Heavy Duty Truck Parts - Service and Repair
How truck lease structure impacts maintenance, repair costs

The broader economy has rebounded quite well from the severe market turbulence of 2020—and seven countries, including the U.S. and China, have already reached their per capita GDPs return to pre-pandemic standing, according to the latest report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to the group, global economic output will rise

Boss Truck Shop joins Hyundai Translead Preferred Service Provider Program

Boss Shop, Inc. has joined Hyundai Translead’s Preferred Service Provider (PSP) program. Boss Truck Shops throughout the U.S. will now offer maintenance and warranty services to Hyundai’s trailer customers. You can find an interactive map of Boss Truck Shops locations throughout the United States participating in the Hyundai Translead PSP here.

FleetPride introduces new logo

FleetPride, Inc. unveiled a new logo that features the new tagline “Heavy Duty Parts & Service,” replacing its previous descriptor “Truck & Trailer Parts.” FleetPride says that the new logo reflects its market strategy that places a strong emphasis on providing medium- and heavy-duty truck customers with access to a large inventory of parts and delivering strong

Old Dominion Freight Line adds new, expanded service centers in six markets

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has grown its service center network with six new and expanded facilities since February 2021. The company introduced new service centers in Benicia, Calif.; Phoenixville, Pa.; and Kenosha, Wis.; bringing its total count to 248 service centers, and relocated and/or expanded three more facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Milford, Conn.;

Columbus Kenworth adds new parts and service dealership in Zanesville, Ohio

Columbus Kenworth has opened a new parts and service dealership in Zanesville, Ohio, approximately one hour east of Columbus. The new dealership is located along Interstate 70 and says it will support the local market which features agriculture, gas and oil businesses.  The 24,000 square-foot building is situated on 25 acres. The facility features 12

What fleets need to know about truck brake, wheel end service

While a comprehensive maintenance program is always essential for the performance of key heavy-duty truck brake and wheel end systems, it can be even more critical when fleets adopt new and different types of components and technologies. “Regulatory changes, such as those requiring copper-free brake pads, may influence maintenance intervals for brake components,” says Jeff

FleetPride acquires Auto Masters Fleet Services of Jacksonville, Florida

FleetPride Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Auto Masters Fleet Services, based in Jacksonville, Florida with a second location in Tampa. For the last 30 years, FleetPride says, David Stringfield’s company has provided service for heavy-duty customers throughout Florida and southern Georgia, including on-site maintenance and full-service mobile units. FleetPride says it

Volvo Trucks to offer Volvo Blue Contract truck maintenance program

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo Blue Contract service offering, a maintenance program that the OEM says is designed to improve uptime, assist in optimizing truck performance and simplify maintenance management for customers and dealers. The new Volvo Blue Contract provides one premium service plan that replaces existing maintenance plans currently offered to

Keep your cool this summer: Tips for maintaining your truck’s complete cooling system

As summer warms up, the increased temperatures places greater demands on truck cooling systems. Cooling systems, along with other powertrain systems, continue to grow more complex. While powertrain systems are amazingly robust, the increased complexity means it is more critical than ever to properly maintain these systems to avoid breakdowns and the accompanying downtime and

Tech Tip: Can you find ROI in air and electrical?

During a time when the cost of business has been on a steady incline everywhere, it is imperative to make conscientious and sound financial decisions. From a fleet or owner-operator perspective, time spent on roadside repairs and maintenance, whether planned or unplanned, is a cost of doing business that almost always results in a monetary

Harbor Freight Tools adds new service cart line

Harbor Freight Tools has added a new 34-in. full bank service cart to its U.S. General Tool storage line. The company says it combines the storage capacity of a roll cabinet with the easy mobility of a tool cart, opening to a full 90-degree angle, providing access to 5,000 cu.-in. of storage space, including an

Next Generation in Trucking Association partners with schools to train diesel techs, truck drivers

A recently launched non-profit, The Next Generation in Trucking Association, announced new school partnerships to provide CDL driver and diesel technician programs for young adults in Kentucky, Wisconsin and California. The group was started by members of the trucking industry to engage the next generation of trucking industry professionals by partnering with both public and