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March 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Opens NGV Maintenance Facility in Calif.

Photo: Ryder

Ryder System has opened a natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to provide vehicle maintenance for Ryder lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee, along with on-site diesel fueling.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG, LNG, Maintenance Facilities

March 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Mostly Exempted From GM Powertrain Warranty Roll-Back

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors is rolling back the number of visits under its free maintenance program across the board for Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for fleets amid a change to its powertrain warranty that mostly affects retail buyers.

Tags: Warranty, General Motors, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick

March 11, 2015 - Press Release

Southwest Products Expands to Northwest

Southwest Products announced the opening of its new sales, parts, and service center in southwest Washington, bringing its lineup of specialty vocational trucks and commercial generators to the Northwest.

Tags: Southwest Products

March 9, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Potholes

This winter's extreme freeze-and-thaw cycles have created conditions for a nightmarish pothole season, but AAA offers some valuable advice on how to prevent pothole damage.

Tags: Driver Safety, Collision Repair, Driver Safety Tips

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Moves Northeast Ohio Facility

Photo: Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.

Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships

February 23, 2015 - Product News

Cummins Details Diagnostic Application

Cummins Connected Solutions is an innovative group of products that utilize the connection of a Cummins electronic engine to a vehicle's on-board telematics system.

Tags: Cummins, Diagnostics, Connected Diagnostics

February 17, 2015 - Press Release

Motion Industries to Acquire Miller Bearings

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Fla., in the first quarter of 2015.

Tags: Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Genuine Parts

January 29, 2015 - Press Release

Mitchell 1 Shop Management Workshop Date

Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop, April 30-May 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Managing the Shop

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Unveils Dayton Commercial Tire Website

Dayton's new website. via DaytonTruckTires.com

Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.

Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Replacement Truck Tire Demand Doubles

In 2014, the average price of a retreaded truck tire was $237.48. The average price of a new tire was $381.50. Graphic via MTD.

Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.

Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear's Kelly Edge Tires Suited for Cars, SUVs

Photo courtesy of Goodyear.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Kelly Edge A/S and Kelly Edge AT tires for passenger cars, compact SUVs, mid-size SUVs and all-terrain vehicles.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Mid-Size SUVs, Tires and Wheels, Passenger Cars

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Toyo Expands Open Country R/T Tire Sizes

Photo courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Tire U.S.A. has added seven new sizes to its Open Country R/T tire line for light-duty trucks and other off-road vehicles, the company has announced.

Tags: Toyo, Tires, Tires and Wheels, Off-Road Vehicles

January 13, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Recognizing Wheel Misalignment

Here are tips from Firestone to help fleet drivers recognize early symptoms of wheel misalignment.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Tires and Wheels

January 5, 2015 - Press Release

Stertil-Koni to Expand Manufacturing Facility

Photo courtesy of Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni announced that its U.S. production facility has purchased a 4.5-acre parcel adjacent to its current manufacturing plant in Streator, Ill. The acquisition will enable Stertil ALM to further expand production of heavy-duty vehicle lifts.

Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Stertil-Koni

December 23, 2014 - Press Release

Michelin Updates Dealer Locator App

The Michelin Dealer Locator App: via Google Play Store.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.

Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Ford Ensures Parts Availability for New Models

Since 2002, Ford has successfully ensured that nearly 100% of all new service and maintenance parts associated with new model launches are available when vehicles hit showroom floors.

Tags: Ford, OEM Parts, Parts Management

December 19, 2014 - Press Release

Snap-on Adds Diagnostic Calculator to Website

To find the user’s potential return on investment, the diagnostic calculator asks a few simple questions such as how many times a week does the shop connect to a vehicle or total service/health checks.

Tags: Web Tools, Snap-on, Diagnostic Calculator

December 11, 2014 - Press Release

Betts Truck Parts & Service Unveils New Website

Betts Truck Parts & Service, one of three divisions of the Betts Company, has announced the launch of its new website at BettsTruckParts.com.

Tags: New Website, Betts Company, Betts Truck Parts and Service

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Michelin Developing Airless Tire/Wheel Called 'Tweel'

The Tweel SSL is designe for use on skid steer loaders. Photo courtesy of Michelin.

The Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire is a non-pneumatic tire for commercial vehicles that connects the tire and wheel with a rigid hub connected to a shear beam made of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Skid Steer, Mowers

December 5, 2014 - Press Release

Bosch Redesigns Parts Website

A new, responsive design now makes it easier for users to search for, select, and purchase Bosch products.

Tags: Bosch, Auto Parts, Online Tool

December 4, 2014 - Press Release

Truck Bucks Unveils New Website

Truck Bucks, a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rewards program, unveiled a new website that provides even more benefits for Truck Bucks members.

Tags: DTNA, Daimler Trucks North America, Truck Bucks

December 2, 2014 - Industry News

Toyo Recalls 175,000 Truck, Van Tires

Photo of Open Country H/T courtesy of Toyo.

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans.

Tags: Toyo, Tires, Recalls, Light-Duty Trucks

November 20, 2014 - Press Release

Snap-on Adds Customer Care Web Portal

This new section serves as an additional channel for customers to get helpful information and answers so they can get the most out of their diagnostic tools.

Tags: Snap-on

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Changing Windshield Wiper Blades

Here's a video explaining how to replace wiper blades. Manufacturers typically recommend they're changed two or three times a year to keep windshield visibility optimal.

Tags: Maintenance, Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Cooper Tire Begins Testing Product Made with Guayule Component

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials.

Tags: Research, Guayule, Cooper Tire

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