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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

August 10, 2015 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo Premium Maintenance Plans are pre-paid contracts that allow customers to select and customize coverage levels and lock in current parts and labor rates. Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks

April 21, 2015 - Product News

NationaLease/Decisiv Deal Aims to Improve Uptime

NationaLease announced an agreement with Decisiv to provide its customers with fleet tracking and reporting capabilities. The maintenance platform will be called NationaLease Fleet 20/20.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, NationaLease, Decisiv

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

A Look Into the Truck Parts Aftermarket

Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.

Tags: Maintenance, Class 8, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Enterprises to Expand Trailer Maintenance

Photo: Fleet Enterprises

A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, Independent Contractors

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

Booths at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Maintenance, TMC, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Management, Events

November 3, 2014 - Product News

Betts Truck Parts Brings Advanced Support to Customers

Photo via Betts Truck Parts & Service.

Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.

Tags: Maintenance, Eaton, Drivetrains, Betts Truck Parts and Service

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

Geroge Arrants, a long-time leader in the SuperTech program (left), and Michael Meredith, this year’s Professional Development chairman, say that a crew of supervisors and judges from fleets, suppliers and technical schools are ready to test 131 technicians beginning Monday.

Organizers of TMC's SuperTech competition in Orlando, Fla., say they are ready to test 133 top technicians from across the United States beginning Monday. High scorers will emerge after two days of pitting their skills against pre-arranged flaws in 25 different areas of truck diagnostics and repairs, with the winners announced at a lunch on Wednesday.

Tags: Maintenance, Technicians, TMC SuperTech

September 18, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Challenging FMCSA Out-of-Service Order

One trucking company is challenging an out-of-service order it received in August from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, following a fatal accident.

Tags: Maintenance, FMCSA, Regulations, Safety & Compliance, Enforcement

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Maintenance, Truckstops, Tires, Aftermarket

June 9, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Expanding Services in Greensboro, N.C

“North Carolina is home to many commercial trucking fleets, and Greensboro is a very important market for Goodyear,” said Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Goodyear, North Carolina, Tires, breakdowns

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

TA Opens New Service Facility on I-40 in Arizona

TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, breakdowns, I-40

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens TA Truck Service Location in Arizona

It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Repairs, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

Michelin Launches Nationwide Truck Care Network

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.

Tags: Maintenance, Michelin, Aftermarket, Michelin Truck Care

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Decisiv Launches Maintenance Scorecard with TMC

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."

Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Continues On Its Journey To Provide Training

Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Maintenance, Training, Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW

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