Topics Service & Repair

Axalta debuts new Commercial Business Council

Axalta Coating Systems held its first quarterly Commercial Business Council meeting for new members last week in Fort Wayne, Ind. The ...

Heavy-duty recycling program introduced

There's now another way to go green in the aftermarket today. TerraCycle has introduced its Zero Waste Boxes recycling program to ...

Inland Truck Parts expands in Texas

Inland Truck Parts announces it opened a new 31,000 sq. ft. facility on Jan. 26, 2015, to better serve its customers in the greater Lubbock, Texas area. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says Inland General Manager Doug McClure. "This move allows us to employ all of our new diagnostics, tooling ...

NEXIQ releases new PLC adapter

NEXIQ Technologies has released its new and improved Universal J560 PLC Adapter. Designed to work with virtually any OEM heavy-duty vehicle communication interface or scan tool, NEXIQ says the Universal J560 PLC Adapter extracts data from the power line and converts it to the J1708 protocol. This ability to convert data to J1708 extends the ...

Work truck jack stand from Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift introduces a lightweight, easy-to-use jack stand designed to stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new RS4 supplementary tripod jack stand features 4,000 lbs. of capacity, the company says, and can be raised to a maximum height of 7 ft. to reach nearly any ...

Winter safety tips for using space heaters in service operations

KPA Online has published an article offering dealers and service providers tips for safely using space heaters to keep repair facilities warm during these bone-chilling winter months. Written by KPA's Lori Matthews, the post notes that in 2011, "space heaters were involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home ...

Meritor WABCO introduces aftermarket programming tool

Meritor WABCO has created what it calls "a breakthrough programming tool" that helps significantly shorten delivery times of replacement electronic control units (ECU) for anti-lock braking systems (ABS). The Aftermarket Programming Tool is being introduced this week at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville. Beginning this ...

PSI collaborating with SkyBitz to provide tire pressure data information

SkyBitz and Pressure Systems International (PSI) announced an agreement to provide integrated tire inflation data alongside asset information for managing fleets Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville. The companies say their agreement will offer vehicle owners a comprehensive breadth of data related to ...

Michelin launches enhanced smartphone app

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has launched a new smart phone app for its Michelin Advantage Program members, which consist of fleets and owner-operators with less than 100 vehicles. Michelin says the app is designed to meet the specific needs of these businesses who may not have all the available resources ...

GALLERY – Wednesday at TMC

The 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting began winding its way to its conclusion on Wednesday in Nashville. Wednesday was the final day for the exhibit hall, and included several study group sessions and the TMC Industry Awards Luncheon. TMC formally concludes Thursday after two more study ...

An unlikely ally

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