of the Rush Technician Rodeo. Photo: Rush Truck Centers

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Missouri Tech Named Grand Champion of Rush Rodeo

At Rush Truck Centers’ 12th annual Technician Rodeo in San Antonio, Justin Euler, from Rush Truck Center, St. Peters, Mo, was named this year’s Grand Champion. Euler has been a technician with Rush for six years.

Rusty Rush predicts &amp;ldquo;headwinds&amp;rdquo; with electric trucks, but thinks they will start to become commonplace in a couple years&amp;rsquo; time. Photo: Jack Roberts

Articles

Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead

The Rush Truck Centers CEO says he sees an industry today with a lot of new technology and not nearly enough technicians.

Image via Mach

News

Meritor Launches First Products Through Mach Brand

Meritor has announced the availability of the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company's driveline, drive axle and transmission offerings.

Products

TMT Fleet Maintenance Available on Geotab Marketplace

TMW Systems has made the TMT Fleet Maintenance software add-in available on the Geotab marketplace, designed to meet the maintenance needs and challenges of heavy-duty vehicle fleets.

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