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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, Truck Parts & Equipment

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

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

How Do You Handle Truck Fleet Maintenance?

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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: Maintenance, Outsourcing, Survey

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin Names Menegaux CEO for Mid-2019

At Michelin&#39;s 2018 annual meeting, on May 18, 2018, shareholders will consider a resolution that names Florent Menegaux (pictured) as Senard&#39;s replacement as CEO a year later &amp;mdash; at the close of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting. (Photo: Michelin)

Michelin Group has lined up a replacement for Jean-Dominique Senard, who doesn't want to extend his term as CEO of the tire company past its current expiration date — the end of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting.

Tags: Michelin, Promotions, C-Suite

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

FleetguardFit is a real-time filtration monitoring system offering full visibility to filter and oil life. Screenshot via Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Cummins, Oil, Filters, Oil Filters

February 1, 2018 - Press Release

Jasper Facility Earns Safety Certification

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Ind., has achieved STAR Certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Safety Certification

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Replacement Truck Tire Shipments Set a Record in 2017

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With new truck tire facilities being planned and new and retreaded truck tires topping the 33 million mark domestically, the estimates are that truck tire shipments will be up again this year.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Retreads, Tire Shipments

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

TBC Brands Targets Highway Light Truck Tires

Each of the tires will be available in 50 p-metric and LT sizes in 16- to 20-inch diameters to cover a wide range of SUV, CUV, pickup, and van fitments. (Image courtesy of Eldorado Tire)

TBC Brands LLC is expanding its Multi-Mile, Eldorado, Delta, and Vanderbilt brands to each include a new highway light truck tire.

Tags: Truck Tires, TBC, LT Tires

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

Image of HX Series construction truck courtesy of International trucks.

International Truck announced three plans to deliver on its uptime pledge to vocational truck customers: the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, Vocational Confidence Warranty Package, and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan.

Tags: International Trucks, Warranty, International HX, Vocational Trucks, International A26

January 26, 2018 - Product News

Denso Announces Diesel Particulate Filter Program Improvements

Improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring. Photo: Denso

Denso Products and Services Americas has announced a series of improvements to its PowerEdge Diesel Aftertreatment Program.

Tags: New Facility, Aftermarket Parts, Diesel Emissions, DPF, Denso

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

Tags: HDMA, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Global, Disruptive Technology

January 23, 2018 - Press Release

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Tags: Maintenance, New Facility, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Fleet Facility

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

Image via APC Automotive Technologies

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Replacement Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service

January 4, 2018 - Press Release

Jasper Acquires North Carolina Branch Location

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced the acquisition of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of Greensboro, N.C., which originally opened in 1986 as an independent distributorship, selling Jasper products to customers in North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Tags: North Carolina, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Transmissions, Remanufacturing, Engines, Mergers & Acquisitions

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin, Sumitomo Strike Commercial Tire Deal

Logo: Michelin

Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Tags: Michelin, Truck Tires, Tires, Sumitomo, Joint Venture

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Sells TCi Stores, Retread Shop to Independent Dealers

Michelin North America Inc. has sold four Tire Centers stores and a TCi retread plant to two independent commercial tire dealers.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Recalls, Brakes, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Expands North American Distribution Network

Photo: Accuride

Component supplier Accuride has announced a strategic expansion of its North American distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Accuride, Distribution, Parts and Service

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec&#39;ing, and fuel.

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

Tags: Work Truck Magazine, Upfitting, Fuel Management, ELDs, Full-Service Leasing, Leasing, Telematics

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

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

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.

Tags: Pilot Program, Daimler Trucks North America, Parts and Service, 3D Printing

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