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SPECIAL REPORT – Steering clear of the hazards of emission tampering

Tampering has existed in the HD market for ages. But with emission systems and regulations becoming more complex, service providers must be diligent to remain compliant — and out of the EPA’s ...

Guidance for dealing with a termination

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The hazards of tampering – Part IV: Punishments for tampering

A recent Successful Dealer reader survey uncovered only 55 percent of dealers were aware that $37,500 is the maximum fine that can be levied on a service provider who offers tampering.

The hazards of tampering – Part II: The aftermarket organizes a defense

The creation of TMC's Service Provider study group emission tampering task force is working to create a best practice for dealers and service facilities to avoid the harsh fines associated with tampering.

The hazards of tampering – Part III: The performance risks of tampering

Tampering doesn’t suddenly create the ultimate engine. It’s an illegal action that improves one aspect of performance at the expense of everything else.

The hazards of tampering – Part V: Best practices for your shop

Once a service provider begins maintenance on an emission system and uncovers tampering, it is legally obligated to bring the vehicle back to the specifications required by its model year.

Examples of tampering

Mobile Awareness TPMS

Warehouse management: Adding product lines

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New book on vehicle aerodynamics

SAE says the book will guide readers through the various aspects of the subject.

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Wabash National debuts new bonding product

Bonding dramatically decreases rivet usage, creating a clean, smooth trailer exterior.

Bonding product

Michelin launches Truck Care network

Michelin Truck Care includes mobile maintenance visits, consistent nationwide pricing and an integrated fleet maintenance system.
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