Sioux Falls Kenworth adds new parts, service dealership in Nebraska
The facility features an 8,600 square-foot service department with eight service bays.
WABCO previews improved product, service platform
WABCO Holdings Inc., global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, previewed its expanded product and service platform designed to help North American commercial vehicle fleets enhance safety and improve the availability, or uptime, of equipment at every stage of its service lifecycle.
Listen: Aftermarket truck parts distributors, service providers discuss changes, challenges
A panel of trucking experts took the mic at HDAW to talk about the evolution of the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.
The next mile marker on the road to predictive truck maintenance
One of the latest indications of maintenance recommendation innovation is Volvo Trucks’ recently-announced Dynamic Maintenance. By partnering with Noregon, the new service uses existing connected technologies and data analytics, namely Volvo ASIST, combined with Noregon’s TripVision vehicle health monitoring system, to enable customized service plans to an individual-vehicle level.
Hendrickson Truck launches new digital parts catalog
The digital parts catalog is accessible through any mobile or desktop device and does not require additional downloads or apps.
What your fleet needs to know about scan tools
Fleet managers can help avoid the downtime of waiting on or sending a truck to the dealership by owning the right scan tools. Not only can this minimize headaches, it can save the fleet money.
Cutting repair time: Using induction heating for fleet maintenance
An effective system of tracking and implementing preventative maintenance can reduce the amount of time that trucks are out of service. That’s why tools and technologies that can reduce the amount of time spent on routine maintenance and repairs are in demand in the maintenance of heavy-duty trucks. And increasingly, induction heating tools are part of the mix.
Clore Automotive releases new wheeled battery charger
Clore Automotive has released a 12/24-volt intelligent wheel charger, from Solar. The PL3760 provides three operational modes for service: auto charging mode, stable power mode and engine start assistance mode.
New software won’t fix your fleet’s costs by itself
New software, updated software, data, reports, pie charts, graphs and charts do not fix the high costs of running a fleet.
Fleet maintenance is not a democracy…
The headline may appear to be somewhat strong limiting a sense of team work, committee-type leadership, group building, etc., but it is a reaction to a mission statement I saw on a wall poster of a huge company that read: “Everyone get involved in everything.”
Engine OE overhaul programs
Cummins Cummins offers a number of overhaul and warranty programs, including the ISX Overhaul Kit Program, for customers who need to overhaul a 1998-2009 ISX engine; ISX Absolute Power Program, which offers the overhaul kit, injectors and cylinder head; and the National Overhaul Warranty (NOW) Program for Cummins mid-range (C8.3, ISC, QSC, ISL, QSL) and
Engine overhaul: Good maintenance, high-quality components support engine life
While following manufacturers’ recommended maintenance procedures will ensure the longest possible life of a fleet’s engines, eventually there may come a time when an overhaul is necessary. Particularly, as fleets strive to maximize uptime and equipment life, reman engines—which are rebuilt from the bottom up according to very stringent guidelines—are becoming more popular. Working with truck