Heavy Duty Truck Parts - Service and Repair
Prestolite Electric debuts new Prestolite.com experience

Prestolite Electric and its Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems brand has debuted a new Prestolite.com website designed for access on any mobile device or tablet to find product content, interchange data and online parts catalogs, and educational resources for heavy duty distributors and service professionals. The company’s e-catalog, enhanced content and technical documentation are packaged inside

Alliance Parts opens first standalone store in Mexico

Alliance Parts, a brand of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), expanded its retail footprint with the opening of its first standalone store in Mexico, in the municipality of Escobedo, Nuevo León. The store, which is operated by the Difrenosa dealership, launched this month and features Alliance Parts for all Freightliner trucks. The Alliance Parts store

JohnDow launches upgraded website, digital product showrooms

JohnDow Industries (JDI), a supplier and distributor of automotive aftermarket equipment and products announced the launch of its new, redesigned JohnDow.com website. The mobile-responsive website now delivers an improved, in-depth user experience with one simple goal–help customers easily find products–the company noted in a press release. The JohnDow.com website includes product searchability on every page

TMC, SAE ITC collaborate on integrated vehicle health management technologies

SAE ITC and the American Trucking Associations announced an agreement between ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council and the Health Ready Components and Systems Consortium for use of the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) in helping to implement integrated vehicle health management technologies. “With several new programs having been identified for this approach, including autonomous

Kenworth launches EV technician training, certification program

Kenworth has launched an EV technician training and certification program as part of its efforts to prepare Kenworth dealerships to service electric vehicles in the United States and Canada, the company announced in a press release. To attain initial EV certification, Kenworth technicians must successfully complete a seven-course curriculum on service systems, electrical principles, electrical

How proper truck battery maintenance can help avoid winter catastrophe

Among the many truck components that fall victim to the harsh winter, one of the most prominent is the battery. No-starts, freezing: it’s hardly an exaggeration to say that a dead battery is a death sentence for that truck’s uptime and productivity. Contrary to what many believe, the time to avoid winter’s effects on the

North Central Utility opens new dealership in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that North Central Utility has opened a new dealership in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The new dealership is 27,000 square feet and offers reefer, dry van and flatbed trailers from Utility. The new facility features seven service bays, one of which is an isolated wreck bay, 5,000 square feet of parts

Choosing the right parts in the trucking aftermarket

The commercial vehicle aftermarket is a crowded place, and the arena of remanufactured and rebuilt parts in particular can be confusing. Put the wrong replacement component on your truck, and you can risk not just part failure, but also damage that would more than wipe out any savings from going with the lowest-cost option. And

Powertrain maintenance tips for engines, transmissions

While a key goal for any fleet maintenance operation is to avoid unscheduled repairs, another cost-saving objective is to eliminate repeat trips to the shop for the same issue. In those instances, and especially when higher cost powertrain components are involved, unnecessary downtime and the impact on shop and technician productivity add up quickly. “Having

Drive announces State of Today’s Trucking Industry Facebook Live stream

Drive will host a roundtable discussion focused on the “State of Today’s Trucking Industry” on Facebook Live on Nov. 5 at 3:30 EST. Speakers include: Tyler Robertson, chief executive officer and owner of Diesel Laptops; Mike Parnitzke, executive director of industry association RepairAces; and Dan and Kris Bullinger, owners of Olympic Truck Service. Supply chain

Be it engine oil or delicious pasta: Beware of too much of a good thing

Some years ago, shortly after we were married, my wife made spaghetti using her own special recipe. This dish was one of the best plates of spaghetti I had ever experienced. I boldly proclaimed how I could easily eat this spaghetti every night. This experience was the first time I personally learned the truth of

HDAW accepting distributor requests for supplier meetings

Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) say they are now accepting requests for one-on-one business meetings between premier distributors and suppliers at HDAW ’22. This specialty program is designed to match distributors with priority suppliers for private, personalized business conversations through computer automated scheduling. The meetings will take place during HDAW ‘22 at