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Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. Photo: Daimler

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Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.

Photo: ExxonMobil

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ExxonMobil Launches New Line of Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

ExxonMobil has introduced a new lineup of Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils, that includes three products that meet either API CK-4 or FA-4 specifications.

Products

Rotary Offers Tire Changer for Heavy Duty Trucks

Rotary has introduced a full line of heavy-duty tire changers designed to help technicians quickly change tires on virtually any vehicle – including trucks, buses and agricultural equipment – in the shop or on the road.

At the SwiftTech competition, technicians were given simulated problems to troubleshoot and solve within a set time limit. Photos: Steven Martinez<br />

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Swift Celebrates Tech Excellence With SwiftTech Competition

Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.

If you don&amp;rsquo;t use the proper tools, you&amp;rsquo;ll never know how much &amp;ndash; or how little &amp;ndash; clamping force you have on the wheels. Photo: Jim Park<br />

Articles

What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation procedures lately, here’s something to think about.

This truck demonstrates uneven treads on dual tires. Photo by Les Smart.

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Tire Maintenance: It’s Not Just Checking Tire Pressure

For proper tire care, it’s also important to make sure that each tire has adequate tire tread left and to check that the sidewalls have no cuts or damage.

LaTres Jarrett Photo: Bridgestone

News

Bridgestone Names New Bandag Marketing Director

Bridgestone Americas has named LaTres Jarrett as director, marketing for Bandag, the Bridgestone business dedicated to the research, development, and manufacturing of retreads.

Products

Spiral Wraps Protect Cables

The spiral wrap products can be used to replace old spiral wrap or make combination air and electrical assemblies.

Denise Rondini

Articles

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.

Diagnostic tools are vital for fleet maintenance procedures today. But the systems can be expensive and difficult to use across different makes and models of trucks. Photo: Rush Truck Centers

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A New Frontier in Diagnostics

Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.

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