Topics Service & Repair

Reduced rate available for SOLD

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) is now offering a reduced rate for anyone interested in attending the latter half of this month’s program on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). For just $150, interested parties can attend all of Monday’s SOLD sessions. Organizers say the Monday morning ...

Maintaining an air dryer system

Compressed air has a variety of uses in today’s commercial vehicles. According to Bendix, it is imperative to proactively maintain air systems to ensure each component operates at peak performance. This includes the air dryer system and associated valves and reservoirs, the company says. Inspecting an air dryer system should begin with opening the drain valves ...

All-in-one lift certification course created

Since the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) launched its Lift Inspector Certification Program in late 2012, demand for ALI Certified Lift Inspectors has continued to grow. Although some inspectors complete the certification requirements quickly, others may take six months to a year to achieve certification. To help accelerate the process and ...

New diagnostic tool interface adapter

NEXIQ Technologies announces the release of the USB-Link 2, the next generation in its line of vehicle interface adapters. The industry’s preferred vehicle interface adapter, the USB-Link 2, has more memory and more speed than its predecessor. NEXIQ says the USB-Link 2 is dependable and rugged, is five times ...

DEF transfer product from IPA

Innovative Products of America (IPA) has expanded its line of fuel management equipment with the DEF Transfer System. Powered by a durable rotary diaphragm pump (9 GPM 120V/AC), IPA says the DEF Transfer System includes 6 ft. intake and 8 ft. output hoses, a highly accurate digital flow meter ...

Fontaine Modification reopening Texas facility

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services is reopening its modification center in Garland, Texas. The Garland facility has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved away from Garland. Since 2012, demand for modifications on Peterbilt trucks produced in Denton, Texas, has grown steadily. Currently those ...

More NGVi classes scheduled for 2015

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has opened registration for more 2015 training courses. Registration is open for another two weeks for the Jan. 13-15 courses in Phoenix, and until Jan. 14 for the Institute’s Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training in Long Beach from Jan. 27-29. NGVi says it ...

Air system maintenance tips from Bendix

At the heart of a commercial vehicle’s air brake system is its air compressor, which pressurizes air in the primary and secondary tanks to provide power for the air brakes and other pneumatic systems. With commercial vehicle technology advancing and expanding the use of compressed air for non-braking functions, ...

Dana publishes engine downspeeding white paper

Dana Holding Corporation has published a new white paper for the commercial trucking industry that addresses the need for fleets and OEMs to properly manage the higher driveline torques that are resulting from the increasing use of more fuel-efficient downsped engines. Titled “The Right Solution for Downsped Engines,” the ...

Noregon Systems releases JPRO informational video

Noregon Systems has released a three-minute video highlighting the features and benefits of the JPRO Next Step Service Information Module. Noregon says the video discusses the current methods technicians use to acquire service information and explains how Next Step accelerates the repair process by providing technicians with a “digital ...