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October 29, 2015 - Product News

Management App Launches Team View Feature

A snapshot of Breezeworks' Team View feature. Photo courtesy of Breezeworks.

Breezeworks, a field management app for independent service businesses, has added this feature to provide a map view of all worker locations and activities.

Tags: Maintenance, Mobile App, Breezeworks

October 28, 2015 - Product News

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

Tags: Tires, Las Vegas, Retreads, Continental Tires

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Repair Shops

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Hino, Telogis, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone to Acquire 800 Pep Boys Stores

Photo of Pep Boys store in Farmington Hills, Mich., via Wikimedia.

Bridgestone Americas is moving to acquire automotive parts retailer and service provider Pep Boys in an all-cash transaction valued at $835 million in share value, the company announced.

Tags: Bridgestone, Fleet Management Companies, Pep Boys, Repair Shops

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Tampa Shifts Staffing to Reduce Overtime Costs

Photo courtesy of City of Tampa.

A staff shortage that resulted in rising overtime costs has led the City of Tampa's fleet management division to adjust the way it handles repair work, the city's interim fleet manager told Government Fleet.

Tags: Overtime, City of Tampa, Staffing

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Wis. City Considers $30M Consolidated Fleet Shop

The city's main fleet shop was built in 1954. Photo via Google Street View

The City of Madison, Wis., Fleet Service Division is hoping to open a $30 million consolidated fleet repair facility to replace three of its aging shops.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Consolidation, Productivity

October 22, 2015 - Press Release

KOBELCO Names Warranty Claims Assistant

KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announced the employment of Yasmille Gomez as warranty claims assistant.

Tags: KOBELCO

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

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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

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