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IPA introduces new mobile multi tire pressure unit

Innovative Products of America's (IPA) new mobile tire pressure equalizer can accurately read and inflate tire pressure on up to five tires at ...

TMC seeks applications for tech scholarships

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College. The scholarships are administered by TMC’s Professional Technician Development ...

Registration still open for TMC

Now is the time to act. American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is holding its annual meeting and exhibition next month in Nashville, and those interested can still sign up. TMC will be held March 10-14, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The convention will feature a variety of interesting group discussion, ...

CVSA releases 2013 Out-of-Service Handbook

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Tuesday the release of its 2013 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial (OOSC). The OOSC, the only official reference book of its kind for law enforcement and the motor carrier industry, is designed to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by promoting uniformity ...

Kenworth names 9 to Service Council

Nine of Kenworth's leading service managers in the United States and Canada were named to the nameplate's 2013 Service Council Tuesday.  The panel is charged with promoting service and product improvements to further enhance Kenworth’s World’s Best quality. Members of the 2013 Kenworth Service Council are: Chairman – Michael ...

Inland Truck Parts opens Scottsbluff facility

Inland Truck Parts has moved into a new, 37,000 square-foot facility in Scottsbluff, Neb. "With this move, we can employ new technology, boost efficiency and serve our customers better than ever before," says Inland General Manager John Gurney. Scottsbluff Inland carries a parts inventory covering everything from light-, medium- and heavy-duty ...

Planning for an OSHA inspection

This month, Truck Parts & Service has looked at how to handle OSHA inspections. From how to avoid them, to how to properly facilitate a visit, component manufacturers have been generous with their tips on how to keep visits brief yet effective, and violations at a minimum. Dealing with government ...

Corrosion control manual from TMC

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council has released its new Corrosion: Compliant, Cause and Corrosion Manual. According to TMC, the manual is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource that addresses various aspects of vehicle corrosion. It provides a practical guide for better understanding proper procedures and guidelines for selecting, ...

Love’s opens new travel stop

Love’s Travel Stops announced Thursday it has opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas. The newest Love’s location was built from the ground up and includes includes a a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, 90 truck parking spaces and Wendy’s and McDonald’s restaurants. Bulk DEF is available at the pump ...

Six Robblees hits 100

Six Robblees is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013. Opened in 1913 by three brothers tuning bicycle spokes, the business has evolved into a heavy-duty truck and trailer distributor with 18 locations and 165 employees in five states. Six Robblees began servicing the automotive and truck market shortly ...