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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

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

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