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June 23, 2017 - Press Release

Roadmaster Tires Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Infographic courtesy of Roadmaster

In 2007, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company introduced the Roadmaster line of truck tires. As Roadmaster celebrates its 10th anniversary, the tire brand has become synonymous with a strong heritage of quality products backed by innovative engineering.

Tags: Truck Tires, Company Anniversaries, Cooper Tire, 10th Anniversary, Roadmaster

June 23, 2017 - Industry News

DTNA Expands Parts Distribution Network

DTNA's two new parts distribution centers will hold more than $15 million of inventory and over 20,000 parts.

Tags: DTNA, Daimler Trucks North America, Parts and Service

June 14, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

Tags: Sustainability, Michelin, Tires and Wheels, Movin' On Conference

June 9, 2017 - Press Release

Optimize Oil Drain Intervals With the Right Filter

Photo courtesy of HUBB Filters.

Pairing the right filter with the right oil is crucial in helping fleets implement a successful and safe extended oil drain program. It can also save fleets thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.

Tags: Oil Filters, HUBB Filters

June 7, 2017 - Industry News

Bridgestone Follows Goodyear in Second Round of Tire Price Increases

Bridgestone has followed Goodyear in announcing a second price increase on its truck and bus tires this year.

Tags: Goodyear, Bridgestone, Tires, Tire Prices

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

D’Annunzio & Sons Modernizes with Steril-Koni

The Stertil-Koni ECOLIFT provides wheels free lifting via an ultra-shallow, full-rise in-ground, and axle engaging vehicle lift. (Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

For its new facility, D’Annunzio & Sons worked closely with Stertil-Koni’s exclusive, New Jersey-based heavy duty vehicle lift distributor, Hoffman Services to select an optimal combination of Stertil-Koni heavy-duty lifting system.

Tags: Steril-Koni, Construction Fleets, Truck Lift

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts Expands to San Antonio

Image via Inland Truck Parts

Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded its presence in Texas with the recent acquisition of Complete Gear Services in San Antonio.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, New Locations, Inland Truck Parts, Parts and Service

May 22, 2017 - Press Release

HDA Truck Pride Partners with TTA/C Parts

HDA Truck Pride has finalized an agreement with TTA/C Parts Corporation, a distributor of ventilation, air conditioning, and heating parts for light- to heavy-duty trucks, off-road, industrial, and agricultural equipment.

Tags: Truck Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Climate Control Systems, Ventilation

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Dealer Gives Engine to Vocational College

Presenting the donated engine from Berger Dealer Group are service managers Joe Kook (second from left) and Mike Peters (second from right). Photo courtesy of Baker College.

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan has been given a $51,558 Paccar MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group of Dearborn, Michigan, to enable engine-specific technician training.

Tags: Diesel Engines, MX-13, Technicians, Technician Training, Truck Dealers, Paccar

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

Photo: Cummins

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Fuel Additive

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

May 9, 2017 - Press Release

HUBB Adds Oil Change Cost Tool to Website

HUBB Filters has created a new educational tool to help fleet managers compare their oil change costs and the potential savings they can achieve by switching to the HUBB filter program, according to the company.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, HUBB Filters, Maintenance, Filters

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Honors 6 Companies with Aspire Program Award

2016 Aspire Program awardees left to right: Dave Merrow, president of Heavy Duty Lift & Equipment; Jean Dellamore, president of Stertil-Koni; Phillippe and Joe Palma, of Novaquip; Larry Morgan, with Hoffman Services; John Campbell of Power Washer Sales, Gary Vermeulen, president of Westvac International  and Mark Friess with Heavy Lift Systems (photo courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Heavy-duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Awards, Steril-Koni, Shop Equipment

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Nokian Plans U.S. Tire Factory

This rendering shows the Dayton, Tennessee, site where Nokian will build its first factory dedicated to the North American market. (Photo courtesy of Nokian Tires)

Nokian Tyres Inc. is building a factory in the U.S., which will product light truck tires among others. The plant, to be located in southeast Tennessee, will have an initial capacity to produce 4 million tires annually, and the site also will house a distribution center.

Tags: Truck Tires, Light-Duty Trucks, Nokian

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Photo: Workhorse

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Ryder, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

YourMechanic Launches Fleet Maintenance Services

Image courtesy of YourMechanic.com

The new maintenance program covers light-duty commercial vehicles up to Class 3 (10,000 to 14,000 pounds) and medium-duty Class 4 (up to 16,000 pounds), and aims to address many challenges facing fleet managers by offering flexible service packages, including on-demand repair delivered directly to the fleet of vehicles.

Tags: Maintenance, Mechanics, YourMechanic

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Dealership Employment Rose 5.6% in 2016

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Employment at truck dealerships hit its highest point in five years, according to a report from American Truck Dealers a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as dealers work to improve customer uptime and deal with ever-more-complex equipment.

Tags: ATD, NADA, Truck Sales, Dealership, Employment, Truck Dealers, Uptime

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 20, 2017 - Industry News

Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

In the latest installment of “We Care,” the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach Container Terminal Corporation (LBCT), a leading provider of transportation and logistics services in and around Long Beach, Calif., the second busiest port in the United States.  (Image courtesy of Steril-Koni)

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.

Tags: Mobile Lift, Video Series, Steril-Koni, Drones, ST 1130

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Penske Launches Device-Neutral Connected Fleet Platform

Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the rollout of its new connected fleet data platform, which allows it to connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Diagnostics, Penske Truck Leasing, Remote Diagnostics, Full-Service Leasing

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

April 11, 2017 - Press Release

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with Launch of Built for Better

Photo: PRNewsfoto/Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign called Built for Better, which will unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as a sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Bandag, Bridgestone

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 27, 2017 - Industry News

GM Has Built 2M Duramax Diesel Engines

6.6L Duramax Diesel engine being placed in chassis at engine set for GM’s Heavy Duty pickups. General Motors Flint Assembly/UAW Local 598 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo: General Motors)

General Motors, DMAX, Ltd., and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Engines, Chevrolet Silverado, Duramax, GMC Sierra

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