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    Penske does a million voice-directed inspections

    May 17, 2018 9:14AM by Truck News

    READING, Penn. – Penske Truck Leasing says it has completed a million voice-directed preventive maintenance inspections. It is part of Penske’s recently deployed paperless technology. “Our new approach to a voice-guided preventive maintenance process is exceeding our expectations for shop

  • News Equipment

    Wabash Canada launches GoRight brand

    November 8, 2017 6:10AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Wabash Canada has announced it’s launching a new GoRight brand for its fleet maintenance business. The company says it has developed a fleet maintenance program that can reduce maintenance costs and improve fleet management, safety, and productivity.

  • News Equipment

    Penske Truck Leasing opens Windsor location

    June 19, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new location in Windsor, offering full-service truck leasing and commercial truck rental, as well as contract truck fleet maintenance services. The new facility is located at 4505 Fourth St. It features

  • News Equipment

    TMW targets small fleets with new maintenance management platform

    February 27, 2017 9:41AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – TMW Systems has launched a new, cost-effective maintenance management system that it says will allow the company to break into the small fleet market. Designed for fleets with 150 or fewer assets, FleetCheck is designed to provide

  • Keeping up with the pace of change

    December 1, 2016 1:24PM by James Menzies

    As trucks become more complex, finding and developing technicians to work on them becomes more challenging

  • Product Equipment

    Accuride releases three-part installation and maintenance video series

    June 7, 2016 12:02PM by Truck West

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride Corp. has released a series of how-to videos aimed at helping fleet maintenance technicians install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels, Gunite-brand brake drums and automatic slack adjusters (ASA). The new three-part service series

  • Five tire management tips for Tire Safety Week

    May 27, 2016 12:16PM by Truck News

    Suppliers offer tire care advice in advance of Tire Safety Week, International Roadcheck

  • Ryder offers new flexible maintenance packages

    May 24, 2016 7:42AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. — Ryder System has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s most flexible leasing and maintenance solutions, Ryder ChoiceLease. The new offerings include two new lease products, designed to provide more flexibility, choice and control for fleet

  • Titanium outsources North Bay shop

    April 27, 2016 7:06AM by Truck News

    NORTH BAY, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group announced it has outsourced its on-site North Bay mechanic shop to Lewis Motor Sales. The shop was acquired as part of Titanium’s acquisition of ProNorth Transportation. Lewis Motor Sales is a third-party franchise

  • News Equipment

    Big data brings big opportunities, challenges: Ryder’s Dawson

    April 13, 2016 12:02PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — The deluge of data being generated by today’s trucks can be overwhelming to manage. Now imagine you have 180,000 vehicles generating such data and you’ll empathize with Bill Dawson, vice-president of maintenance operations and engineering with Ryder

  • TMTA names first-ever female president

    April 11, 2016 7:45AM by James Menzies

    WATERLOO, Ont. — The Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) has installed its first-ever female president, Brenda Alderson. Alderson will lead the Waterloo chapter, after accepting the reins from outgoing president Jake Francis at the group’s monthly meeting last week.

  • Registration now open for Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

    January 20, 2016 10:44AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Registration is now open for the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit, to be held Apr. 13 in conjunction with Truck World. The event is being hosted by Newcom Business Media and PIT Group. The event will be held in

  • Well maintained trucks get 5-10% better fuel economy: NACFE

    December 15, 2015 12:57PM by James Menzies

    Implementing a robust preventive maintenance program can improve a truck’s fuel economy by 5-10%, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). While a maintenance return on investment is typically calculated based

  • Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit coming in April

    December 14, 2015 9:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — A revitalized Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS), supported by Newcom Business Media and PIT Group, will be held in April in conjunction with Truck World. The event will be held in Toronto Wednesday, April 13 and will


    October 28, 2015 2:26PM by James Menzies

    There’s a new development concerning engine technologies that fleets and owner/operators should be getting pretty amped up about: The ability to remotely update their engine parameters. International was the first to announce impending availability of over-the-air programming, followed soon after