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Trucking Efficiency produces Confidence Report on lightweighting

Trucking Efficiency released its second Confidence Report in less than a month on Tuesday in publishing a report on lightweighting. The report, produced by the North American Council For Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, explores the benefits and challenges of lightweighting for Class 8 tractors and trailers. While the majority ...

Bergstrom announces leadership changes

Bergstrom Inc., has made key leadership changes designed to further promote the company’s strategic planning and project management initiatives. Dan Giovannetti has been appointed chief financial officer for Bergstrom effective immediately. Giovannetti has more than 20 years of experience as a manufacturing and business professional. In his previous role of ...

NGVi updates tech training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has updated and expanded its Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training. Uniquely designed for technicians with all levels of CNG experience, NGVi says its training provides techs with comprehensive learning necessary for safe maintenance, diagnosis and repair of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. This course covers all of the components ...

Coolant maintenance not ‘set it and forget it’

Cooling system problems cause 40 percent of all engine service, making it one of the most misunderstood systems on a commercial vehicle. Many coolant suppliers attribute that confusion to the number of coolants available in the market and the monitoring each require. Providing expertise on coolant and cooling system maintenance ...

Murphy-Hoffman Company opens TRP store

Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) opened the first TRP All-Makes Parts and Service store in the U.S. in Grandview, Mo. MHC has been selling TRP parts within its network for years, but says the new store will leverage MHC’s 16-state network of parts inventory, and is equipped with the latest diagnostic service tools and ...

Update your TP&S Buyers’ Guide listing today

Believe it or not, the 2016 Truck Parts & Service Buyers' Guide will available in less than four months. Our annual edition cataloging the comprehensive list of heavy-duty aftermarket suppliers is scheduled for a December 2015 arrival. Our print guide is filled with more than 100 product categories and sub-categories, and ...

MAHLE kicks off technician contest

MAHLE Aftermarket kicked off its fifth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest on Aug. 3, 2015. MAHLE says the contest is designed to spotlight talented and forward-thinking engine technicians and specialists. To enter, participants must answer a series of five questions that describes the nominee’s passion for engines and engine ...

Remanufacturing gaining market share

Remanufacturing has served a purpose in the heavy-duty aftermarket for a long time. But after decades of being categorized with rebuilt and repaired components as the modest, low-cost option in the aftermarket parts food chain, remanufacturing recently has been invigorated. Suppliers have zeroed in on the process as a way ...

Universal Technical Institute opens new Long Beach facility

Universal Technical Institute has opened a new 142,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-industry campus in Long Beach, Calif., to meet the area's strong demand for skilled transportation service technicians. The new campus has the capacity to train up to 800 students who can complete their education in Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and Collision ...

Frank Luntz named keynote speaker for HDAW 2016

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) announce Dr. Frank Luntz will kick off the 11th annual conference, themed “Heavy Duty Aftermarket 2.0: Upgrade your Business,” next January in Las Vegas. Luntz will present the keynote address at the opening general session, setting the stage for the four-day ...