Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment has been certified to sell electric vehicles at its La Mirada branch in southern California.
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.
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.
The enhancements streamline navigation within a diagram set or from one diagram set to another; add interactivity to connectors, grounds, and splices; and include a dropdown history that shows previously viewed diagrams.
Since 2012, American Transportation Research Institute reports that maintenance and repair costs represent between 8% to 10% of a fleet’s average marginal cost. Find out what fleets can do to manage those costs.
Werner Enterprises is integrating Decisiv into its application programming interface to expand its repair network.
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.