Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler sets sights on aftermarket customer loyalty

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rolled out Monday a new customer loyalty program for owner-operators and small fleets.  The Truck ...

Tech Updates

SAFETY RECALLS   The following are safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:   Paccar is recalling certain TRP branded aluminum wheels sold for resale in the aftermarket with the following part numbers: AW2258B, AW2258M, AW2458B or AW2458M. The rim markings on these wheels were etched to a depth less than the minimum requirements. Thus, ...

Truck Parts and Services Directory Listings by Product Category

PRODUCT CATEGORIES   Additives & Chemicals   Advanced Power Systems International, Inc., Torrington, CT www.fitchfuelcatalyst.com   Ambac International, Elgin, SC www.ambac.net   BG Products, Inc., Wichita, KS www.bgprod.com   Chevron Products Company 4800 Fournace Place Bellaire, TX 77401 (713)432-2500 www.chevron.com See ad page IBC   CRC Industries, Warminster, PA www.crcindustries.com   E-Zoil Products, Inc., Buffalo, NY www.ezoil.com   Filtakleen Inc., Sandy, UT www.filtakleen-usa.com         FleetPride, Inc. 8401 New Trails, Ste. 150 The Woodlands, TX 77381 (866)435-3387 www.fleetpride.com   FPPF Chemical Co., Buffalo, NY www.fppf.com   Gold ...

August 2012 Industry Focus

People in the News   Following are personnel changes and announcements in the trucking industry:   Daimler Trucks North America has made two senior leadership changes. John O’Leary has been named chief financial officer, and will continue to serve on the company’s Executive Operating Committee. Friedrich Baumann has been appointed to succeed ...

Servicing Emissions Compliant Engines

Following maintenance requirements keeps new trucks on the road As Class 8 trucks evolve, so do their service requirements. Never has this been more evident than with the recent improvements made to heavy-duty engines and their emissions systems. Early last decade the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed and later approved ...

A Steady Course Ahead

After two years of growth, things still look good for the aftermarket. There are plenty of opportunities, however there are a few potential obstacles. Last year proved to be a fairly good one for most heavy-duty distributors, dealers and repair garages. In fact, 93 percent of Truck Parts & ...

June 2011 Industry Focus

Rove To Deliver Keynote Address At Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, will share his political insights with attendees during the second-annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, Aug. 24-25, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center. Known as “The ...

NHTS issues recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the following recalls: Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 60,000 tractor-trailer trucks to address potential steering problems. The recall affects certain VNL and VNM trucks from the 2001 to 2006 model years. A ball socket could separate in ...

Common Rails, Stronger Injectors

The injectors in common rail fuel systems are built to handle high pressures, but shops should still be aware of specific maintenance and installation needs. Zack Ellison likens the rail in a common rail fuel system to the barrel on a .22 caliber rifle. Both have thick walls and ...

Industry Focus

HD America, Truck Pride Investigate Merger A possible merger between two aftermarket buying groups – HD America and Truck Pride – was revealed last month during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. According to the announcement, the board of managers of Truck Pride Partners, LLC and the board ...