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WABCO wins new brake actuator business

WABCO Holdings Inc. Thursday announced that it has been awarded a new long-term agreement by a major manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe. WABCO will supply brake actuator technologies for a new truck platform that will enter into new markets in Southeast Asia. Series production is expected to ...

Chevron details strategies for avoiding turbocharger failure

Many fleet managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the turbochargers so essential to modern diesel engine. The advantages of turbochargers in terms of increased power, torque and engine efficiency are obvious. The frustration of vehicle downtime and expensive repair bills due to blown turbochargers is the ...

Northwood holds Heavy Duty Leadership course

Twenty-seven heavy-duty aftermarket professionals gathered at Northwood University earlier this month for the third-annual Heavy Duty Leadership education conference. Heavy Duty ...

Bendix unveils improved brake reman facility

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has expanded its remanufacturing capabilities and capacity with a $3.2 million capital investment in equipment and facility upgrades at its Huntington, Ind., plant. The Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center now handles the complete salvage, coining, and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish remanufacturing and ...

A look at our top distributor nominees

Truck Parts & Service's thirteenth annual Distributor of the Year will be crowned at the 2015 installment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January. The award program highlights the best of the best in the heavy-duty independent aftermarket, and is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer ...

Hendrickson to hold training program in Canada

Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next hands-on technical suspension training sessions for Sept. 9-10, 2014 in Edmonton, Canada at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Hendrickson says each full-day session includes classroom and hands-on training. The training is conducted by Hendrickson’s regional field service managers ...

Early bird rates still available for NG training courses

The early bird gets the discount at the upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) training courses. NGVi says early bird registration is now open for its CNG fueling courses Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. By signing up by Aug. 26, 2014, NGVi says attendees will receive a $100 registration discount. According ...

FleetPride acquires Republic Diesel

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel truck parts and service business. The acquisition includes Republic Diesel's heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, Ind., as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville (Jennings Lane), Lexington, and Prestonsburg. Republic Diesel will continue to operate its driveline repair, machining and ...

GALLERY: Cummins holds birthday bash for Jamestown plant

People aren’t the only ones who can put down roots. Cummins first came to Western New York four decades ago. The Indiana-based engine manufacturer was in need of a facility to manufacture engine components. It found what it was looking for in an available 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility in ...

Stertil-Koni launches blog

Stertil-Koni has launched a new official blog, Vehicle Lift Connection. The blog will feature tips, tricks, product updates, news, features, interviews and other valuable content focusing on the heavy duty vehicle lift community. One of the first posts on the blog explores five tips for safely operating vehicle lifts in ...