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  • Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

  • Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

  • Navistar partners with technical schools

    October 22, 2018 9:39AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has partnered with technical schools through its newly formed Navistar Service Essentials Program. “As we focus on growing customer uptime, Navistar and our International Truck and IC Bus dealers are all committed to combating the industry’s

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    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

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    Roadside breakdowns decrease, tire failures increase in Q2

    September 24, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Fleets went further between roadside breakdowns in the second quarter, but experienced an increase in tire failures due to hot weather. Those were a couple findings from a FleetNet America benchmarking survey done with the Technology &

  • Brake Safety Week begins

    September 16, 2018 10:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside enforcement teams across North America are placing a particular focus on stopping power today as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance launches Brake Safety Week, running from Sept. 16-22. Inspectors will largely be conducting the 37-step Level

  • Bison receives Ovation Award for use of maintenance technology

    September 13, 2018 5:18PM by Truck West

    HOUSTON, Texas – Bison Transport was recognized with a 2018 in.sight Ovation Award for how the Winnipeg-based carrier has leveraged the TMT Fleet Maintenance program. Trimble handed out several Ovation Awards during the PeopleNet in.sight User Conference in Houston this

  • Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

    September 12, 2018 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and

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    eBay aims for an easier parts-buying experience

    August 16, 2018 3:06PM by Truck News

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Whether you’re a mechanic looking for a hard-to-find part or you’re fixing your own rig, eBay is looking to make the parts-buying experience easier. The international online retailer’s automotive section – eBay Motors – has added

  • Trucker Path teams up with Goodyear on roadside assistance

    August 13, 2018 11:25AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Trucker Path users will soon have direct access to roadside service in the U.S. thanks to a new partnership. The popular app is partnering with Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center (CTSC) locations to offer support to drivers

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    ATA maintenance council releases updated technical guide

    August 9, 2018 4:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) says there are more than 40 new or revised practices in its new recommended practices manual. The group released the 2018-2019 manual was released this week with

  • U.S. inspectors to focus on underride guards

    July 31, 2018 9:07AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Roadside inspectors in the U.S. will be taking a close look at rear underride guards during selected days between Aug. 27-31, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) looks to gather related data. Last year, U.S. senators

  • Brake blitz grounds 12.4% in Canada

    July 17, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREEBELT, Md. – A surprise Brake Safety Day inspection blitz in Canada and the U.S. put 1,595 trucks out of service for brake violations on April 25, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) reports. There were 11,531 inspections conducted overall,

  • Port Bruce getting new bridge after February collapse

    July 13, 2018 10:11AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – The Port Bruce Bridge is getting a temporary replacement. The construction of the temporary single-lane bridge on Imperial Road in Port Bruce, Ont. has been given to Acrow Bridge and is expected to be completed by early

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in