With a mix of new technology and old-fashioned communication with suppliers, fleets can ensure they don’t succumb to supply chain and maintenance pressures.
Volvo Trucks North America has launched the Volvo Blue Contract service offering, a comprehensive maintenance program designed to improve uptime and simplify maintenance management.
Beyond those mentioned in our feature story about how to keep batteries in good shape for the winter, many of the battery maintenance steps you need to take should occur long before that season. It all goes back to that summer heat issue.
When it comes to truck maintenance, choosing the right replacement part is an all-important step. But in the crowded commercial vehicle aftermarket, making that choice can be confusing, especially when selecting remanufactured and rebuilt components.
The acquisition expands Vanguard Truck Center’s footprint to 23 locations, adding three Volvo locations—including sales and service operations—in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Hickory, North Carolina.
PACCAR Parts and Kenworth Truck Company held the virtual 2021 ACCELERATE Your Success Parts and Service Meeting October 21-22. The two-day meeting provided training and discussion opportunities among Kenworth dealers, PACCAR Parts, Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Parts suppliers.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) was named as one of the recipients awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the third SuperTruck initiative. In total, the DOE will be funding 25 projects with $199 million following the goal of putting cleaner cars and trucks on America’s roads, including long-haul trucks powered by batteries and fuel cells, and improving the nation’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
What’s coming in the new year in Class 8s: More aerodynamics, emissions reduction, electric expansion, even more emphasis on ADAS, and wider available drivetrains.
Among the many truck components that fall victim to the harsh winter, one of the most prominent is the battery. No-starts, freezing: it’s hardly an exaggeration to say that a dead battery is a death sentence for that truck’s uptime and productivity. Contrary to what many believe, the time to avoid winter’s effects on the truck’s batteries is actually in the summer.
Hino Trucks introduced Hino Edge, the company’s all-new, third-generation connected vehicle solution. Hino Edge combines the digital connection between the fleet customer, dealer network, telematics service providers (TSPs), and Hino Ultimate Support Center, to provide customers a competitive edge.
With the right maintenance strategy emphasizing fuel efficiency, a fleet can have it all: better fuel economy, more uptime, and lower maintenance costs.
In today’s market, missing even one scheduled PM appointment can mean a truck broken down on the side of the road along with an unhappy driver and customer. Find out how to stay on top of PM compliance.
Mack Trucks dealer Northwest Equipment Sales, based in Boise, Idaho, is now a Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer, making it the first Mack dealer in the Northwest United States to achieve that status. Pictured left to right is Jesse, Hibler, dealer principal, and Dan Brady, branch manager of Northwest Equipment’s Boise facility.
Addresses major gap in availability of a mature, modular, integrated middleware solution that allows mobility OEMs to manage the continual increase in software complexity while retaining full control of architecture.
Commercial trucking executive brings three decades of industry experience to lead Decisiv’s acceleration of their sales, partnering and new market development.