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July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Konecranes Launches Quick Ship Program

PHOTO: KONECRANES

Konecranes Quick Ship initiative provides a complete industrial overhead crane up to 10 tons in four weeks or less.

Tags: Konecranes, Shipping Service

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

A&R Logistics Names Area Maintenance Manager

Brevoort

Timothy Brevoort was named area maintenance manager for A&R Logistics, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. He assumed this position in February.

Tags: Maintenance, Supply Chain Solution, New Hire

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.

Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation

July 1, 2015 - Press Release

Stemco Acquires Goodyear Air Springs Business

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, completed its previously announced acquisition of the maker of Goodyear air springs, as well as Super Cushion and Spring Ride air springs, from ContiTech, a division of Continental Corporation.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, EnPro Industries, Air Springs, Stemco

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Technician Training, Technicians

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

States Ranked by Vehicle Repair Costs

Photo courtesy of CarMD.

CarMD has published its annual state-by-state ranking of repair bills that follow a check-engine light. Read our report to find out the states at the top and bottom of the list.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Cloud-Based Technology, Wyoming, Delaware

June 12, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Offers Yokohama Tires on New Trucks

The Yokohama 101ZL Photo courtesy of Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a selection of all-position Yokohama tires for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Yokohama, Tires

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

11 Kenworth Truck Models Recalled

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, NHTSA

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

National Truck Protection Releases New Coverage

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP) has partnered with RoadsideMasters.com of Coconut Grove, Fla., to offer nationwide Commercial Vehicle Roadside Service on select NTP and ATP warranties.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Extended Warranty, National Truck Protection

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Donates Transit Vans to Red Cross Fleet

Photo of American Red Cross Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross to add to the company's fleet of more than 3,000 vans that support disaster relief.

Tags: Ford Transit, American Red Cross, Emergency Response Vehicles, Disaster Relief, Non-Profit Fleets

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Rolls Back Powertrain Warranty

Photo of 2016 Ram 2500 courtesy of FCA US.

FCA US has reduced its powertrain coverage for 2016 model-year gasoline-powered vehicles. General Motors also made a change to its powertrain warranty earlier this year.

Tags: FCA, Warranty, Powertrains

May 27, 2015 - Press Release

Goodyear Retread Plants Open for Sales, Service

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in three important, high-traffic areas have opened sales and service departments,

Tags: Goodyear, Retreads

May 15, 2015 - Industry News

Audit Questions N.C. Utility's Maintenance Charges to City

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Public Works Commission has been charging the city up to 44% in markup and administrative charges to service the city's vehicles, according to an internal audit.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, Audits, Elected Leaders, Labor Rates

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Medium-Duty Orders Fell 21 Percent in April

Orders of medium-duty vehicles in classes 5-7 fell 21 percent to 17,300 units in April, reaching their lowest level in almost a year when compared to the same month a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Trends, Truck Orders

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

Utility Service Trucks Analyzed in Benchmarking Study

Photo courtesy of Utilimarc.

Utilimarc's benchmarking report for light-duty service trucks uses data from 40 utility fleet clients and includes more than 3,600 vehicles under 20,000 GVWR with a service body without an aerial device.

Tags: Operating Costs, Benchmarking, Utility Fleets, Utilimarc, Service Fleets

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Maintenance Inefficiencies Costing USPS $21.8M a Year

Photo of USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its maintenance costs by $21.8 million a year by improving oversight of its mechanics and right-sizing staffing at vehicle garages, according to finding by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.

Tags: USPS, Maintenance Costs

April 28, 2015 - Press Release

ACDelco Training Help Techs Expand Skills

General Motors will launch the ACDelco Technician Training Excellence Recognition Program this summer with more than 500 hours of available training aligned to the core ASE categories.

Tags: Technician Training, ASE, Parts and Service, General Motors, Awards

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Checking Tire Air Pressure

Here’s some tire preventive maintenance advice, provided by America’s Tire, you may want to pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Tags: Driver Safety, Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Yokohama Unveils New Truck Tire Website

Looking to help fleet owners get the strongest return on their tire investment and boost their bottom lines, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) launched a new, dedicated commercial tire website, YokohamaTruck.com.

Tags: Yokohama, Truck Tires, New Website

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Paccar Offer New Truck Warranties

Customers who purchase a new Peterbilt truck and finance through Paccar Financial will receive updated warranty coverage going forward, the company announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Truck Sales, Truck Warranty, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 5

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

NationaLease Names Tech Challenge Regional Winners

NationaLease, a full service truck leasing organization, has announced the nine regional winners of the fifth annual NationaLease Tech Challenge exam.

Tags: Maintenance, NationaLease, Tech Challenge

March 25, 2015 - Product News

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

The Nav+ HD system. Photo via Kenworth

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

Tags: Telematics, Kenworth, Technology, Vehicle Diagnostics, Navigation System, MATS, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.

General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.

Tags: General Motors, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet, Collision Repair

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Recall Customer Satisfaction Increases

Chart courtesy of J.D. Power.

The percentage of dealer service visits relating to recalls reached 16 percent in 2015 for at least a six-year high, yet satisfaction among those customers is also rising, according to a J.D. Power study.

Tags: J.D. Power, Buick, Recalls, Customer Satisfaction, Dealers

March 18, 2015 - Industry News

Consumer Reports Names Top Tire Brands

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire named one of top Ultra-High Performance Tires. Photo courtesy of Michelin

Consumer Reports has named Michelin as the Best Tire Brand by its tire-testing team. The brands that performed the best after Michelin were Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli.

Tags: Michelin, Consumer Reports, Tires, Tires and Wheels

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