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Brakes, Tire & Wheel

CVSA sets date, focus for Brake Safety Week

May 21, 2021
Set for August 22-28, the week-long inspection period will focus on brake systems and components for four major reasons.
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Tim Kraus: The HDMA Exit Interview

March 1, 2021
The HDMA president and COO is leaving after 17 years. Here's what he's learned and where he thinks the industry is headed.
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Chassis, Body & Cab

2022 Isuzu F-Series get power boost Cummins B6.7 diesel engines

Feb. 16, 2021
The medium duty FTR and FVR will have up to 660-lb-ft of torque and were developed under the the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership.
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Chassis, Body & Cab

Traton sets deadline for Navistar offer

Oct. 22, 2020
Volkswagen AG’s commercial truck division warned that if Navistar doesn't accept its “best and final” offer by Oct. 16, it will withdraw its proposal and terminate discussions...
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Battery & Electrical

FMCSA grants pulsating brake-activated light exemption for tanker trucks

Oct. 9, 2020
One fleet found that tankers equipped with brake-activated pulsating lights and steady-burning brake lamps were in 33.7 percent fewer rear-end collisions than those without the...
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Industry News

Heavy duty truck orders making a V-shaped rebound from COVID nadir

Oct. 6, 2020
After the early pandemic days of uncertainty, when OEMs shut down production, heavy truck build levels plummeted. But production has recovered quicker than in past recessions,...

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Shop Management

Fleet uses COVID-19 downtime to ramp up maintenance

June 24, 2020
Before the global pandemic, Gordon Food Service was experiencing substantial growth. But as the food distributor’s normal business came to a halt at the height of the crisis, ...
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Shop Management

Balancing service parts inventory to optimize fleet uptime

June 2, 2020
As fleets scale back buying new Class 8 trucks during the current economic crisis, some OEMs are shifting their focus to aftermarket service parts to keep commercial trucks up...
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Industry News

Freight and economic data expected to worsen before improvements show

May 28, 2020
With record unemployment and a plummeting GDP, economic uncertainty is the only guarantee for the immediate future, according to freight and economic experts from FTR. But as ...
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Industry News

CV experts brace for continued declines in the COVID-19 era

April 9, 2020
As Class 8 production estimates continue to drop from 2019 lows, commercial vehicle suppliers are concerned about forecast accuracy, demand volatility, and overall weakening of...
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Industry News

Trucking industry cancellations, postponements

March 13, 2020
Some annual trucking and fleet conventions have already canceled events out of precaution for the coronavirus pandemic. Others are postponing spring shows until the summer or ...
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Industry News

DTNA opts to realign by segment, rather than by brand

March 3, 2020
A seamless customer service, dealer processes for Freightliner, Western Star is the goal.
John Hitch
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Chassis, Body & Cab

Dana starts medium duty e-axle production

Feb. 27, 2020
Dana Inc. said it has started production on the Spicer Electrified e-S9000r e-Axle for Classes 4-5 commercial fleet applications. It will be available in the third quarter.
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Shop Management

Navistar rolls out Advanced Preventive Maintenance program

Feb. 26, 2020
The company also announced the new Fleetrite line of filters at TMC show.
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Employees & Training

How recruiting women can help defeat the tech shortage

Feb. 24, 2020
While engine complexity, wages, retirement, and messaging are critical factors, the most logical area to address the truck tech shortage is where it has been most glaringly deficient...