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PACCAR Parts launches new Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service websites

Kenworth and Peterbilt fleets can find the latest parts and service information and deals on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt Parts and Service websites launched by PACCAR Parts.

Accellos announces integration with Rand McNally’s Mobile Fleet Management Systems

An integration between its Prophesy Dispatch transportation management software and Rand McNally’s TPC, TND 760 and HD 100 in-cab mobile fleet management devices has been announced by Acellos.

Mitchell 1 awards 2013 SuperTech Grand Champion and offers “Winter Escape” sweepstakes

Mitchell 1 awarded Mark McLean Jr. of Fed Ex Freight, the Grand Champion of TMC’s SuperTech 2013 National Technician Skills Competition, a subscription that will allow him to access one of Mitchell 1’s online service information products for Class 4-8 trucks for a full year.

NGVi offers NGV maintenance and diagnostics training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is presenting NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Heavy-Duty Vehicles and NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training: Light-Duty Vehicles courses to prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics and repair of natural gas vehicles.

Ground breaking news: Yokohama Tire Corp.’s commercial truck tire manufacturing plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. broke ground Monday on a commercial truck tire manufacturing plant in West Point, Miss. The facility is the first manufacturing plant the tiremaker has built from the ground up in the United States. The TBR plant is expected to roll out its first tire in October 2015.

MFTA reminds fleets about work truck purchase tax expenses

Businesses may be able to expense up to $500,000 in tax year 2013 for certain capital expenditures, including commercial work truck purchases, notes Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. For qualifying equipment placed in service in a business’s tax year beginning in 2013, the limit is $500,000. For tax years beginning in 2014 the deduction for IRC-179 property is currently scheduled to revert to $25,000.

Daimler Trucks North America unveils corporate headquarters plan

A long-term commitment to Portland, Ore., is being made by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which announced plans to construct a new headquarters building and parking garage on its Swan Island campus. In addition, DTNA launched its Daimler Education in Motion program.

Great Dane announces succession plan

Chief Executive Officer and President Bill Crown of Great Dane announced his intention to step away from day-to-day activities as company president while retaining the role of chief executive officer. Dean Engelage, Great Dane’s EVP of Sales and Strategic Planning, will succeed Crown.

GE Capital Fleet Services shows $191M in customer cost savings

In the first half of 2013, GE Capital Fleet Services identified program enhancements that have led to $191 million in customer cost savings.

Double Coin Tire, CMA launch next phase of website

Double Coin Tires and CMA have released the second phase of their e-commerce website. The dealer portal now includes real-time inventory tracking and automatic e-mail notifications, along with ordering and pricing capabilities for container and warehouse-delivered products.

Mitchell 1 updates ProDemand Maintenance Module user interface

An improved user interface has been enabled for the Maintenance Module of Mitchell 1’s ProDemand repair, diagnostic and maintenance information program.

Hendrickson announces suspension training program

The 13th session of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute’s (HVSI) technical suspension training for heavy-duty transportation service technicians and parts personnel has been announced. The training is conducted by Hendrickson regional field service managers for technicians from independent repair facilities, fleets and OE service dealerships.