Topics Service & Repair

Qwik Tech Tips tackles air brake systems

Phillips has released its newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s volume is titled “Proper Air Brake System Maintenance.” According to Phillips, “proper air brake system maintenance is very important and only takes a few minutes. If the air system of the brakes is not properly maintained, sludge ...

MERA adds new members

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) welcomes Diesel Forward, FTI Consulting and Marmon-Herrington Aftermarket as its newest member companies. “Diesel Forward, FTI and Marmon-Herrington will strengthen ...

Redwine Garage named Truck Service Expert of the Year

Jim Redwine entered the heavy-duty aftermarket in 1973 with one service bay and the best of intentions. On Thursday he was ...

Air-Weigh introduces scale with GPS, Bluetooth capability

Air-Weigh has released its new BinMaxx XL front-end loader scale with GPS and Bluetooth technology captures every lift and downloads them automatically to your office PC. According to the company, the BinMaxx XL extends the proven BinMaxx front-end loader scale line by adding built-in GPS, Bluetooth office PC software.  Now, customers ...

SAF-Holland releases suspension ride height tips

SAF-Holland has released its fifth document in its new Tech Tip Series, “Truck/Tractor Air Suspension Ride Height Measurement Procedures.” In the feature SAF-Holland showcases the steps recommended for properly measuring the ride height on truck/tractors equipped with drive axle air suspensions. A copy of the entire document can be found ...

New pressure washer

Water Cannon introduces its Hot Water Diesel Pressure Washer powered by a Kohler KD 420ES Electric Start 10HP power plant with a 12-volt self-contained electrical system. The portable Four Wheel Push Bar Frame features 13 in. no-flat foam filled tires and its efficient Beckett 12-volt D.C. Oil Fired Burner ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association has added four new members: Genius Tires Corporation, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Looney’s Tire Service, Little Rock, Ark.; TMC Japan Auto, Inc., Osaka, Japan and Vergom Di Favero Lorella, Trino, Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting ...

Hendrickson to hold suspension training program

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry. Three separate sessions will be held from May 20-22, 2014 at the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) located in Lisle, Ill. Hendrickson says each full-day session includes classroom and ...

NGVi announces more training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has announced the locations of NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses for the coming months. NGVi says it will hold trainings April 29-May 1 in Long Beach, Calif.; May 20-22 in Kenosha, Wis.; June 3-5 in San Leandro, ...

PSI releases Newest Commercial Fleet Tire Digest

PSI has released its newest issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue highlights the financial benefits of using fuel-efficient tires within a fleet. "Fuel efficient tires may cost a little more but the savings on the back end makes up for that really fast," PSI says. "Maximizing ...