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Mitchell 1 offers tips on DEF analysis

In a Shop Connection Blog post from Mitchell 1, the Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) offers tips on how to determine if Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has been contaminated with common vehicle fluids. It’s a quick tip, but valuable information because contaminated DEF can damage system components and make ...

Up close look at CAT’s new Class 8 truck

Recently, Caterpillar announced a second model to its new line of vocationally-focused work trucks and unveiled the Class 8 CT681 truck at the company's Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill. The CT681 borrows heavily from the existing CT660 model, but also features a host of enhancements designed specifically for ...

Accuride reaches new CBA for Gunite facility

Accuride Corporation has successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural ...

Donaldson announces changes to its board of directors

Donaldson Company announces Trudy Rautio has been appointed to its board of directors, effective Jan. 30, 2015. Rautio, 62, is president and CEO of Carlson (a global hospitality and travel company), a position she has held since 2012. Rautio has been a senior executive with Carlson since 1997 and has served ...

Etcom has new no grease bushing

Etcom says its “No Grease” S-Cam Composite Bushing is designed to end the need for grease in the brake system. The bushing is engineered to last longer with less downtime and to eliminate the possibility of contaminating the break shoes and drums. Extruded Thermoset Composites Inc., www.etcominc.com

ConMet adds Spanish-language option to online training product

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has released a Spanish-language version of its online Hub Training 2.0 at http://www.conmet.com/training-spanish. The second generation of this training, now available in Spanish and English, includes more subject matter on PreSet Plus hub assemblies, and greater detail on hubs and other ConMet wheel-end products, the company ...

New locking fuel caps

12Volt-Travel announces the launch of its locking fuel caps. Available now, the company says the caps cut downtime, cut out of route miles and slash operational costs. The company says its locking fuel caps from can all be keyed alike, and also can have a fleet’s company logo, company colors ...

Former Congressman to speak at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Geoff Davis of Republic Consulting as part of the third-annual annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference. Davis’ presentation, entitled “Politics, What Does It All Mean?” ...

NGVi opens registration for more training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says registration is now open for a variety of 2015 courses. While registration for the Institute’s December course in Baton Rouge, La. ends tomorrow, classes in Phoenix, Long Beach, Calif. and San Leandro, Calif. are now open for the opening months of 2015. The ...

SKF introduces extended warranties for trailer components

SKF has announced the launch of its new premium wheel-end system extended warranty packages, under the SKF Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) program, for both the trailer OEM and retrofit markets. With this SKF TFO program enhancement, SKF says trailer OEMs and customers can choose extended warranty options for up to ...