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Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and, more importantly, our Elite Support service network allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize their uptime,” stated Katie Hopkins, vice president of Truck Centers. 

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A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's one such success story.

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Volvo opens new full-service dealer in N.M.

Volvo Trucks has added Bruckner’s Truck Sales in Alburquerque, N.M. to its dealer network. The 7.5-acre full-service dealership is accessible from Interstate 40, just off the Unser Boulevard exit. The location has 18 truck bays staffed by 16 technicians, two of which are Volvo master technicians. The new location also houses more than $1 million in parts inventory in the 13,000 square-foot parts warehouse. Volvo Trucks dealers across North America have invested $370 million since 2010, including ...

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Mobil Delvac engineer talks natural gas engine oil, low-viscosity trends

Prior to the Technology Maintenance Council’s annual Meeting, Overdrive sister site CCJ talked to Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer, ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants, about natural gas engine oil and the upcoming introduction of the low viscosity oil category. Here's the question and answer session:  CCJ: Tell us about the new engine oil for natural gas engines Exxon Mobil will introduce at TMC. Hurtado: Mobil Delvac CNG/LNG 15W-40 is designed for use in spark-ignited compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas ...

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Road Choice Truck Parts enters all-parts market

Road Choice Truck Parts is a new brand entering the heavy-duty truck industry’s private label all-makes market. The brand offers growing line of parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, exhaust products, lighting, shock absorbers and universal joints. Attendees of Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 27-29, can learn more about Road Choice all-makes parts at the Road Choice booth, No. 36065. Road Choice products are designed to offer owners ...

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Richmond Peterbilt Store suffers fire damage

A two-alarm fire damaged The Peterbilt Store in Richmond, Va. early Tuesday morning. According to The Richmond Times Dispatch, firefighters were called to the scene at 3:47 a.m., with more units called in for support at 4:04 a.m. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Greg Arscott, Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Southeast operations, says the blaze appeared to have started between two firewalls and was isolated to the ...

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Damper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace them

Pitt Power's Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine's damper.

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Jason Swann named Rush Truck Center Top Tech

Jason Swann, Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician, was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night.

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20 finalists named in Rush Tech Rodeo

Twelve Rush Truck Center technicians advanced to the Rush Tech Rodeo heavy-duty finals Tuesday, while eight medium-duty finalists were selected.

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A little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OK

Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.

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