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January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Photo: Dwight Burdette

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

Tags: Pep Boys, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops

January 10, 2017 - Press Release

Warranty Extended on Elliott BoomTruck Cranes

All new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. (Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment)

Elliott Equipment Company announced that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty.

Tags: Warranty, Cranes, Boom Trucks, Elliott Equipment

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Cooling System Maintenance

When coolant freezes, it expands and poses a danger to your vehicle's engine block. Here's advice from NHTSA on how to protect your cooling system and avoid vehicle breakdowns in frigid temperatures.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Winter Driving, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, Antifreeze

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, Vehicle Safety, Online Tool, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

January 3, 2017 - Press Release

Raybestos Unveils New Website

Screen capture of Raybestos.com courtesy of Raybestos

Raybestos launched a new website at www.raybestos.com. The new website outlines the complete Raybestos product line offering and features the latest news

Tags: New Website, Raybestos

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Work Truck's Top 10 Articles in 2016

The 2016 calendar-year brought about more new-vehicle launches, an increased interest in upfitting and truck spec'ing, continued concerns about controlling fuel costs, and new technology and features on trucks than ever before.

Tags: Upfitting, Isuzu, Ram Truck, Ford, Truck Specs

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Purolator Repair Shop Prank

Purolator pranks repair shop customers. (Photo courtesy of Purolator)

Purolator set up hidden cameras in the Buffalo-based automotive repair shop and hired an actor to take on a mechanic role who informed real customers of absurd engine compartment object discoveries.

Tags: Purolator, Mechanics, Pranks

November 28, 2016 - Press Release

ACDelco Launches New Technician Training

As part of its ongoing commitment to keeping independent aftermarket technicians abreast of the latest vehicle technologies, ACDelco is launching six new online seminars, with new diesel, collision, and eAssist training.

Tags: Technician Training, Online Training, ACDelco

November 28, 2016 - Press Release

Jasper Relocates Air and Fuel Department

The Air and Fuel Department of Jasper Engines & Transmissions have moved to a new location within the Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 11, 2016 - Press Release

BestDrive Opens Cincinnati Tire Location

BestDrive, LLC, a commercial tire dealer and retreader, celebrated the opening of its newest location in Cincinnati.

Tags: Continental, Retreads, BestDrive, Tires

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

Tags: Telematics, Eaton, Transmissions, Remote Diagnostics

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

Tags: Bridgestone, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Tires, Fleet Safety Tip of the Week, NHTSA

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Fyda Freightliner Offers Mobile Diagnosis of Repairs

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati has announced the Mobile Express Assessment Program, which offers a mobile assessment of repairs to customers in the greater Cincinnati area.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Diagnostics, Repair Shops, Fyda Freightliner

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Simplifies Core Exchange Process Management

Navistar's new Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet owners manage their core exchange process. Cores are used components, like engine blocks, that Fleets send to OEMs in exchange for credit and are used to rebuild and resell as remanufactured parts.

Tags: Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts

September 19, 2016 - Press Release

Dorman Launches Redesigned Website

Photo courtesy of Dorman Products

Dorman Products announced the launch of totally redesigned websites for the automotive, heavy-duty, and Spanish markets.

Tags: New Website, Dorman Products

September 12, 2016 - Press Release

Clore Automotive Asks: What's in Your Garage?

The new promotion provides the opportunity for professional and consumer end users to redeem for a Prepaid VISA Card with the purchase of select Booster PAC, Jump-N-Carry, and SOLAR battery service equipment SKUs between October 1 and December 31, 2016.

Tags: Clore Automotive, Rebates, Service Equipment

September 9, 2016 - Press Release

Terex Provides Hands-On Training

More than 30 people from five countries attended Terex Utilities’ 38th annual Hands On Training seminar, which included demonstrations of aerial lifts, digger derricks, and auger drills.

Tags: Training, Terex, Auger Drills, Digger Derricks, Aerial Lifts

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Technician Institutes Hits Graduate Milestone

To date, the Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) has graduated more than 200 service technicians, grown to three campuses, and expanded its scope to include training for fleet customers’ service technicians.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, Peterbilt Technician Institute

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Says 40% Tariffs Due on Truck Tires From China

Photo courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.

Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11, Engine Oils

August 25, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Photo of ISX12 engine courtesy of Cummins.

Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.

Tags: Cummins, Cummins ISX12, HP Ratings

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

[Left to right] Ryan Deleon, 1st Place Overall; Duke Fancher, Vice President of Service Operations; Nathan Holden, 2nd Place Overall; and Jonathan Metz, 3rd Place Overall Photo: Summit Holdings

Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.

Tags: Competition, Technicians, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers

August 16, 2016 - Press Release

Fleetio Launches Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Screenshots courtesy of Fleetio.

Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetio, Mobile Apps, Inspections

August 16, 2016 - Press Release

ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

Screenshot courtesy of ARI.

ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, ARI, Online Tool, Big Data

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