Topics Service & Repair

Newest PSI Tire Digest now available

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has released its most recent issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue focuses on reducing overall tire issues. One way to reduce tire issues, PSI writes, is to educate drivers on how their performance impacts their equipment. "Drivers have a major impact on tire performance. ...

One week remaining to register for NGVi event

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says registration for its upcoming technician safety training courses in Atlanta concludes next week on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. NGVi says the Atlanta event will include a one-day NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training, and a two-day CNG Fuel System Inspector Training. ...

Service Bay/How To: Maintain batteries

Thanks to improvements in manufacturing and materials, the number of threats to battery longevity has been reduced from three to one. Unfortunately, the remaining problem isn't going away anytime soon. Not long ago, the life of many truck batteries was cut short by vibration, overheating or deep discharging, a.k.a. ...

Davenport and Willingham named Truck Service Expert of the Year

Davenport and Willingham has been named the HDA Truck Pride 2014 Truck Service Expert of the Year. Alan Davenport and Bobby Willingham were presented the award at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio last month. Alan Davenport and Bobby Willingham met while working as technicians at a ...

Milwaukee debuts jobsite organizer

Milwaukee Tool continues to grow its line of storage solutions with the introduction of the new Jobsite Organizer. According to Milwaukee, the new unit was meticulously designed for increased productivity and has up to 20 percent more capacity than the competition. Designed with the needs of the professional tradesman in ...

Penray introduces ‘Fuel Doctor’ customer support program

The Penray Companies has announced its “Fuel Doctor” program designed to support and assist fleets, distributors, and other facilities that store large quantities of diesel fuel. Concurrently, the company has also introduced a new highly effective diesel fuel system biocide that eliminates microbial activity in diesel fuel systems. Penray’s “Fuel ...

Consistency breeds success

Your customers loathe downtime. Every minute their trucks sit cost them in lost revenue and maintenance expenses. Which is why when you quote them three hours on a repair, they aren’t thrilled to find out it’s going to take six. While no repairs are exactly the same every time, your ...

NGVi adds more classes to 2015 schedule

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) continues to add training events for this summer. NGVi now has courses featuring its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, scheduled later this month in Fort Worth, Texas, and Sacramento, Calif. The same courses will then be ...

Snap-on debuts newest, most expansive catalog

Snap-on Tools presents its new product catalog (CAT1300). The new catalog design showcases more than 17,500 products, including the latest in hand tools, tool storage, power tools, diagnostics and shop and technician solutions. CAT1300 also pays tribute to the company’s 95th anniversary being celebrated in 2015. “We’re excited to launch our ...

New portable welder from Dewalt

Dewalt introduces its first Portable Stick & TIG Welder (DCW100K), which can be operated in cordless mode for maximum convenience or easily plugged into a 20 Amp circuit or generator. With an internal lithium ion battery, Dewalt says the DCW100K recharges while it’s plugged in. The external 4.4lb 50 ...