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CEI adds 30 truck repair shops

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a provider of fleet collision management services in the U.S. and Canada, has expanded its repair network in 2011 by enrolling 30 new medium- and heavy-duty truck body shops in 11 states Through a managed network of more than 800 truck collision centers, CEI manages repairs on all trucks, from ...

Goodyear unveils deep-tread drive tire

Goodyear introduced its G572 LHD drive tire with Fuel Max Technology, which features30/32nds of tread. The tire is SmartWay-verified. “It’s an ...

Meritor appoints Sohm vice president of Communications

Meritor, Inc. has appointed Krista Sohm to the position of vice president, communications, effective immediately. Lin Cummins, formerly senior vice president of communications at Meritor for nearly 13 years, has elected to retire from Meritor at the end of the year, at which time she will explore other ...

Esco introduces wheel heat warning label

Esco announces its new Hot Wheel, wheel heat indicator label, which is designed to warn drivers, maintenance personnel and safety inspectors of possible wheel end, bearing and brake failure during walk around inspections. The decal is attached to the wheel/rim by self adhesives. When the temperature of the wheel ...

Inland Truck Parts creates breakdown prevention program

Inland Truck Parts has released a new 57-point inspection service plan called the Pro-Guardian Breakdown Prevention plan. The company says the program is designed to find problems before they cause breakdowns, and is being used at 20 Inland locations throughout the U.S. “Pro-Guardian is a time-saver. It not only identifies ...

PIAA releases new halogen bulb

PIAA has advanced halogen bulb design with the introduction of its Night-Tech halogen bulb series, the company says. According to PIAA, the Night-Tech bulbs feature several advancements in performance, durability and manufacturing. Night-Tech technology combines a higher proportion of inert gases with a new filament material, which is said ...

Clore offers Solar HT1224 heavy truck 12/24V commercial jump starter

Clore Automotive’s Model No. HT1224 12/24V commercial jump starter from Solar is a wheeled unit designed specifically for the over-the-road transportation industry. The HT1224 delivers 1,400 cold cranking amps in 12V mode and 800 CCA in 24V mode, making it suitable for fleet, industrial, construction, agricultural and commercial ...

Eaton acquires electrical business in Colombia

Eaton Corp. announced it has acquired the assets of C.I. ESI de Colombia S.A., a Bogota, Colombia-based reseller of industrial electrical equipment and engineering focused on oil and gas, mining and industrial and commercial construction. Terms were not disclosed. The company had sales of about $8 million in ...

Truck tire safety video

To celebrate National Tire Safety Week (June 5-11), Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced a comprehensive truck tire training video for fleet operators, tire shop managers and maintenance technicians. The video details proper safety procedures when handling truck tires in the shop. “When ...

Bendix reconfigures support network

Customers seeking sales, service or technical support for Bendix brand foundation brakes and wheel-end solutions from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) will now receive information exclusively through their Bendix account managers, Bendix SWAT team members, www.foundationbrakes.com and the Bendix Tech Team members who offer service support via 1-800-AIR-BRAKE, ...