Topics Service & Repair

What to inspect on inspection day

This is the second of two informational pieces from Bendix to aid vehicle owners and service providers in preparing for Brake Safety Week 2015, which will be held next week (Sept. 6-12). For more on Bendix's safety tips, please click here. Bendix says Operation Airbrake targets the following items for inspection during its roadside procedures: Driver’s license Registration Low air ...

Preparing for a vehicle inspection

This is the first of two informational pieces from Bendix to aid vehicle owners and service providers in preparing for Brake Safety Week 2015, which will be held next week. For more on Bendix's safety tips, please click here. Inside the cab, Bendix says it’s important to know the vehicle systems’ blinking light fault codes and how ...

Helpful tips for upcoming Brake Safety Week

In advance of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign (Sept. 6-12), Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is offering tips and insight to help fleets, drivers, and technicians prepare for the upcoming event. Bendix says it aims to help improve highway safety by sharing information ...

WABCO pledges support for upcoming Brake Safety Week

WABCO Holdings Inc. has joined the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in advance of the upcoming Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 6-12, 2015, and is a major CVSA annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety across North America. It ...

Bee Line hosts ACOFAS tech training clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) held its 22nd Technician Training Clinic last week at Bee Line Company's facility in Bettendorf, Iowa. The clinic's training was conducted by Howard Williams, training and field applications manager, and Paul Lund, Bee Line training expert. In order to afford all technicians ...

Phillips offers tips for selecting gladhands

Phillips Industries has released three quick tips for selecting gladhands in its newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. The tips include advice on the gladhand body, the connector plate and the detent plate and rivets. They also include photos to aid in the product selection and general maintenance advice. For ...

Quality Tire joins Michelin Commercial Service Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announces Quality Tire Company will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN). Michelin says the family-owned business operates four commercial/retail locations in Salt Lake City, Orem and St. George, Utah, and Billings, Mont., with state-of-the-art service trucks and ...

NGVi updates tech training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has updated and expanded its Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training. Uniquely designed for technicians with all levels of CNG experience, NGVi says its training provides techs with comprehensive learning necessary for safe maintenance, diagnosis and repair of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. This ...

Coolant maintenance not ‘set it and forget it’

Cooling system problems cause 40 percent of all engine service, making it one of the most misunderstood systems on a commercial vehicle. Many coolant suppliers attribute that confusion to the number of coolants available in the market and the monitoring each require. Providing expertise on coolant and cooling system maintenance ...

MAHLE kicks off technician contest

MAHLE Aftermarket kicked off its fifth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest on Aug. 3, 2015. MAHLE says the contest is designed to spotlight talented and forward-thinking engine technicians and specialists. To enter, participants must answer a series of five questions that describes the nominee’s passion for engines and engine ...