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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

March 24, 2017 - Product News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Photo: Pirelli

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, MATS, Pirelli

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4

March 20, 2017 - Press Release

Jasper Names Manager of Process Control, Sales Support

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced that Judah DeLorenzo has been named manager of Process Control and Sales Support.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Promotions

March 15, 2017 - Product News

Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Geotab, Mack Trucks, Uptime, GuardDog Connect, Telematics, Work Truck Show

March 3, 2017 - Press Release

Mitchell 1 Introduces Medium-Duty Shop Software

Mitchell 1 introduced its newest solution for the commercial trucking industry: Manager SE Truck Edition, shop management software for repair shops that service all makes of Class 4-8 trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Software, Mitchell 1, Managing the Shop

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Extends Oil Drain Intervals to 80,000 Miles

Cummins says X15 Efficiency Series and X15 Performance Series engine owners can extend their oil drain intervals up to 80,000 miles using the free Cummins OilGuard program, which uses engine performance data and oil analysis to safely optimize oil drain intervals.

Tags: Cummins, Valvoline, Engine Oils, Oil Drain Intervals, Cummins X15

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins to Offer Engine Maintenance Notifications

Cummins' new Guidanz telematics system features a 9-pin J1939 interface that downloads engine fault codes directly to a smartphone or similar mobile device.

Cummins announced its new Connected Adviser telematics system at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville, which allows customers to receive information analyzed by engine experts at Cummins, making it easier for fleet managers to make service decisions about the vehicles in their fleets.

Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Downtime, Technology & Maintenance Council, Diesel Engines

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

HDT Announces 2017 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2017 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

Photo: Jim Park

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

Tags: China, Tires, Tariffs, Tires and Wheels

February 3, 2017 - Press Release

Work Truck Solutions Opens New Office

Work Truck Solutions, an online platform for commercial inventory searches by body type and chassis, for both truck buyers and industry supply chain stakeholders, announced its new office location in Troy, Mich

Tags: Work Truck Solutions, Office Opening

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Photo: Bridgestone

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

Tags: Michelin, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Yokohama Increases All Tire Prices

The Yokohama 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire (photo courtesy of Yokohama Tires).

Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices by up to 7% on all of its tires sold in the U.S., including commercial, off-the-road (OTR), and consumer. The increase will go into effect April 1.

Tags: Truck Tires, Yokohama Tire Corp., Tire Prices

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Fleets Discuss Parts and Service Needs

Photo: Ryder

Fleet executives representing five vocations, 63,000 power units and 130,000 trailers shared their thoughts on what they need from heavy-duty aftermarket parts and service providers at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket, Parts and Service

January 27, 2017 - Press Release

Summit Truck Group Becomes Master Distributor of Purkeys Electrical Solutions

Summit Truck Group has announced they are now a Master Distributor of Purkeys electrical products in all 28 of the markets in which Summit Truck Group currently operates.

Tags: Distributors, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Summit Truck Group

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Omnicraft

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

Tags: Ford, Parts and Service

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, Driver Safety Tips, 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, Online Tool, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Safety

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

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