Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

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 sign up before that date for ...

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 ...

More service; more sales

In the fast-paced world of commercial trucking downtime is death. Fleets don't tolerate it and owner-operators can't afford it. The independent aftermarket was created to address this issue. Independent distributors and service providers are located throughout North America to service any customer at any time. Speaking during the second-annual Service ...

You don’t sell a brand; you are a brand

The aftermarket is filled with brands. Truck models are brands. So are engines, transmissions, brake components and lights. Everything. Even your facility. In the final panel discussion of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue on Monday in Las Vegas, Mark McKay of Kenworth Sales Company, Edward Neeley of Truck Supply Co. of South ...

Bendix announces 2014 brake training dates

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake announce the 2014 schedule for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School. Bendix says this year's school will be begins March 25, 2014 in Owosso, Mich. The schedule offers classes into November, with a total of 23 sessions in 13 U.S. ...