Topics Service & Repair

BestDrive opens new tire retreading, distribution center

BestDrive, LLC, has opened  its newest location in Taylor, Mich., just outside of Detroit. BestDrive says its outlets specialize in servicing fleet customers with new tires, retreads, casing management and other commercial tire-related services. The parent company of BestDrive, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, invested more than $1.5 million ...

Registration now open for TMC Fall Meeting

Registration is now open for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition. This year’s event will ...

Phillips May Qwik Tech Tips now available

The current issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips is available and can be viewed here. This month's tip covers plug and socket preventive maintenance. Phillips suggests cleaning the 7-way connections every 3-6 months or more often if the vehicle is excessively exposed to magnesium or calcium chlorides.

Lighten up: Avoiding lighting related CSA violations

The two most common violations in the FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) vehicle maintenance BASIC are lighting related. That means aftermarket businesses that emphasize lighting can not only grow their sales, they also can help improve roadway safety. “Fleets are becoming very cognizant of lighting and the impact it has ...

Newest PSI Tire Digest now available

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has released its most recent issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue focuses on reducing overall tire issues. One way to reduce tire issues, PSI writes, is to educate drivers on how their performance impacts their equipment. "Drivers have a major impact on tire performance. ...

One week remaining to register for NGVi event

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says registration for its upcoming technician safety training courses in Atlanta concludes next week on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. NGVi says the Atlanta event will include a one-day NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training, and a two-day CNG Fuel System Inspector Training. ...

Service Bay/How To: Maintain batteries

Thanks to improvements in manufacturing and materials, the number of threats to battery longevity has been reduced from three to one. Unfortunately, the remaining problem isn't going away anytime soon. Not long ago, the life of many truck batteries was cut short by vibration, overheating or deep discharging, a.k.a. ...

Davenport and Willingham named Truck Service Expert of the Year

Davenport and Willingham has been named the HDA Truck Pride 2014 Truck Service Expert of the Year. Alan Davenport and Bobby Willingham were presented the award at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio last month. Alan Davenport and Bobby Willingham met while working as technicians at a ...

Milwaukee debuts jobsite organizer

Milwaukee Tool continues to grow its line of storage solutions with the introduction of the new Jobsite Organizer. According to Milwaukee, the new unit was meticulously designed for increased productivity and has up to 20 percent more capacity than the competition. Designed with the needs of the professional tradesman in ...

Penray introduces ‘Fuel Doctor’ customer support program

The Penray Companies has announced its “Fuel Doctor” program designed to support and assist fleets, distributors, and other facilities that store large quantities of diesel fuel. Concurrently, the company has also introduced a new highly effective diesel fuel system biocide that eliminates microbial activity in diesel fuel systems. Penray’s “Fuel ...