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April 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Team Up

HDA Truck Pride and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance have created the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance, designed to help both groups meet the needs of fleets running a variety of equipment types.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

TMC officials open the 2016 TMC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. File photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

Tags: TMC, Associations, Small Fleets

April 8, 2016 - Industry News

Utility One Source Introduces Call-in Center, Service Network

PHOTO: Utility One Source

Utility One Source plans to introduce the equipment rental industry’s first proprietary aftermarket call-in center, a comprehensive service network in which all rental customers will be able to call in 24/7.

Tags: Utility One Source, Repairs

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Pirelli Bringing Truck Tires to North America

Clif Armstrong, president of TP Commercial Solutions, LLC

Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.

March 31, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

Photo via Uniroyal Tire

The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.

Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Delivery Fleets

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

GM Launches Vehicle Management Platform for Small Businesses

Commercial Link logo. Courtesy of General Motors.

Known as Commercial Link, General Motors has developed a new platform specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven, and maintenance needs.

Tags: OnStar, Preventive Maintenance, General Motors, Small Fleets, Mobile App, Commercial Link

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, PTI

March 22, 2016 - Press Release

Centuri Construction Selects Chevin Fleet Solutions

Fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions has been selected to provide its enterprise fleet management information system FleetWave to Centuri Construction Group.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Construction Fleets, Chevin

March 22, 2016 - Industry News

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

Proper wheel alignment is extremely important to protect tire investment and tire life, maximize fuel economy, and stop safely in all weather conditions.

Tags: Wheel Alignment

March 7, 2016 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire and Service Centers in 5 Cities

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.

Tags: Goodyear, New Facility, Goodyear Commercial, Tires

February 29, 2016 - Product News

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

Tags: Engine Control Systems, International Trucks, Engines, Wi-Fi

February 26, 2016 - Press Release

Goodyear Revamps Commercial Tire Website

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completely revamped its commercial tire Website to help fleets find the Goodyear Total Solution that’s right for them.

Tags: Website, Goodyear, Truck Tires

February 25, 2016 - Product News

Phillips 66 Consolidates Lubricants Brands

To strengthen strategic relationships and drive growth, Phillips 66 Lubricants will consolidate its Lubricant’s portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil.

Tags: ConocoPhillips, Lubricants, Branding

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Pothole Damage a 'Frequent Repair' in Fleets

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Pothole damage to fleet vehicles has become a frequent repair item, especially in late winter months when melting snow and thawing pavement opens up new cracks and damage to roadways, fleet management companies told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Fleet Management Companies, Vehicle Repairs, AAA

February 23, 2016 - Product News

Bridgestone, Shell Launch Lubricants Program

The program makes Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils and Shell Rotella engine oils available to the Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network.

Tags: Shell, Bridgestone, Shell Rotella, Lubricants, Motor Oil

February 18, 2016 - Industry News

Retread Sales Fell, But Tire Market Stable Last Year

The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Replacement Tires, Economic Conditions

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Ore. Utility Outsources Parts Room to Reduce Costs

Photo courtesy of EWEB

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has outsourced its parts room to NAPA IBS to better comply with internal controls, allow technicians more time to work on vehicles, and reduce the true cost of parts.

Tags: Outsourcing, NJPA, Parts Management, NAPA IBS

February 12, 2016 - Press Release

DTNA Announces Parts Distribution Center

The 275,000-square-foot facility is a critical strategic component that will allow customers to receive stock and mission critical parts in record time.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Now Available with Geotab

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The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.

Tags: Cummins, Geotab, Diagnostics

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Continental Chooses Site for $1.4B Commercial Tire Plant

Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.

Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Continental Tires, Tires

February 5, 2016 - Press Release

Mountain Tarp Debuts Mobile Service Program

Mountain Tarp announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.

Tags: Ram 2500, Refuse Fleets, Truck Tarps, Service Fleets

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Award-Winning Branch

Orlando Branch Factory representatives (left to right) Darin Damron, R.B. Burkhardt, Shelby Damron, and Dante Donati.

For the second consecutive year, the Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2015 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 26.

Tags: Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Awards

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Michigan DOT

January 22, 2016 - Press Release

Donlen Offers Electronic Driver Notifications for Preventative Maintenance

Donlen has introduced a preventative maintenance program called eCoupon that delivers "comprehensive electronic service notifications" to drivers' tablets or smartphones when it's time for service intervals to improve preventative maintenance compliance and national account utilization.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Donlen, Fleet Management Companies, Drivers, Smartphones

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Renewable Diesel, GHG Phase 2, Alternative Fuels

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