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April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear, Bridgestone Form TireHub

TireHub will be a 50-50 joint venture between Goodyear and Bridgestone and will be managed by an independent management team. (Image courtesy of TireHub)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. are joining forces. The two tire manufacturers have formed TireHub LLC, one of the largest tire distribution joint ventures in the United States.

Tags: Goodyear, Bridgestone, Tires, Distributors, TireHub

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintenance Shop Safety

The four-post lift has impact-resistant LED lights illuminating truck undercarriages. Photo: Stertil-Koni

The stakes are high and the payoffs big when it comes to worker safety, notably in reducing accidents, minimizing eyestrain, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity. Stertil-Koni says professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance.

Tags: Stertil-Koni, LED Lighting, Truck Lifts

April 13, 2018 - Press Release

DTNA Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

More than 300 of Daimler Truck North America's personnel and dealer network came together to share best practices during the CIC Summit. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

During the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) 2018 Elite Support Continuous Improvement Coordinator (CIC) Summit in Orlando, attendees raised more than $55,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.

Tags: DTNA, Charity, Habitat for Humanity, Daimler Trucks North America, Elite Support

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Acquires 2 New Businesses

Inland Truck Parts & Service (ITP) announced its addition of two Texas businesses to its footprint of stores. The new stores will allow the company to better meet the repair and equipment needs of truck owners in the southwest region.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops, Truck Equipment

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Launches Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council will be hosting a new event called the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, addressing best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity.

Tags: Conference, ATA, TMC, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Data Management

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Icahn Selling Federal-Mogul to Tenneco

Carl Icahn, chairman of Icahn Enterprises. Image courtesy of Fortune

Icahn Enterprises L.P., the parent company of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, is selling auto parts maker Federal-Mogul LLC to Tenneco Inc. for $5.4 billion. Tenneco plans to split Federal-Mogul into two entities.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Mogul, Tenneco

March 24, 2018 - Press Release

BOLT Lock Launches New Website

Designed to be user- and mobile-friendly, the newest website features allows customers to select their year, make, and model vehicle directly on the homepage to view and select the available BOLT locks.

Tags: BOLT Lock, Website Design

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

Tags: Hino, Diesel Engines, Recalls, 2018-MY

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Last Chance to Give Input on Truck Maintenance Trends

Maintenance is a large part of managing a truck fleet. Work Truck magazine is looking for fleet manager input regarding truck fleet maintenance trends, specifically related to outsourcing.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Outsourcing, Survey, Trends

March 12, 2018 - Press Release

IMT Revamps Website for Enhanced Experience

The new website features a modern interface and is designed with the customer experience in mind. (Image courtesy of IMT)

The redeveloped site offers essential product information and features, a comprehensive overview of the history and culture of IMT, and dealer access to a new Distributor Resource Center.

Tags: IMT, New Website, Website Design, Iowa Mold Tooling Co.

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Navistar Expands Fleetrite with Radiator and Surge Tank Program

Navistar announced that Fleetrite has launched a comprehensive all-makes radiator and surge tank program, expanding the portfolio of its private label parts business.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Parts and Service

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Digitizes Preventive Maintenance

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing, Honeywell

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Dunai as Sales and Marketing VP

Dunai

Reyco Granning has appointed Arnold Dunai as vice president of sales and marketing, effective March 5. Dunai will be responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.

Tags: Reyco Granning, People, New Hire

March 2, 2018 - Press Release

Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin (left) and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway celebrate the donation. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Kenworth, Technician Training, Donations

March 1, 2018 - Press Release

SelecTrucks Launches Roadside Select

With response times under an hour, Roadside Select enables owner-operators and drivers to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Towing, Emergency Planning, SelecTrucks

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitchell 1, Snider Fleet Solutions

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

Tags: GammaTech, DuraBook

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 16, 2018 - Press Release

FleetPride Acquires Truck Parts & Equipment

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired Truck Parts & Equipment, Inc. from the TP&E Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Tags: FleetPride, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 15, 2018 - Press Release

Brake Parts Inc Raises $273K for Charity

BPI has partnered with the United Way for over a decade and during that time has donated in excess of $1.3 million. (Image courtesy of Angela Swan.)

Employees of Brake Parts Inc (BPI) continued their commitment to giving back to the community by once again partnering with the United Way of Greater McHenry County in 2017.

Tags: Charity, United Way, Fundraising, Brake Parts

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Image courtesy of Inland Truck Parts<br />

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Tags: Fire, Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Cascadia Detroit Connect Remote Updates

Remote Updates is enabled by the Detroit Connect platform and is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, which also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Connect Analytics. (Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America)

Detroit Connect Remote Updates is now available exclusively for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’ed with Detroit engines.

Tags: Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Detroit, Remote Updates

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