Topics Service & Repair

Shell sees possible fuel economy benefits with new oil category

At some point in 2016 or 2017, diesel engine oil proposed category 11 (PC-11) will debut in North America. While an introductory date is still up in the air, the makeup of the PC-11 category is beginning to come into focus, says Dan Arcy, OEM technology manager at Shell. Arcy ...

Dorman holding ‘tech of the month’ contest

Dorman Products is currently holding a Service technician and Counterperson of the Month contest on its website. The contest comes just days after Dorman’s announcement that it is holding a technician video training contest where technicians can send the company helpful service videos for prizes and the opportunity to ...

Qwik Tech Tips on wiring

In this month’s issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips, the company writes, “Did you know that the original electrical cables were 4-way conductors, giving way in the late 1950’s to 6-way conductors, and then in the late 1960’s the 7-way conductors were finally introduced? “The internal wiring of a seven-way cable is made up ...

Goodyear to test Air Maintenance Technology in heavy-duty market

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) for commercial vehicles will begin testing on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months, as part of a research project supported by United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Vehicle Technology. Since 2011, Goodyear has been developing ...

Rotary Lift updates heavy-duty lift offering

Rotary Lift has updated its patented universal style lifting saddles and is introducing a variety of lift adapter packages for use with its new MOD35 modular heavy-duty inground lift series. There are four universal saddles to choose from, each now with best-in-class 35,000 lbs. lifting capacity, the company says. “Truck ...

Dorman introduces Tech Tube video program

Have you always wanted to share your service and maintenance installation tips on YouTube? Can professional techs and DIYers benefit from your approach to certain repairs? If so, you are in luck. Dorman Products, Inc. announces the introduction of Tech Tube, its new installation video incentive program. This new program ...

Hendrickson training program heading to Maine

Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training. Two separate sessions will be held from Nov. 18-20 in Bangor, Maine at Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC). Hendrickson says each session includes classroom and hands-on training which is conducted by Hendrickson’s regional field ...

New metal cutting shears from Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its M18 LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of three new M18 Metal Cutting Shears. Delivering maximum control and ultimate versatility, the company says the new line is the largest and most complete cordless shear offering in the market today. “Cordless shears are the No. 1 ...

Noregon partnering with Power Solutions International

Noregon Systems is partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc., a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems, to develop the PSI PowerLink diagnostic application.  Noregon says PSI Powerlink will be a diagnostic software program designed for PSI’s power systems and quickly and easily perform ...

Photos from TMC’s SuperTech contest

The tenth annual Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) SuperTech competition was held last month at the TMC Fall Meeting in Orlando. The competition featured more than 130 professional technicians. Mark McLean of FedEx Freight took home first place for the second straight year, followed by co-workers Eric Vos and Charles Kerr. WyoTech student ...