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August 22, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission for Medium-, Heavy-Duty Models

The new Paccar Automated Transmission was designed from the ground up as an automated transmission. Photo: Paccar

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it's the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for several of its medium-duty and heavy-duty models, according to the company.

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

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

August 14, 2017 - Press Release

Maval Industries Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Since its founding in 1987, Maval’s design and production of both new and remanufactured steering system components have made it a world leader in the automotive, off-road, performance, and specialty vehicle markets.

Tags: Company Anniversaries, Remy, 30th Anniversary, Maval Industries

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Research Shows Promise for New Source of Rubber for Tires

Guayule is a shrub that grows in the Southwest and produces a rubber that can be used in tires.

It’s possible you could see truck tires in the future made from rubber from a domestic plant rather than the traditional rubber tree, as a five-year study led by Cooper Tire & Rubber showed good results for passenger tires.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Guayule

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama to Increase Prices on Commercial Tires

Photo: Yokohama Tire

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a price increase of up to 4% on all of its commercial and off-the-road tires sold in the U.S., effective Sept. 1.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires, Tire Prices

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

New Connectivity, Analytics Options Coming for Detroit-Powered Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America officials gathered in Yountvile, California, to update trucking reporters on the latest Detroit connectivity and analytics advances. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Fleets of all sizes that are running Detroit powertrains are about to get access to several new tools that will make it easier to analyze the vast amount of data available from the truck – including not only engine fault code data, but also fuel efficiency and safety data.

Tags: Telematics, Detroit, Big Data, Data Analysis, Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, Western Star

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Tire Supplier to Open North American Headquarters

Photo: TP Commercial Solutions

TP Commercial Solutions has announced that its new headquarters in San Diego, Calif., will be opened on Sept. 1 as part of the truck tire supplier's expansion in the North American market.

Tags: Headquarters, Tires, Pirelli

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Spotting Signs of Misaligned Wheels

Pep Boys and CNET provide advice on how to recognize symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Suspensions, Safety

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

Double Coin Opens New Tire Plant

Photo: Double Coin/CMA

Double Coin and CMA has opened a new manufacturing facility in Thailand that will produce truck, bus, industrial, and off-road tires for the North American market.

Tags: Tires, Double Coin, Global

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washer Fleet Clean Enters St. Louis

Photo courtesy of Fleet Clean.

Mobile truck washer Fleet Clean USA is expanding into the St. Louis market next week and hopes to enter several other southern and Midwest markets by the end of the year, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Birmingham, Ala.

Tags: Fleet Services, Franchises, Vehicle Washing

July 18, 2017 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts Featured in New Video

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni's latest episode of its “We Care” video series incorporates advanced cinematography and editing technology to showcase a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility located in New Jersey that utilizes the company’s vehicle lifting systems.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Fleet Facility, Stertil-Koni

July 17, 2017 - Press Release

Hot Shot’s Secret Releases Fleet Case Studies

Hot Shot's Secret, the leading brand for stiction elimination, announces three case studies with positive results for fleets.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Lubricants, FedEx

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Names Winners of Mack Masters Competition

Members of team "Slackers" from CIT Trucks of Rockford, Ill., during the Mack Masters Competition. Photos: Mack Trucks

A team from truck dealer CIT Trucks in Rockford, Illinois, have proven themselves tops when it comes to their knowledge of Mack’s service systems and procedures, winning the biennial Mack Masters Competition.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technicians, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers

July 12, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Voyager Adds 53 Maintenance Locations

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

The U.S Bank Voyager Network added 53 new locations as a result of network merchant Monro Muffler Brake’s acquisition of Clark Tire Total Car Care Advantage in North Carolina and McGee Auto Service & Tires in Florida. The new locations now accept Voyager-branded cards for payment of fleet tire purchases and automotive service.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, U.S. Bank, Maintenance Management, Fleet Cards

July 7, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Preventive Maintenance for Pre-Owned Vehicles

A Ryder technician performing a scheduled preventive maintenance checkup on a Ryder pre-owned vehicle. Photo: Business Wire

Ryder System has launched a preventive maintenance program available for its pre-owned vehicle purchases.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Ryder System, Pre-Owned

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Technician Wins Hino's Skills Competition

Billy Stanley of Rush Truck Center - Houston raises the cup as the winner of Hino Truck's 2017 National Master Elite Service Skills Competition. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks honored a new master elite technician in its annual Service Skills Competition, now in its ninth year.

Tags: Awards, Technicians, Service Skills Competition, Master Elite Technician, Hino Trucks

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mobile Truck Washing Business Expands

Photo via Fleet Clean

Each Fleet Clean rig is equipped with its own water, generator, pressure washers, soap dispensers, brushes, tools, and water reclamation equipment, with customers only needing to supply the dirty vehicle.

Tags: Fleet Clean, Vehicle Washing

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Continental to Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Photo: Continental

Prices for Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires rise "as much as 7%" effective July 1.

Tags: Tires, Tire Prices, Continental Tires

June 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

Photo of Ford Transit van courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the dealer network to 108 stores in 21 states. Photo: Jim Park

Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Isuzu, Peterbilt, Rush Truck Centers, Ford

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

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