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


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 “headwinds” with electric trucks, but thinks they will start to become commonplace in a couple years’ time. Photo: Jack Roberts


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.

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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.


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.

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


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


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.


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 />


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 />


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.


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.


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