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New auto-adjusting clutch product from Ace Manufacturing

Ace Manufacturing introduces its new Freedom series auto-adjusting heavy-duty clutches. Made in the USA, Ace says the new clutches offer a multitude of services and benefits, including easier serviceability and installation, contamination prevention technology and a robust adjuster design that ensures the product will not over adjust. Ace Manufacturing notes ...

Work truck jack stand from Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift introduces a lightweight, easy-to-use jack stand designed to stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new ...

Winter safety tips for using space heaters in service operations

KPA Online has published an article offering dealers and service providers tips for safely using space heaters to keep repair facilities warm during these bone-chilling winter months. Written by KPA's Lori Matthews, the post notes that in 2011, "space heaters were involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home ...

New paint for extreme heat conditions

PlastiKote’s new Hi-Temp Paint is designed for painting areas on vehicles that are subject to extreme heat conditions. “PlastiKote Hi-Temp Paint is formulated to resist intermittent temperatures up to 1,300 degrees and is the right paint choice for engines, exhaust manifolds and headers,” says Katie Whiting, product manager, aerosols ...

Meritor WABCO introduces aftermarket programming tool

Meritor WABCO has created what it calls "a breakthrough programming tool" that helps significantly shorten delivery times of replacement electronic control units (ECU) for anti-lock braking systems (ABS). The Aftermarket Programming Tool is being introduced this week at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville. Beginning this ...

PSI collaborating with SkyBitz to provide tire pressure data information

SkyBitz and Pressure Systems International (PSI) announced an agreement to provide integrated tire inflation data alongside asset information for managing fleets Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville. The companies say their agreement will offer vehicle owners a comprehensive breadth of data related to ...

Fleetline debuts new in-store displays

Fleetline has introduced new point of purchase displays for its distributors. The new displays are designed to capture the buyer’s attention and showcase the craftsmanship of Fleetline products. They feature stainless steel and polyethylene quarter fenders, mud flap hanger brackets and a tandem fender sample, the company says. The old ...

New Fleetguard filter for Cummins ISX15

Cummins Filtration has released the Fleetguard LF14000NN lube filter for Cummins ISX15 diesel engines. The LF14000NN (Cummins part number 4367100) is the company’s first lube filter with NanoNet media, a patented polymeric nanotechnology-based synthetic media originally developed for Fleetguard fuel filter applications. Cummins Filtration technology developments, found first in the LF14000NN, bring a new level of lube ...

TMD Friction announces 2015 Brake Training dates

TMD has announced the Brake Training dates for 2015 at its facilities in Troy, Mich. Upcoming classes will be held April 29, Aug. 12 and Nov. 11, 2015. Each class is free, and includes lunch and training materials provided. The company says the training is focused to help fleet managers, fleet maintenance ...

TMC panel touts VMRS for service profitability

Trucking has entered the world of big data. Fleets today can compile more information about their trucks in an hour than they used to in a year. But acquiring all of that information also can be overwhelming. “Big data quickly becomes a big mess if you don’t have a structure for ...