Topics Service & Repair

ACOFAS schedules electronic diagnostics clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) has announced the topic for its next educational seminar: electrical diagnostics. Set ...

Chevron details strategies for avoiding turbocharger failure

Many fleet managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the turbochargers so essential to modern diesel engine. The advantages of turbochargers in terms of increased power, torque and engine efficiency are obvious. The frustration of vehicle downtime and expensive repair bills due to blown turbochargers is the ...

NGVi enhances online curriculum

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added two new e-learning options to its comprehensive CNG Fueling Training program. These e-learning courses have been developed by NGVi ...

Hendrickson to hold training program in Canada

Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next hands-on technical suspension training sessions for Sept. 9-10, 2014 in Edmonton, Canada at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Hendrickson says each full-day session includes classroom and hands-on training. The training is conducted by Hendrickson’s regional field service managers ...

Early bird rates still available for NG training courses

The early bird gets the discount at the upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) training courses. NGVi says early bird registration is now open for its CNG fueling courses Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. By signing up by Aug. 26, 2014, NGVi says attendees will receive a $100 registration discount. According ...

Trailer diagnostic tools from Noregon

Noregon Systems introduces the Noregon Trailer Diagnostic Adapter. The new adapter provides technicians with a single source solution for the diagnosis of trailer ABS issues, the company says. “Our new Trailer Diagnostic Adapter is in response to industry needs for a single adapter that can connect OEM, ABS or JPRO ...

Service profitability white paper available from Karmak

Karmak has released the newest post in its new Thought Leadership series, “Using Data to Increase Service Profit.” Available HERE, the paper was written by Karmak’s team of Adam Madsen, manager of product management, and Jason Goby, product owner. In it, the duo breaks down five specific types of data ...

MERA debuts Remanufacturing Technology Forum

Detroit was the location for an industry first this week, as the Motor City hosted the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association’s (MERA) inaugural Remanufacturing Technology Forum. Formed in 2011, MERA has been growing steadily in membership and influence over the past three years. Thursday’s event was created to offer ...

Marx Group forms Collision Division

Tom Marx, CEO of Marx Group Advisors, announces the formation of a new business segment in the collision repair/paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment of the aftermarket for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Marx Group Advisors Collision Division will be led by Ray Datt, vice president, and Mike Bryan, who ...

Steps to repairing a rubber air line

“In an emergency situation, when a rubber air line between the tractor/trailer is severed, if the damage is close enough to the fittings on either end, and there is still enough working length in the line available, it is possible to repair the air line with a few ...