Topics Service & Repair

CVSA’s brake inspection blitz set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s Brake Safety Week inspection spree will be held Sept. 6-12, 2015. During the annual event, tens of thousands of vehicles are inspected by state and federal inspectors, with an emphasis placed on brake components. According to CVSA, inspectors will look for “brake-system components ...

Jacobs Vehicle Systems to holding roadshow

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has introduced a Technical Roadshow to help educate its customers on its products, market differentiation, regulatory requirements and other industry challenges. According to Jacobs, the roadshow will give customers the opportunity to talk with JVS engineers about what issues, discuss current technologies, share thoughts for future development directions and hear about ...

NGVi debuts online training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute says it is offering a 25 percent discount to its online NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety E-Learning course to any business that signs up for the class before Aug. 31, 2015. NGVi says its online course is ASE CASE-accredited and is available 24/7. Like it's classroom equivalent, NGV Technician and Fleet ...

Haldex offers brake tips in Tech Tips series

Haldex has released a comprehensive list of heavy-duty brake maintenance tips as part of its new Tech Tip series. According to the company, the following is recommended by Haldex when maintaining brakes on a vehicle, though the company recommends all vehicle owners and service providers also follow the specific ...

Disassembling a brake system

Below are tips from Haldex's new Tech Tip series on brake system disassembly. Check the pushrod stroke per CVSA checking procedures at 90 to 100 psi reservoir pressure. Excessively long or short stroke can alert to problems that need to be addressed during rebuild. Reference Haldex ABA Stroke Adjustment ...

Reassembling a brake system

Below are tips from Haldex's new Tech Tip series on brake system reassembly. For tips on disassembly, please CLICK HERE. It is important to note: a. Select the proper friction material based on your type of loads, application, duty cycle and operating terrain. Consult your supplier if you have any ...

New tire service centers open nationwide

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is expanding its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network with the opening of three Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers. The new centers – located in Dearborn, Mich., Montgomery, Ala., and Garland, Texas – underscore Goodyear’s commitment to supplying fleets with premium Goodyear ...

Online natural gas tech training course debuts

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has released its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning option. The course, designed for NGV technicians and other fleet or dealership operations personnel, is accessible through an interactive Learning Management System, providing students with a convenient way of learning independently and ...

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 Chicago and Dallas. The Chicago courses will be held Oct. 6-8, 2015, and the Dallas classes will follow from Oct. 20-22, 2015. NGVi says its training courses are intensive three-day ...