Topics Service & Repair

Free wheel-end training course available

The heavy duty wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website that it claims promises to put a new spin on how mechanics are trained and certified on wheel-ends. Brian Beathard and Matt Stovall, co-owners of RevHD LLC, applied their 20 years of prior ...

More NGVi training courses scheduled

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has opened registration for Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training courses in October in ...

NEXIQ debuts new software

NEXIQ Technologies has released its new PC-based, heavy-duty diagnostic software application—eTechnician HD. According to the company, the application provides the basic functions to diagnose most electronically controlled vehicle systems, including module support for engines, transmissions, brakes, trailers, body controllers, instrument clusters, and emissions. This comprehensive support enables technicians to easily switch between each of the ...

Horton debuts pneumatic fan drive maintenance kit

Horton, Inc. it has introduced a Pneumatic Fan Drive Diagnostic and Maintenance Kit to help extend the life its pneumatic fan drive products. According to Horton, the simple 15-minute check at routine vehicle maintenance intervals may help prevent premature failures that can lead to days of equipment downtime and ...

Remy releases voltage control technical bulletin

Remy has introduced a technical service bulletin for techs titled "Remy GM Regulated Voltage Control (RVC) Computer-Controlled Charging." In it, the company writes, "GM RVC charging system voltage varies from approximately 11.5 to 15.5 volts. During fuel economy mode, when voltage is at the lowest, customers or technicians monitoring ...

PSI covers irregular tire wear

The most recent issue of PSI Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is now available, and covers irregular tire wear. “One of the most common issues facing trucking fleets is how to reduce and eliminate irregular tire wear,” PSI says. “Tires with shoulder cupping, depressed ribs, heel-toe wear, fast shoulder wear, ...

NGVi extends early bird registration for upcoming courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has extended its early-bird pricing rates to June 26, 2015, for upcoming training courses July 7-9, 2015, in Chicago and Northern California. NGVi says interested parties can save up to $360 with early-bird pricing rates. The Institute also is offering an additional 10 percent discount ...

Meritor enhances Drivetrain Direct support network

Meritor is expanding support for aftermarket differential and transmission component rebuilders enrolled in its Drivetrain Direct program by offering more personalized service and quicker response from a single point of contact. "Each member of the Drivetrain Direct Support Team will build a commercial relationship with rebuilders and know their ...

Cummins debuts mobile parts app

Cummins has released an Android version of its free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app. Cummins says the QSOL mobile app provides easy, on-the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins Engine Serial Numbers (ESNs). It also includes a fault code analyzer ...

GALLERY – Meritor training team hits the road

It’s training season at Meritor. The company’s fully equipped training vans are currently in the midst of two national tours, stopping at various aftermarket businesses to provide comprehensive training on most Meritor product lines in service in today’s trucking landscape. Meritor Training Manager Rick Martin was in the greater Chicago ...

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