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Air system maintenance tips from Bendix

At the heart of a commercial vehicle’s air brake system is its air compressor, which pressurizes air in the primary and secondary tanks to provide power for the air brakes and other pneumatic systems. With commercial vehicle technology advancing and expanding the use of compressed air for non-braking functions, ...

ConMet names new VP

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has named Larry Sanford vice president, aftermarket & trailer OEM sales. “Larry has a wealth of experience in the trucking industry,” says Mike Swiderski, president of ConMet. “His combination of expertise in wheel ends and the aftermarket will serve him well in his new assignment.” Sanford has nearly 40 years of experience in the ...

Pennington funeral arrangements set

 A celebration of Life will be held in honor of Mike Pennington Friday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation with ...

Betts Truck Parts & Service launches new website

Betts Truck Parts & Service has launched a new website, BettsTruckParts.com. The new site provides information about the division’s complete line of heavy duty truck parts and services that cater to owner-operators, local, regional and national fleets, municipalities, school districts and other agencies. Pull-down menus include information about shop services, truck ...

Phillips Industries expanding Electrical Harness Division

Phillips Industries has expanded the capabilities of their Electrical Harness Division (EHD) in a new state-of-the-art facility in Arteaga, Mexico.  EHD has experienced 510 percent growth since moving to Mexico six years ago. The new facility, close to large OEM's that Phillips supplies, increases EHD's footprint by 25 ...

Navistar launches new, more efficient truck

Navistar unveiled Friday its ProStar ES, a truck the company bills as “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.” Navistar says its ProStar ES (short for efficiency specification), offers industry-leading aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced downspeeding and the most efficient rear axles in the industry. In addition, it boasts ...

Trucking, aftermarket advocate passes away

Mike Pennington passed away suddenly Friday evening after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 64. Pennington, who has more than 40 years in trucking, strongly supported the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the trucking industry through his work at Meritor, work in the media and with the Allied ...

GALLERY: Some of the best custom trucks of 2014

These truck's didn't get all spruced up from the OEM. They had some aftermarket help, and lots of it. Each year Overdrive's Pride & Polish custom truck shows pit some of the coolest and most customized heavy trucks against one another. Pride & Polish has several stops and shows through a ...

Fleetline gets ISO 9001:2008 recertification

Fleetline Products has achieved ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing an annual third-party audit in October 2014. In order to receive this certification the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” says ...

Remy seeking ok for merger

Remy International says it will hold a special meeting of its shareholders New Year's Eve and request approval of a previously announced merger agreement with Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF). Closing of the transaction is also contingent upon various other closing conditions, which will be further described in the proxy ...