Service Center: How fleets can pass annual DOT inspections

February 23rd, 2018 by

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all commercial vehicles have an annual inspection to ensure that the vehicles are safe and within emission standards. The DOT sends out the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and holds a 72-hour checkpoint to make sure the commercial vehicles are up to date. If a truck fails to…

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MEGA PDC: How to buy aftermarket parts

February 23rd, 2018 by

Commercial OEM truck parts can run a company hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and companies have been looking for a solution. The aftermarket parts industry has been a boom business, and parts companies have been developing affordable alternatives. But just because a company offers a cheaper part, does not mean it is a quality…

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Carmenita Truck Service: New additions to the Service Department

February 9th, 2018 by

2018 has begun, and Carmenita has hit the ground running. The service department is always looking for ways to improve our efficiency and customer satisfaction, and we have made some changes in an effort to surpass expectations. Due to the added demand, Carmenita has hired additional service personnel and has already seen an increase in…

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Carmenita Truck Center: The New F-150!

January 22nd, 2018 by

Miles per gallon is always the topic of discussion for any truck owner, and anyone who says they get over 15 mpg immediately is questioned on their vehicle. Is it gas? Diesel? Single or crew cab? What’s your setup? Well, Ford is going to start a new era of trucks: a full-size truck that gets…

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Mega PDC: Welcome to the $2 million sales club!

January 19th, 2018 by

By Peewee Price Parts sales have several milestones, but one achievement stands above the rest: joining the $2 million sales club! We would like to welcome Mark Bauer, Scott Egan, Ramon Rosas, Danny Garza, and Dave Price (not featured) to this exclusive club. Their commitment to the Parts department, service advisors, technicians, and customers is…

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Take a look inside Carmenita: George Hoffstaetter, Service Director

January 12th, 2018 by

Carmenita Service Center was operating for a period last year without a Service Director, and it was time to hire a captain for that ship. We hired George from another service facility, and he has hit the ground running. He has done a great job implementing his work style with the top-shelf standards held at…

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Carmenita Truck Center: Gas vs. diesel

January 7th, 2018 by

Throughout the commercial truck industry, there have been debates over the use of gasoline or diesel fuel for work trucks. Each fuel source has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to cost, power, and other metrics. Here is the simple breakdown of gas versus diesel with a Ford F-350: What is the cost of…

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): Advantages of CNG over diesel

December 26th, 2017 by

Diesel fuel has been the dominant fuel in the trucking industry for many years, but now a different form of fuel is taking the reins: Compressed Natural Gas or CNG. California has been the leading force for cleaner fuel sources, and this fuel source is at the forefront. Many truck manufacturers are taking notice, and…

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Carmenita Truck Center: Hot or cold, we have your food delivery truck!

December 8th, 2017 by

The food delivery industry is a growing market, and having the right truck could mean the difference between profits and losses. Here at Carmenita Truck Center, we have the solution for you. Body Styles We have two main styles of trucks that a company could use: box truck and Transit vans. The type of business…

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Hino 195 Hybrid: Motor and component recall

November 28th, 2017 by

Hino Motors has issued a service recall for all their Hino 195H trucks that affects the hybrid capability of the diesel-electric motor. This recall is not dangerous to a company’s truck operators, but can impinge on the truck’s overall performance. The recall calls for a complete motor swap, and a couple components to be replaced…

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