Equipment & Maintenance

New remote diagnostics functions, fuel-efficiency upgrades from Navistar

| October 07, 2014

Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system gets enhancements; new fuel-efficient powertrain pairing for ProStar.

The six-headed maintenance monster

| August 25, 2014

Wendy works at purging the truck-maintenance demons: "One of the mechanics stuck his head in the bunk, probably to see what kind of injured animal George had in there: 'Uh, Miss Wendy, can I do anything for you?'"

Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

| July 26, 2014

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

APU maker Idle Free acquired by PTI

| July 16, 2014

Phillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.

Got fatigue? Your crankshaft damper may be the problem

| July 10, 2014

Revisiting the importance of damper replacement at long mileage intervals -- and a worst-case scenario without: crankshaft failure.

Volvo investing $69 million in Va. plant

| June 27, 2014

The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled at the plant.

Rush Truck Centers discounts via NASCAR partnership

| June 25, 2014

With Tony Stewart taking the wheel of the No. 14 Rush Trucker Centers NASCAR car this weekend, all 106 locations will offer a 14 percent discount up to $150 on parts, service labor and racing merchandise today through Monday, June 30.

DPF ash cleaning retread

| June 04, 2014

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

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