CCJ Top 250
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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
Reinventing the fan clutch industry
The problem with the fan clutch business was that it didn’t have to earn a customer’s business because the demand for the fan clutch grew out of a government mandate.
August 16, 2021
Don’t fall victim to truck downtime this autumn
With longer nights and shorter days right around the corner, drivers need to focus on how to stay safe when temperatures begin to drop, running wildlife are abundant, and roads are slick with wet leaves.
August 11, 2021
Where have all the truck parts gone?
From EGR coolers and sensors to water pumps, fleets are scrambling to find the repair parts they need.
July 11, 2021
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
Supply chain woes hit salvage market with increased parts demand
The salvage market has started to receive an uptick in sales and customer inquiries of many common (and not so common) used and rebuilt aftermarket parts.
June 27, 2021
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TuSimple, Navistar call off autonomous partnership
TuSimple and Navistar are ending to their autonomous truck co-development partnership after just two years.
Five Flashiest Fleets
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Tesla delivers 'the most badass rig on the road' to Pepsi
The new age of driver recruitment leans into the power of social media
House passes bill to avoid rail strike
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