Topics Service & Repair

ALI lowers price of lift training course

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has lowered the price of its Lifting It Right online lift safety training course from ...

New welding tools from Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric introduces new CrossLinc Technology-enabled welding equipment. Lincoln Electric says the new Flextec 350X welder and LN-25X wire feeder use ...

Small angle grinders from Dewalt

Dewalt has introduced three new 4.5 in. small angle grinders (DWE4222N, DWE4222, DWE4224) that the company says are ideal for operating in tight spaces. Dewalt says ...

TMC celebrating 60th anniversary at upcoming meeting

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville will celebrate the council's 60th anniversary, along with highlighting important trends in trucking industry maintenance and productivity. "It's important for us to mark this milestone in the Council's history," says Carl Kirk, ATA ...

Maximizing tire cost: value ratios

The January 2016 issue of Pressure Systems International’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is now available. This month’s edition, the 100th in Commercial Fleet Tire Digest history, addresses steps for maximizing tire cost: value ratios. "Tires can be purchased at many price points. The real tire cost is the total ...

NGVi extends public training into Canada

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is bringing its renowned NGV technician training courses to Canada. NGVi will offer NGV Essentials and Safety Practices on March 15 and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training on March 16-17, 2016, in Toronto. Both classes will be held at Toronto's Centennial College. NGVi says there has ...

PC-11 inches closer to licensing

Chevron’s Shawn Whitacre says the hard part is over. As Chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel, Whitacre has spent the last five years leading the development and implementation of Proposed Category-11 (known as PC-11 for short), the next generation of heavy-duty engine oil. And in early December, ...

Webb Wheel highlights PM tips for disc wheel hub bearings

Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit has published its most recent quarterly newsletter offering technical advice to those specifying, operating or servicing wheel end equipment on medium- and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. A follow up to Webb Wheel's Q3 newsletter on disc wheel hub maintenance, this quarter's issues focuses on the best procedures ...

TMC to address Right to Repair MOU

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is doing its part to prepare the heavy-duty trucking industry for the implementation of the Right to Repair MOU. At its upcoming Annual Meeting, set for Feb. 29 to March 3, 2016, in Nashville, TMC’s S.12 Onboard Vehicle Electronic Study Group will hold ...

Blast From the Past: Implementing a mentoring program in your shop

  With New Year's Resolutions about to again become en vogue, now is a good time to consider business ideas you could implement next week to benefit your operation. Technician mentoring, for example. The following report on Technician Mentoring was originally published on Sept. 22, 2015. The S.16 Service Provider ...