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July 21, 2017 - Industry News

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

FleetPride employees celebrate the opening of the company&#39;s first New Orleans branch.<br />Photo: FleetPride

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleet Management, FleetPride

July 20, 2017 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Abex ADBHD1369 also comes with a complete installation hardware kit and meets global ISO performance and wear standards.<br />Photo: Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Tags: Maintenance, Air Brakes, Brake Parts, Safety, Air Disc Brakes

June 30, 2017 - Product News

Bosch Debuts Class 4-8 Diagnostic Scan Tool

The Bosch HDS 200 Heavy Duty Scan Tool Kit displays and graphs live data from SAE standard MIDS/PIDS along with on-screen definitions of diagnostic trouble codes. Photo: Bosch

The new HDS 200 is is designed to be an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for technicians working on Class 4 - 8 trucks. It's ruggedized and features a color display with clear diagnostic trouble codes.

Tags: Maintenance, Diagnostics, Bosch

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

SAF Holland Refocuses on Aftermarket Parts

SAF Holland is bringing its electronic catalog up to date and focusing on field sales and timely order fulfilment. Photo: SAF Holland

SAF Holland is committed to building a world class aftermarket parts fulfillment program, with new initiatives aimed at easy use, and fast turn-around times.

Tags: Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Technicians, SAF Holland

June 28, 2017 - Product News

Stertil-Koni Combines Touch-Screen Controls with Ecolift

The ebright Smart Control Lift allows Ecolift technicians to track data and measure lift height from their console.

Tags: Lift, Stertil-Koni, Vehicle Lifts, Maintenance

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

TechSpedite Offers Expedited New-Technician Training

New technicians progress based on what they&#39;ve learned. Photo: Pro-Mech Learning Systems.

One company has developed a program aimed at tackling the technician shortage, with an expedited training program promising to create work-ready technicians.

Tags: Maintenance, Technician Shortage, Technician Training, Technicians, Maintenance Management

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Webinar Explores Benefits of Outsourcing Fleet Maintenance

Source: Ryder System, Inc.

Listen in as fleet managers discuss their experience with outsourcing and how it has affected their cost control, quality of service, and vehicle uptime.

Tags: Maintenance, Outsourcing, Webinar

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Productivity Gains Linked to In-House Maintenance

During a recent survey with trucking fleets, there was a strong indication that fleets with current maintenance capabilities can improve productivity by bringing additional work in house.

Tags: Maintenance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Maintenance Facilities

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Tread Rubber and Repair Group Puts Recommended Practices Online

Image via TRMG

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers Group has completed additional recommended practices for retreading and repairing tires and is making them available online through the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Rubber, Retreads

March 31, 2017 - Industry News

CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils on Store Shelves Now, API Says

The organization has licensed about 400 CK-4 oils and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by marketers, making the robust new classifications available to operators of new and older diesels.

Tags: Maintenance, Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, API

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Isuzu's Diesel Engine Durability Upped to 375,000 Miles

Photo courtesy of ICTA.

The B10 durability rating of the 4HK1-TC diesel engine that powers Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. cabovers has been increased to 375,000 miles, the company has announced at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Isuzu, Cabovers, Diesel Engines, Maintenance, Isuzu N-Series, Isuzu FTR

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

FTR, CKCVR Issue Maintenance Benchmarking Study

FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research have released a comprehensive benchmarking study that examines fleet maintenance practices in heavy- and medium-duty fleets.

Tags: Maintenance, Survey, FTR, CKCVR

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Bendix Launches Online Trucking Industry Resource

Screenshot via Knowledge-Dock.com

Bendix has launched a new center of commercial vehicle information at its website safertrucks.com, centered around a new multimedia center called the Knowledge Dock.

Tags: Maintenance, Online Tool, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Safety

October 12, 2016 - Product News

VehicleDowntimeView Helps Measure and Manage Downtime

Image via ARI

Fleet services provider ARI has developed a technology called VehicleDowntimeView that measures how long a vehicle is out of service and provides data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Tags: Maintenance, ARI, Vehicle Tracking, Downtime

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love&#39;s

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

June 9, 2016 - Product News

SAF-Holland: New P89 Air Disc Brakes to Cost Little More than Drums

Base P89 air disc brake weighs about the same and costs not much more than trailer drum brakes, company executives say. P89 Plus includes a beefier rotor that resists heat distortion, and should be maintenance-free for seven years. Photos: SAF-Holland.

CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, SAF-Holland, Air Brakes

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Image: Screenshot from Accuride YouTube Channel

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Maintenance Options for Truck Leases

Photo: Ryder

Ryder System has expanded maintenance offerings for leases with the company’s new Ryder ChoiceLease options.

Tags: Ryder System, Leasing, Maintenance, Maintenance Costs, Truck Leasing

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Building U.S. Factory to Make Air Disc Brakes

Photo: Wabco

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Sales of air disc brakes are now enough to justify American manufacturing, which should reduce prices and encourage more sales, says Wabco.

Tags: Maintenance, Wabco, Air Brakes, Brakes

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Penske Opens Massachusetts Rental, Leasing, Maintenance Facility

The new Norton, Mass. location of Penske Truck Leasing. Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the opening of a new 14,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Norton, Mass.

Tags: Leasing, Maintenance, DEF, Penske Truck Leasing, Commercial Rentals

December 15, 2015 - Industry News

Preventive Maintenance Can Improve Fuel Economy, Report Says

Image: Carbon War Room

Research found fleets that saw MPG gains of 5% to 10% with rigorous PMs, Trucking Efficiency's confidence report says.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Fuel Economy

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Purcell Relocates Albuquerque Tire Service Center to New Facility

The new Albuquerque Facility. Photo: Purcell Tire and Service Center

The Purcell Tire and Service Center in Albuquerque, N.M., has moved its location to a new larger facility to provide its staff with additional space to accommodate customers.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Diagnostics, New Facility, Tires

October 17, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

T880 is newly available with a compact 40-inch sleeper that provides legal bunk time for drivers of vocational trucks.

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces New Integrations

PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.

Tags: Maintenance, Information Technology, Integration, PeopleNet, TMW Systems

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