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October 20, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Two-Hour Truck Repair Diagnosis

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth is rolling out a service program for its trucks at certified dealers that would provide a full diagnostic analysis and repair estimate within two hours, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers

October 20, 2015 - Product News

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, Cooper Tire, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Opens $300 Million Truck Tire Plant

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) officially opened its $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Miss.

Tags: Yokohama, Truck Tires

October 9, 2015 - Press Release

Rotary Lift Designs Application Guide

Source: Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift has published a free Lift Application Guide to help customers choose the right lifts for their service facilities.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Lift Guide

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar Selects Continental Tires as Standard Equipment for all Vehicles


Navistar, Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, LLC have signed a Letter of Intent for a five-year supply agreement where Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service, and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.

Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Continental Tires, Severe Duty

September 25, 2015 - Press Release

Goodyear Sets New Service Call Record

In August, Goodyear-Fleet HQ 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service – which is offered through the Goodyear-Fleet HQ suite of business solutions – helped 15,375 trucks return to service, a record for the program.

Tags: Goodyear, Service Calls

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Managers Attend Terex Hands-on Training Event

More than 40 people from around the world, including participants from Australia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the United States, recently attended Terex Utilities’ 37th annual Hands-On Training seminar at the company’s facilities in Watertown, S.D. (PHOTO: Terex)

Participants of this year’s three-day Hands-on Training event gained valuable training on the proper operation and application of Terex digger derricks, aerial devices, and auger drills.

Tags: Training, Terex

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Landmark Agreement Addresses 'Right to Repair' for Commercial Vehicles

Independent shops have seen limits in what they can do when it comes to today's heavily computerized vehicles. Photo courtesy Wheeltime Network

The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.

Tags: Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Fontaine Facility Reaches 1,000-Day Safety Milestone

PHOTO: Fontaine Modification

Employees at Fontaine Modification Vocational Services' modification center in Springfield, Ohio, were treated by the company to a lunchtime celebration on Aug. 27 for working their 1,000th consecutive day without a lost-time incident.

Tags: Fontaine Modification, Safety

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar to Offer Engine Reprogramming via Wi-Fi

International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.

Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Utility and Municipal Technician Wages Compared

Graph courtesy of UtilimarcUtility industry wage distribution.

The results from Utilimarc showed a more spread out wage distribution among fleet technicians in the municipal industry but a higher wage floor/ceiling for technicians in the utility industry.

Tags: Technicians, Utilimarc

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 26,400 F-650/F-750 Trucks

Photo of 2015 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750

August 17, 2015 - Press Release

Snap-on Software Subscription Delivers Continuous Diagnostic Updates

The new Snap-on software subscription program delivers updated diagnostic data for late-model and older vehicles for a low overall cost.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Snap-on

August 11, 2015 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford, General Motors, Bi-Fuel Conversions, FCA

July 30, 2015 - Press Release

Goodyear Commercial Expands Tire & Service Network

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network with the opening of three Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Tags: Tires, Goodyear Commercial

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Konecranes Launches Quick Ship Program


Konecranes Quick Ship initiative provides a complete industrial overhead crane up to 10 tons in four weeks or less.

Tags: Konecranes, Shipping Service

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

A&R Logistics Names Area Maintenance Manager


Timothy Brevoort was named area maintenance manager for A&R Logistics, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. He assumed this position in February.

Tags: Maintenance, Supply Chain Solution, New Hire

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.

Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation

July 1, 2015 - Press Release

Stemco Acquires Goodyear Air Springs Business

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, completed its previously announced acquisition of the maker of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.

Tags: Air Suspension, Mergers & Acquisitions, EnPro Industries, Stemco

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Technician Training, Technicians

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

Photo courtesy of CarMD.

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Cloud-Based Technology, Wyoming, Delaware

June 12, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

The Yokohama 101ZL Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Yokohama, Tires

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, NHTSA


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