Topics News

Avoiding the tempation of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group says it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as a vice president for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2007, has been named president of the new operating company. ...

Nominations for MEMA Triangle Award ongoing

MEMA is now accepting nominations for its Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its affiliate associations, AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA. “For more than 35 years, the Triangle Award has been presented periodically to that person, persons or organization that the membership ...

Technician shortage a large and growing problem

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess.“I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps ...

Piedmont Truck Tires joins Continental retread network

Piedmont Truck Tires has entered into a licensing agreement with Continental Tire the Americas, LLC to join the ContiLifeCycle dealer network. As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Piedmont Truck Tires will be supplied with flat, pre-cured ContiTread products, which will allow the commercial tire dealer to produce retreads featuring the same ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty to sponsor GenNext

VIPAR Heavy Duty has become a platinum sponsor of GenNext, the heavy-duty aftermarket’s newest group formed to educate, mentor and recruit the next generation of aftermarket leaders. “GenNext is a group with over 100 members and growing who are the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow in the aftermarket truck parts ...

Yokohama moving commercial tire distribution center

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced Wednesday the company is moving its Western Region Distribution center from its 380,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Fullerton, Calif. to a newly constructed 658,000-square-foot facility in Chino, about 22 miles away. The move is expected to be completed late this year. “We prospered in Fullerton for ...

Honeywell completes sale of friction material business

Honeywell says it has completed the sale of its Friction Materials (FM) business to Federal-Mogul for approximately $155 million. The transaction does not include the Bendix name or line of products or business in the U.S. In addition, joint ventures that operate in Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia will be retained as ...

Alcoa Wheels rolls out photo sharing campaign

Alcoa Wheels Tuesday rolled out its first social media photo sharing campaign and contest. Alcoa Wheels encourages social media followers and contestants to follow the company on Twitter and now on Instagram; snap eligible photos of their trucks fitted with Alcoa Wheels in interesting environments, on the road or with their owner; and ...

Limited space remaining for upcoming MERA event

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) announces limited space is available for its upcoming Reman Technology Forum in Detroit next week. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit before the NACE|CARS 2014 event. MERA says key discussion topics include: Core Recovery, Disassembly ...