Topics Service & Repair

MAHLE kicks off technician contest

MAHLE Aftermarket kicked off its fifth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest on Aug. 3, 2015. MAHLE says the contest is designed to spotlight talented and ...

Universal Technical Institute opens new Long Beach facility

Universal Technical Institute has opened a new 142,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-industry campus in Long Beach, Calif., to meet the area's strong demand for skilled transportation service technicians. The new campus has the capacity to train up to 800 students who can complete their education in Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and Collision ...

TMC extends registration for TMC FutureTech

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council has extended the deadline for the National Student Technician Competition, TMC FutureTech 2015, to Aug. 28, 2015. Applications can be found on event sponsor Velociti Inc.’s website here. The event, designed to promote career opportunities as heavy-truck technicians, will be held in ...

Alcoa debuts 2015 Wheel Service Manual

Alcoa has launched the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual. The company says the document is the manual-of-choice for the commercial wheels transportation sector, providing the latest up-to-date trends and developments for customers. The new version is a significant upgrade to the 2012 version, and Alcoa says will ...

Phillips releases newest Qwik Tech Tips

Phillips Industries has published its July issue of Qwik Tech Tips. The monthly newsletter focuses on sealed AMP-style lighting connections, and the importance of keeping them clean to maintain performance. "There are many types of different connections for lighting but sealed AMP style connections provide the highest level of reliability compared to ...

CVSA’s brake inspection blitz set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced this year’s Brake Safety Week inspection spree will be held Sept. 6-12, 2015. During the annual event, tens of thousands of vehicles are inspected by state and federal inspectors, with an emphasis placed on brake components. According to CVSA, inspectors will look for “brake-system components ...

Jacobs Vehicle Systems to holding roadshow

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has introduced a Technical Roadshow to help educate its customers on its products, market differentiation, regulatory requirements and other industry challenges. According to Jacobs, the roadshow will give customers the opportunity to talk with JVS engineers about what issues, discuss current technologies, share thoughts for future development directions and hear about ...

NGVi debuts online training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute says it is offering a 25 percent discount to its online NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety E-Learning course to any business that signs up for the class before Aug. 31, 2015. NGVi says its online course is ASE CASE-accredited and is available 24/7. Like ...

Haldex offers brake tips in Tech Tips series

Haldex has released a comprehensive list of heavy-duty brake maintenance tips as part of its new Tech Tip series. According to the company, the following is recommended by Haldex when maintaining brakes on a vehicle, though the company recommends all vehicle owners and service providers also follow the specific ...

Disassembling a brake system

Below are tips from Haldex's new Tech Tip series on brake system disassembly. Check the pushrod stroke per CVSA checking procedures at 90 to 100 psi reservoir pressure. Excessively long or short stroke can alert to problems that need to be addressed during rebuild. Reference Haldex ABA Stroke Adjustment ...