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Rush Tech Rodeo begins Monday

Rush Enterprises' annual Tech Rodeo begins Monday and runs through Dec. 18. Technicians from around the dealership network descended upon San Antonio, Texas this weekend and ...

Bendix hits production milestones

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has surpassed 100,000 units produced of its Bendix SMS-9700 Accessory Solenoid Valve and Bendix FCS-9700 Fan Clutch Solenoid Valve, both ...

PACCAR, Navistar issue recalls

PACCAR says it is recalling new Kenworth and Peterbilt units over a defect in the ignition switch. The recall affects model year 2014 Kenworth T170, T270, T370, T470, T660, T680, T800, T880, and W900 trucks manufactured May 6, 2013 through May 17, 2013 and model year 2014 Peterbilt 330, 337, 348, 365, 367, 382, 384, ...

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 ...

Oil Bay

Effective Lubrication Procedures   Creating a best practice for lubricating trucks is good for you and your customers     By Lucas Deal, Associate Editor lucasdeal@randallreilly.com     Lubrication is a cornerstone of all maintenance operations. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles need constant lubrication to run effectively, and it is the job of repair garages, dealers and fleet ...

Remanufacturing Update

A Look At Differentials Vertical integration and technology are impacting remanufacturing. Remanufacturing is a vital part of the truck parts aftermarket. Truck Parts & Service has launched a year-long series on the subject of remanufacturing. This issue’s installment contains an interview with Dave Olsen, CEO of TransAxle. TPS: What are the ...

Proper Liftgate Grounding

Many liftgates still use single pole systems and are grounded through the fifth wheel and kingpin. According to Phillips, when the kingpin ground is interrupted, the 8-gauge wire at the J560 connector can become overloaded. Phillips says the solution is a dual-pole cable. The dual-pole cable has a dedicated ...

Industry Focus

Stone Truck Parts Named Distributor Of The Year Only eight years after opening, Stone Truck Parts has been named the ninth annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year. Led by Keith McLemore and Don Purcell, Stone Truck Parts was named this year’s winners out of a tough field. ...