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September 9, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Makes New Synthetic Axle Lube Standard on All Models, Provides Up to Estimated 1% Fuel Savings

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated one-percent fuel economy advantage when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada starting this summer.

Tags: Kenworth

September 3, 2008 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Releases Premium Heavy-Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Co. has introduced Triton ECT 5W40 Full Synthetic, a tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Tags: ConocoPhillips

August 20, 2008 - Industry News

ConocoPhillips Introduces Heavy Duty Engine Oil

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips Company, the fourth largest U.S. lubricants supplier, announced the introduction of Kendall SHP Diesel 5W40 Full Synthetic, a premium tier API CJ-4 diesel engine oil.

Tags: Engine Oil, ConocoPhillips

August 13, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Heights Dodge Adds New Commercial Truck Center

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Anthony Viviano, chairman of Sterling Heights Dodge and Meadowbrook Dodge in Michigan, has added a new Commercial Center to Sterling Heights Dodge and the launch of their new corporate fleet program called Fleet Elite.

August 13, 2008 - Industry News

GM Extends Engine Supply Agreement With Navistar Affiliate MWM International Motores

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – The board of directors of General Motors Brazil and MWM International Motores, an affiliate of Navistar Inc., have signed a strategic agreement to manufacture 420,000 units of a completely new diesel engine to serve GM’s new vehicle line to be launched by 2011.

Tags: Navistar, Engine, General Motors

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

Stertil-Koni Announces Strategic Acquisition of ALM Corporation and Fleet America Service Technology

STEVENSVILLE, MD – Stertil-Koni USA, a provider of heavy-duty lifts to the vehicle maintenance industry, formally announced the completion of two key acquisitions.

Tags: ALM Corporation, Fleet America Service Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

New ASTM International Publication Focuses on Automotive Lubricant Testing

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA –STP 1501, Automotive Lubricant Testing and Additive Development, is now available from ASTM International.

Tags: ASTM

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

The Truth about Heat and Retreading

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – There are many issues surrounding heat and tire failure, according to TRIB, including heat caused from brakes, improper speed, and inflation. However, those that check air pressure regularly are more likely to experience less tire failure.

Tags: TRIB, Retreads

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Bridgestone Firestone to Shut Noblesville Plant in 2009

NOBLESVILLE, IN – Bridgestone Firestone plans to close its Noblesville plant, citing increased economic pressure from foreign competitors and a plummeting truck market.

Tags: Tire Costs, Plant Closure, Bridgestone

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

New Firestone Ride-Rite Kit Available for 2008 Ford F-450

INDIANAPOLIS – Ride-Rite air helper springs from Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC are now available in a no-drill kit for the 2008 Ford F-450.

Tags: Firestone

July 9, 2008 - Industry News

Cummins Filtration Introduces Environmentally Friendly ES Compleat Glycerin Coolant

NASHVILLE, TN – Cummins Filtration has released its Fleetguard ES Compleat Glycerin, a heavy-duty engine antifreeze/coolant that uses non-toxic glycerin in lieu of traditional ethylene glycol (EG) or propylene glycol (PG).

Tags: Cummins

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

New Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil Offers Improved Protection

HOUSTON – Shell has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 motor oil, which offers improvements in wear protection, soot control, deposit control, heat resistance, and protection in extreme climates.

Tags: Shell, Motor Oil, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks

June 24, 2008 - Industry News

MBB Interlift Announces Launch of Level Ride ILT Liftgate

CERRITOS, CA – MBB INTERLIFT announced that the new ILT Twin Fold liftgate is available and was introduced at the 2008 Work Truck Show.

Tags: MBB Interlift, Idle Reduction

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Yokohama Will Adjust Consumer Tire Prices Up to Six Percent

FULLERTON, CA - Due to continued record increases in the costs of raw materials and energy, Yokohama Tire Corp. will adjust prices on its consumer tires by up to six percent, effective Jul. 1.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

June 11, 2008 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces Commercial Tire Price Hikes

AKRON, OHIO – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is raising prices on some of its commercial tires up to nine percent, effective Jul. 1.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cambridge Iron Sees Savings with TireVigil Pro Tire Monitoring and Management System

TROY, MI – Baltimore-based Cambridge Iron and Metal has selected TireStamp's Corp.'s TireVigil Pro system for monitoring the tires on its fleet of trucks.

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Durham Introduces a New Series of Three-Sided Trucks

DURHAM, CT – Durham Manufacturing, has introduced a new series of three-sided trucks. One of the series is without shelves, a second has one adjustable shelf, a third has two adjustable shelves, and a fourth has three adjustable shelves.

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Pirelli Recalls 8,000 Light Truck Tires

ROME, GA – Pirelli Tire North America Inc. is recalling approximately 8,000 size LT235/80R17 light truck tires, which are primarily used on large pickup trucks and SUVs.

Tags: Recalls, Tires

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Yokohama Announces OTR, Truck Tire Price Hikes

FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. will raise its OTR tire prices up to five percent and medium truck tire prices up to six percent, effective next month. In-line adjustments will be determined at a later date.

Tags: Yokohama, Tires

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Major West Coast Private Fleet Upgrades Dossier, Moves to Hosted Model for Multiple Locations

BURLINGTON, NJ – Franz Family Bakeries of Portland, Ore., has expanded its use of Arsenault Associates’ Dossier maintenance management software from one to all four of its commercial baking plants where trucks are maintained.

Tags: Arsenault Associates

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Firestone Industrial Products Offers Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for Isuzu N-Series Cab Forward Trucks

INDIANAPOLIS – Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC has announced its Ride-Rite air helper springs are now available for 2005-2008 Isuzu N-Series cab forward trucks, both Regular Cab and Crew Cab.

Tags: Firestone

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

New Goodyear Regional Tires Boost Mileage & Performance

AKRON, OHIO – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has bolstered its regional truck-tire product portfolio with two new tires for two very different applications.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Toyo Introduces Regional Medium Truck Tire

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s new M154 regional highway medium truck tire will be available this spring in size 295/75R22.5, with more sizes on the way.

Tags: Toyo

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Transfer Flow Introduces Midship Fuel Tanks for Dodge Ram and Sterling Bullet Diesel Chassis Cabs

CHICO, CA - Transfer Flow, Inc. has introduced midship replacement diesel fuel tanks for the 2007-2008 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 chassis cabs and 2008 Sterling Bullet CONV45/55 chassis cabs.

Tags: Diesel, Transfer Flow

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

New-Look Goodyear Commercial Tire Site Eases Navigation

AKRON, OHIO – Navigating Goodyear’s new commercial tire Web site just got easier. Goodyear is moving more of its process controls online.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

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