May 16, 2014
Finding and training technicians, purchasing tools and equipment, maintaining a parts inventory, dealing with OSHA and the EPA. These are just a few of the headaches fleets that maintain their own trucks face.
May 14, 2014
Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the opening of a new parts location in San Benito, Texas on June 1, 2014.
Heavy traffic makes travel in the Atlanta metro difficult with more than 400,000 people occupying the roads. MHC Kenworth is opening a new dealership in Conyers, Ga. The new location now positions MHC in every corner of Atlanta to better serve its customers.
May 13, 2014
A proposed Minnesota ban on lead wheel weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles, has passed a final vote in both the state house and senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.
Permatex has added a new, solvent-free hand cleaner specially designed for professional technicians. Fast Orange Professional Hand Cleaner uses the latest advances in hand cleaners with cleaning capability infused with new odor eliminating technology.
May 6, 2014
Consolidated Truck Parts is the newest company to join the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Located in Rockwell, N.C., Consolidated Truck Parts was started in 1973 by John Hess who serves as president and owner.
Performance Truck has opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas.
April 29, 2014
Wofford Truck Parts of El Paso, Texas, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Founded by its president Paul Wofford in 1985, Wofford Truck Parts specializes in heavy-duty and medium-duty truck parts.
April 25, 2014
Kenworth of South Florida – Riviera Beach has opened a new parts and service location with eight service bays and a larger parts department than at its previous location.
April 23, 2014
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
April 18, 2014
Six Robblees’ and Valley Brake and Truck Parts are joining forces to create an expanded presence with a total of 22 locations, as well as expanding the company’s experience in friction and brake remanufacturing.
April 11, 2014
Volvo Trucks’ service capabilities in the Southwest region of the U.S. have grown with the addition of a new Bruckner’s Truck Sales facility in Albuquerque, N.M.
April 10, 2014
Bee Line has announced the LC7580 Laser Computer Alignment System, which will allow a shop to align the smallest passenger vehicle, the largest commercial tractor and everything in between.
March 21, 2014
Horton introduces the Modulator Fully Variable Retrofit Packages, which deliver engine cooling for any climate. Aftermarket Modulator retrofit packages replace on/off fan drives for many heavy-duty, line-haul and severe-duty vocational trucks where pneumatically actuated fan clutches over-cycle or do not provide optimum performance.
Delivery of pre-production units moves natural gas direct injection system technology one step closer to commercialization for the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.
March 19, 2014
CSM Companies, and French-Ellison Truck Center, announced that the two companies will merge on March 31. The result will establish the company as one of the largest commercial truck dealership groups in the United States with 19 facilities.
March 17, 2014
Fleets try to do a good job of keeping their trucks in top operating condition, and most recognize that maintenance plays an important role in achieving that goal. Still there are some things that get overlooked by even the most seasoned fleet manager.
March 14, 2014
Phony designer handbags…fake Rolex watches…buy these without realizing it and you’ll undoubtedly overpay for inferior products. Your wallet and your ego will both take a hit, but you’ll survive. But if you purchase fake aftermarket truck parts, the results can be disastrous.
March 13, 2014
TMW Systems introduced TMT First Step, a diagnostic and intake system that helps fleets reduce their risk from undiagnosed vehicle fault codes in medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.
March 12, 2014
Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced Michelin Truck Care, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.
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