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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

Sutherland

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

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Michelin Offers Uniroyal Tires for Commercial Trucks

Uniroyal LS24 long-haul steer tire.

The Uniroyal tire brand is moving into the commercial tire market with a product line aimed at cost-conscious owner-operators and small fleets, says Michelin.

Tags: Michelin, Tires

January 7, 2016 - Product News

Hino Adds Service and Repair Tracking to Telematics Package

Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks has partnered with service relationship management solutions provider Decisiv to enable communication and collaboration between fleets and dealers for service and repair events on Hino trucks.

Tags: Telematics, Hino, Decisiv

January 7, 2016 - Press Release

Fyda Freightliner Expanding Dealership Network to Zanesville, Ohio

Fyda Freightliner, Inc. announced that construction of its newest full-service truck dealership is well underway.

Tags: Freightliner

December 31, 2015 - Industry News

Pep Boys Accepts Icahn's Bid Over Bridgestone

Photo: Modern Tire Dealer

Bridgestone ended the bidding war for Pep Boys on Dec. 29, and activist investor Carl Icahn was named the victor in the quest for the Philadelphia-based chain.

Tags: Pep Boys, Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Markets

December 24, 2015 - Press Release

Yokohama Manufacturing Plant Produces 80 Millionth Tire

Two major milestones recently occurred at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV): the Salem, Virginia facility celebrated its 25th anniversary and produced its 80 millionth tire.

Tags: Yokohama, 25th Anniversary

December 16, 2015 - Industry News

Jack Cooper Transport Hires Maintenance Manager

Wall

Lou Wall was named maintenance manager at Jack Cooper Transport, one of the nation's largest car-hauling fleets.

Tags: Ryder System, Auto Haulers, New Hire

December 15, 2015 - Industry News

Time Warner Cable Names Maintenance Coordinator

Callis

Richard Callis, CAFS, has been named maintenance coordinator for Time Warner Cable in Portland, Maine.

Tags: Time Warner Cable, New Hire, Military

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Northeast Utilities Prep Trucks for Winter Safety

File photo of Toledo Edison fleet vehicles.

FirstEnergy subsidiaries are preparing for winter weather by completing inspections and conducting maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment.

Tags: Utility Fleets, FirstEnergy, Winter, Power Utilities, Inspections

November 27, 2015 - Press Release

SuperSprings International Makes Suspension Solutions Easier

SuperSprings International has redesigned its website to make it faster and easier for customers to find the right suspension solutions for their specific vehicle applications.

Tags: Website, Suspensions, SuperSprings

November 19, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Dealers, Mobile Apps

November 5, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

Tags: Goodyear, New Facility, Tires, Goodyear Commercial

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar's International Launches Top Dealer Program

Photo courtesy of Navistar.

International Truck has announced the release of its Diamond Edge Certified Program to recognize dealers for their commitment to uptime and to drive awareness of the best performing dealers to customers.

Tags: International, Awards, Customer Service, Truck Dealers

November 2, 2015 - Industry News

Mickey Truck Bodies Christens Training Center

School was "in" for 22 employees of Mickey Truck Bodies. (PHOTO: Mickey Truck Bodies)

A three-day Chassis Drop Qualification course for 22 “student employees” from all four of the company’s regional Reconditioning & Service Centers as well as its main manufacturing facility was held in High Point, N.C.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Training & Education

October 30, 2015 - Product News

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Distributors, Westport

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