Topics Service & Repair

3M introduces commercial vehicle collision repair guidance

The 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has introduced a collection of commercial truck standard operating collision repair procedures (SOPs). Along with 3M’s commitment to providing its customers with the highest performing and most cost-effective products in the marketplace, these written procedures can help assist the commercial vehicle collision shops in delivering consistency within ...

Early-bird registration rates available for upcoming NG maintenance courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says interested parties who sign up now for its upcoming natural gas vehicle inspection and maintenance courses can receive discounts of as much as $420 as early-bird registrants. NGVi has upcoming NGV Essentials and Safety Practices and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses ...

New trailer test kit from IPA

IPA introduces a 37-piece Tactical Trailer Tester Field Kit designed to test, clean and restore tow circuits on all trucks and trailers in North America. Engineered with ...

PSI’s latest Commercial Fleet Tire Digest released

Pressure Systems International (PSI) is addressing the EPA's Phase II Greenhouse Gas (GHG) initiative in this month's Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. PSI says the EPA is scheduled to announce its final Phase II rulemaking later this year following the completion last year's open comment period. "In order to reduce greenhouse ...

Tire Service Equipment concludes patent infringement litigation against Gaither Tool

Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. (TSISSG), last week announced the conclusion of its patent infringement litigation against Gaither Tool Co. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank has entered a consent judgment and injunction finding that Gaither’s U.S. Bead Bazooka line ...

Michelin expands commercial service network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires announces Knoxville, Tenn.-based Fleet Tire will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN). As part of the MCSN, Fleet Tire will offer a complete range of services, including repairs, routine service, diagnostics, inspection, alignments, Michelin OnCall 24/7/365 emergency road service (ERS), and Michelin Tire Care preventative tire ...

Optronics debuts technical training program

Optronics International has introduced its Bright Ideas Technical Training Program, which the company says is designed to help today’s fleets, distributors and jobbers become more competent and knowledgeable about lighting and electrical issues. Announced Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas, the Bright Ideas Technical Training Program ...

Cordless drill from Snap-on

Snap-on introduces a compact version of the popular CDR8850H with the new CDR8815 18V MonsterLithium Compact 1/2” Cordless Drill Kit. Packed with power, the CDR8815 boasts 500 inch-pounds of torque output for tackling tough jobs. “The CDR8815 may be small in size, but it offers powerful results,” says Rodger ...

Minimizer adds work bench, light panel to maintenance line

Minimizer is at it again. The company announced Wednesday that is has released its third Maintenance product line bench, the Dual Tire Work Bench, while also debuting a new Rear Center Light Panel that comes in several different finishes. Both come with Minimizer's Lifetime Warranty. "We're kicking off 2016 with a bang," ...

CVSN announces partnership with NASTF

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and NASTF have made it official. During a press conference Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas, CVSN formally announced it has become a 2016 partner in the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). This partnership comes just months after NASTF ...