Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

TruckPro rolling out Mitchell 1 platforms across network

TruckPro, the largest independent truck and trailer service center network across Canada, has chosen Mitchell 1’s suite of online truck repair solutions to enhance the ability of their service centers to accurately diagnose and repair Class 4-8 trucks. Mitchell 1’s suite of Web-based products now being utilized by the ...

TMD announces dates for upcoming training classes

After great success this year, TMD Friction has announced its brake training class dates for 2015, and says spots are still available for its final 2014 class.  TMD says the one-day courses, held at the company's Michigan headquarters, are designed to provide customers extensive knowledge on friction material, linings ...

Tire pressure monitoring tips from Bendix

Tire pressure and proper upkeep have a direct impact on the performance and longevity of tires themselves, and further-reaching effects in terms of fuel savings and fleet operating costs. With so much riding on effective pressure measurement, fleets and drivers are looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems ...

New Commercial Fleet Tire Digest from PSI

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focusing on five priorities: electronic logging devices; CSA; safety fitness data; unified registration systems; and roadside inspection software improvement program, PSI’s Al Cohn writes in this month’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. Cohn says FMCSA identified these priorities during a presentation at ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning? If you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to consider adding it. Most DPFs in use in North American trucks today can be cleaned in an hour ...