Growing use of service management technology being driven by fleets, asset and service providers, and OEMS across North America.
Sloppy Maintenance Documentation Can Void New-Vehicle Warranty
One ongoing industry trend is more stringent enforcement of manufacturer-recommended preventive maintenance (PM) services required for warranty coverage eligibility. Increasingly stringent warranty enforcement underscores the importance of PM compliance and documentation of services performed.
Volvo Trucks named first certified EV dealer in Central Valley
Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, Calif., location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Affinity Truck Center has been serving the region’s transportation needs since 1980 and is now the first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in the region.
Facing Emerging Truck Technology Parts and Service Challenges
How ready are fleets, dealers, distributors and repair garages to service emerging truck technology? That subject got a lot of attention at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Experts on two panel discussions offered insights into what fleets need to know about current and future technology
Decisiv SRM keeps MD, HD dealer consistent, efficient across eight facilities
At TranSource Truck & Trailer Centers in North Carolina, service technologies and a focus on paperless processes are helping improve asset utilization for customers.
Nacarato Truck Centers becomes first Volvo certified EV dealer in Virginia
The company currently has a total of six technicians certified to perform maintenance and repairs on the Volvo VNR Electric model, charging infrastructure, and diagnostics tools and personal protective equipment for techs working with high-voltage.
California Truck Dealership Becomes Mack, Volvo EV Certified
Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, California, dealership has achieved both Mack Trucks’ and Volvo Trucks’ Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer status.
Isuzu, Cummins to collaborate on electric prototype
Isuzu on Thursday announced a partnership with Cummins on the development of a medium-duty battery electric prototype truck for North America.
5 Reasons Why Truck Maintenance Matters
The better you maintain a vehicle, the longer it will last. But truck maintenance impacts more than just the vehicle.
KPIT and dSPACE team up for smart charging solutions for electric vehicles
KPIT Technologies, leading independent software development and integration partner to the automotive and mobility ecosystem, and dSPACE, one of the world’s leading providers of simulation and validation solutions, have teamed up to offer a comprehensive solutions test suite for smart charging. The powerful combination of KPIT conformance test libraries for the dSPACE hardware component – the DS5366 Smart Charging Interface enables this comprehensive solution suite.
Electric Truck Service: What Your Technicians Need To Know
So, once you know what steps to take to prepare your shop for the arrival of an electric truck (and if you don’t, read our story on how to do so), the next step, and it is a crucial one, is making sure that your technicians have all the information they need to safely and properly work on an electric truck.
How Electrification Will Change Your Service Operation
One of the most promising pieces of good news to come out of 2020 was the announcement of the availability of multiple medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks. OEMs like Daimler, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt and Volvo all announced battery electric trucks that are either available now or will be in the foreseeable future, and several of those same OEMs, in addition to Navistar and Cummins, are working on hydrogen fuel cell trucks as well.
Volvo, Mack Certify Second Electric Vehicle Dealer in SoCal
Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment has been certified to sell electric vehicles at its La Mirada branch in southern California.
KPIT, dSPACE, and Microsoft team up to offer a solution for the homologation of autonomous vehicles
KPIT Technologies, dSPACE, and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a unique solution for OEMs and Tier-1s seeking homologation (self-certification in the USA) for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.
What to Know About Steering System Maintenance
You’ve probably never lost any sleep over a steering maintenance issue. The systems are proven and reliable and don’t require a lot of hands-on contact. Sticking to scheduled fluid and filter changes, lubrication, and visual inspections during regular preventive maintenance inspections is probably all the attention they need — at least when they’re new.