Topics Service & Repair

Training video from Kinedyne

Kinedyne has produced a training video outlining the best-use tips and common misuses for its Kaptive Beam System. “As the trucking industry evolves with new challenges such as the recent HOS regulations, supportive tools to maximize cargo space, like Kaptive Beam, are increasingly important,” says Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing at Kinedyne. ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Flamed out

We may never know exactly what happened under this van, but evidence that something happened is obvious. The mechanic is lucky to survive. The van...well, it ...

Eaton improves its Flex Reman lineup

Eaton says it has made multiple improvements to its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions to better equip dealers and truck ...

TMC early-bird rates end Feb. 10

If you’re planning to attend the 2013 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting TMC next month in downtown Nashville, I’d recommend signing up as quickly as you can. TMC early-bird registration rates end on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Registering for this year’s convention before that date will save ...

NGVi coming to Arlington, Texas

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has opened registration for more NGV Technician and Fleet  Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training, both set for March 4-6, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. NGVi says early-bird registration will be available for the courses through this Thursday, Feb. 6. Interested parties who ...

Timken launches online technical training

The Timken Company announces the launch of Timken Tech Series for Commercial Vehicles, an online training program for professional technicians and distributors. Available at www.timken.com/techseries, the training starts with tapered roller bearings. Courses covering lubricants, driveline center support bearings, seals and other topics will be added periodically, the company ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dyno-mite

A dyno is a sophisticated piece of equipment. So, when "Jim-Bob" sets one up at the county fair, don't put your Shelby GT 500 on it.

Retread Tire Assocation adds new members

CDC Ventures, LLC of Florida, Three Bridges Corporation of Japan and VIP Trade IL of Israel are new members to the Retread Tire Association (RTA). “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues to receive from retreaders and others ...

New issue of Qwik Tech Tips

The current issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips is now available. The topic is the importance of keeping liftgate batteries charged, and features information on how liftgates can remain charged and the reasons they need to remain charged. The issue can be found HERE, and all previous issues of Qwik Tech ...

Wade urges distributors expand service offerings

Distribution is changing. Rapidly. Truck parts are now available at Wal-Mart, and Costco. You can buy them on Amazon and eBay. For brick-and-mortar distributors to remain prosperous and competitive against this burgeoning marketplace, Bill Wade says distributors must turn their attention to service. Kicking off the second-annual Service Learning and ...