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Hutcheson cleared by committee, on track for confirmation as FMCSA admin
Robin Hutcheson is on a path to be FMCSA's first full-time administrator since 2019. Also: Unannounced brake blitz catches almost 1,300; Meritor updates MeritorPartsXpress.com to reduce turnaround time for driveshaft orders.
June 23, 2022
Safety is a year-round concern
June may be National Safety Month but safety is a year-round concern.
June 20, 2022
Valvoline opens first heavy-duty service center
The Valvoline Heavy-Duty Fleet Services center technicians perform PMs and oil and filter changes; component checks; transmission and differential service; and DOT inspections, all in 75 minutes or less.
June 16, 2022
What is leadership in the trucking industry, and who is doing it?
It often doesn't matter who is providing leadership, so long as some on is doing it.
June 8, 2022
SAF-Holland makes offer to acquire Haldex
SAF-Holland Wednesday announced a public cash offer to acquire Haldex for 3.2 billion Swedish Krona ($325 million). The offer price, which SAF-Holland states is "best and final" and will not be increased, was unanimously recommended by the Haldex board.
June 8, 2022
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CVSA announces dates for Brake Safety Week with emphasis on chafing
Inspectors last year recorded 4,021 brake hose chafing violations in the U.S. alone.
June 7, 2022
The ins, outs and woes of diesel engine aftertreatment
Symptoms of aftertreatment problems include a loss of power; reduced MPG; excessive exhaust smoke; a drop in coolant levels despite no external leaks; intake leaks; and/or a dirty air filter.
April 28, 2022
The importance of e-commerce sites during a parts shortage
Industry e-commerce sites should be in the playbook of all parts and service providers when sourcing much needed truck parts.
April 22, 2022
Proper wheel end play the difference in bearing life and loose wheels
Pre-adjusted wheel end systems are intended to be locked down and secured based on the tolerance stack ups of components inside the system.
February 18, 2020
With tire prices soaring, Goodyear seeks domestic rubber alternative
A potential dandelion-based rubber alternative would not only ease the reliance on foreign-sourced natural rubber, but also slash the amount of time between harvests.
April 11, 2022
Bitter cold creates brittle shocks
Now that warmer weather is here to stay, it is time to inspect suspension system parts that may have been harmed by winter’s wrath.
April 5, 2022
Industry suppliers on battling inflation, updating pricing sheets
With so much of the parts market already in upheaval, suppliers are doing their best to provide ample warning and explanations before implementing additional but necessary price increases to reduce their burden on their distributor partners.
February 18, 2022
The difference between plastic and metal electrical components
Phillips Industries has released a technical bulletin describing the performance difference between plastic and metal housing for electrical connectors and other components.
February 1, 2022
Bendix, Haldex and Allison execs share insight on current market challenges
In giving attendees “A Real-World View of the Aftermarket,” executives from Allison Transmission, Bendix and Haldex say most of their work these days focuses on the future — adapting to the current reality to fulfill as many orders as possible.
January 24, 2022
Troubleshooting aftertreatment woes starts early
Fleets that count on a dash light or wait for a failure to occur to work on the system are setting themselves up for an expensive repair.
November 26, 2021
VIPAR Heavy Duty gives organizational update at convention
The opening general session of the 2021 VIPAR Heavy Duty IMPACT Conference was filled with updates from leadership on projects and initiatives designed to strengthen the group's position in the industry.
October 18, 2021
Combating rustjacking is an industrywide effort
Rustjacking on brakes is dangerous and it can get a vehicle pulled out of service. Combating rustjacking is a team sport for owners, techs and brake vendors.
August 17, 2021
Misdiagnosis, improper shop practices keep brake adjustment in out of service violations Top 5
Despite years of warnings, automatic slack adjusters continue to be manually adjusted by technicians who may not know any better or who may be eager to get a truck out of the shop.
November 26, 2020
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Service and repair
Maintaining proper tire pressure presents 'huge opportunity in today's volatile fuel market'
Aside from keeping an eye on the numbers at the pumps, tire experts advise keeping a close eye on tire pressure to help maximize fuel economy at a time when fuel prices have reached historic highs.
Supreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industry
Growth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022
Kenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem company
USA Truck acquired by DB Schenker
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