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New security products from Fontaine Parts Connection

Fontaine Parts Connection has introduced four new products to increase security for heavy-duty vehicles and freight. The new products include a “clean hands” kingpin lock, locks for the brake valves on the dash, locking nuts for the wheels, and locks for the glad hands to keep trailers from being moved without authorization. ...

Damron named director of operations at Global Parts Network

Global Parts Network has promoted Jason Damron to director of operations. GPN says Damron will be responsible for the management of ...

Purkeys partnering with Silver Eagle Manufacturing

Purkeys has partnered with Silver Eagle Manufacturing to give additional capability and reliability to Silver Eagle’s new adjustable trailer dolly. According to the companies, Silver Eagle’s new T-Dolly automatically telescopes and retracts to adjust the gap between trailers based on the information received by the control module Purkeys designed. ...

Bee Line hosts ACOFAS tech training clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) held its 22nd Technician Training Clinic last week at Bee Line Company's facility in Bettendorf, Iowa. The clinic's training was conducted by Howard Williams, training and field applications manager, and Paul Lund, Bee Line training expert. In order to afford all technicians ...

Dorman holding lighting promotion

Dorman HD Solutions announces customers can receive a 5 to 10 percent discount on all lighting orders placed before Oct. 31, 2015. According to Dorman, this promotion includes a 5 percent discount on purchases of 6-12 different SKUs, and a 10 percent promotion on purchases of more than 13 SKUs. ...

Eaton extends warranty option on aftermarket clutch series

Eaton has extended the warranty coverage on the company’s aftermarket Advantage Series and EverTough clutches with the purchase of a Genuine Eaton Clutch Installation Kit. Eaton says Advantage series warranty coverage increases from two years to three, and EverTough coverage increases from one year to two. Eaton recommends a ...

Michelin introduces new SmartWay-verified retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is launching the Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread for regional and emerging super-regional applications. Complementing the previously launched Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire, the SmartWay-verified retread is guaranteed to deliver 25 percent longer tread ...

Global Parts Network launches RSD awareness campaign

Global Parts Network has launched an awareness program to promote the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) requirements. According to GPN, the campaign provides tools for distributors to help enhance the knowledge of their customers on RSD regulations which were rewritten in 2009. NHTSA amended the ...

New trailer inspection system

Lite-Check introduces its new Verifier trailer inspection system using the Verifier tablet. According to Lite-Check, the Verifier trailer interface will test and record the operating systems (lights, brakes, ABS) system data, and save to a file. An app listing the physical DOT inspection items will then direct the operator ...

Federal court orders immediate halt on production of ‘Green Tail’ aerodynamic devices

STEMCO announces Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order on Aug. 24, 2015, granting STEMCO subsidiary ATDynamics’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction against Ridge Corporation’s Green Tail product. The Court found that ATDynamics demonstrated that it is “likely ...