Heavy Duty Truck Parts - Service and Repair
FleetPride acquires Missouri-based Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Co.

FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Bolin Auto and Truck Parts Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri, owned by Rob Bolin. The new FleetPride branch and service center in St. Joseph will be the company’s fifth location in Missouri, joining branches in Joplin, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. The company was founded in 1951

Smart solutions for fleet service shops

During the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)’s Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, TMC and Decisiv Inc. released their most recent North American Service Event Benchmark Report, which showed an increase in parts and labor costs over the first six months of 2021. The reports, which cover power unit costs in nine top Vehicle Maintenance

A look at truck digital inspections and predictive maintenance

Even if the pandemic were totally eliminated, the ripple effects it is causing will be with us for a long time to come. Additionally, we do not know where the next disturbance will be coming from. Items such as lumber, chicken wings, and computer chips have suddenly been hard to find. Though the situations with

SelecTrucks opens new location in Missouri

SelecTrucks, a retailer of used trucks, welcomed its 38th location to the network with the opening of SelecTrucks of Foristell, located just outside St. Louis, Missouri. It is the eighth SelecTrucks location to open this year. SelecTrucks of Foristell is part of the family-owned Truck Centers Inc. dealer network. SelecTrucks of Foristell offers a selection

Tips for troubleshooting advanced safety systems

A dashboard warning light can send a simple and clear message: Something on your truck needs to be checked. But on today’s complex vehicles – and particularly when it comes to their increasingly interconnected safety systems – knowing exactly how and what to check can mean the difference between hours and days of costly downtime.This

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Maintenance tips for your trucks in the fall

The fall season is a welcoming change for drivers that were overheating alongside their trucks in the summer; but to avoid downtime this season, truckers are advised to take necessary precautions now by investigating air brakes and components; headlights and suspension systems. Dropping temperatures could lead to new challenges for fleets that avoid routine truck

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week expands exhibiting suppliers qualifications

Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) announced new guidelines that will expand qualifications for exhibiting suppliers. Beginning in 2022, HDAW organizers will lift the exhibitor qualification that requires manufacturing suppliers to be currently supplying to past independent aftermarket distributor attendees, allowing for a wider range of companies and products on the HDAW show

The unglamorous drive axle—don’t ignore it

Drive axles are the silent heroes in a truck’s powertrain, but due to their position at the back of the truck, the drive axles remain more or less out of view and out of mind. Sharp looking custom wheels may be the only reason the drive axle gets so much as a glance from anyone

Bridgestone invests in Wrench

Bridgestone Americas has made a 10% minority investment in mobile vehicle services and technology company, Wrench. The new partnership will accelerate both companies’ ability to meet the needs of car owners with technology in the rapidly growing mobile vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance market, Bridgestone said. Through the partnership, Bridgestone and Seattle-based Wrench will explore

Solving for the chip shortage with fleet management solutions

The ongoing chip shortage is a global concern that is creating headaches for managers as they look to maintain their fleet. With these ongoing issues and the delay of new vehicle deliveries, maintaining a fleet is more critical than ever.  To ease concerns, fleet managers should consider the myriad of benefits fleet management technology can

Nuga Diesel Inc. joins Vipar Heavy Duty

Nuga Diesel Inc., headquartered in Brownsville, Texas has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network. Established in 1988, Nuga Diesel is a family-owned and operated business serving the Rio Grande Valley with three Texas-based locations. Their customer base includes independent service facilities, fleets, independent owner operators, municipalities, bus garages and agricultural farms.

Mitchell 1 awards 2021 TMCSuperTech Grand Champion with TruckSeries subscription

Mitchell 1 announced it has awarded the 2021 TMCSuperTech Grand Champion, Christopher Tate from Mohawk Truck, with a full-year subscription to Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries repair information software. He will have access to all of the company’s online service information products for Class 4 to 8 trucks. The event was part of the American Trucking Associations’