Topics Service & Repair

Fleet Engineers VMRS codes now available via website

Fleet Engineers says it has made Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) codes available for its products on the Fleetengineers.com website. The list is in PDF format. VMRS was developed to establish a standard coding system for universally tracking equipment, maintenance costs and functions, and provides a vital communication link between ...

NGVi training course piles on the natural gas knowledge

There is a conventional wisdom that natural gas is an extremely volatile and flammable fuel, one that needs to be ...

Freightliner group buys Texas service center

The Around The Clock Freightliner Group, LLC, has acquired the Howe, Texas based Diamond Service Center. "We continue to expand the ATC Group’s support services in the region," John Miciotto, the President & CEO of the Around The Clock Freightliner Group, says. “With the addition of this location in the Howe/Sherman ...

Tire lifter from Kiene Diesel

Kiene Diesel Accessories has developed a Tire Lifter. Kiene says the lifting tool allows one person to lift mounted 22.5, 24.5 and 300 lb. super single tires, safely and easily. When not in use, Kiene says the portable tool folds into a compact 49 in. package that can be ...

PacLease creates maintenance telematics device

PacLease has launched the next generation of its PacTrac Fleet Management telematics system. According to PacLease, the new version now offers fleets improved communication with drivers and more real-time diagnostic data from vehicles, among other features. To keep fleets connected with their drivers and vehicles, the telematics system features universal ...

Stertil-Koni research IDs 7 steps to safe lifting heavy trucks

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, Monday announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that should be observed prior to lifting heavy duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities. In making the announcement, lift industry veteran and Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, said, ...

Meritor WABCO rolls out TOOLBOX 11.0

Meritor WABCO announced Thursday the release of TOOLBOX 11.0, a PC-based diagnostics and troubleshooting software. “This latest diagnostics package, TOOLBOX 11.0, builds on the current features within TOOLBOX that successfully enable technicians and customers to view system faults, follow repair instructions, track wiring schematics, verify system integrity and adjust component ...

T & W Tire joins Michelin truck tire network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires says T & W Tire will become a strategic dealer of Michelin and BFGoodrich products and services as both a Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN) and a Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) franchisee. T & W’s product offering will also include BFGoodrich commercial truck and passenger/light truck ...

Safety first: Tips for conducting a brake inspection

You’re driving on the interstate in a major city. There’s some open road in front of you, and a Class 8 unit creeping up in your rearview mirror. Both of you are moving at safe speeds, slightly below the posted speed limit, but traffic is heavy and other ...

DAVCO Technology debuts new fuel tank products

DAVCO Technology, LLC announces the release of its Shop Pro FXP and Shop Pro ST. The Shop Pro FXP and Shop Pro ST are designed to prime heavy-duty engines, transfer fuel from fuel tanks and clean contaminated fuel in a vehicle’s fuel tank, DAVCO says. Priming heavy-duty diesel engines ...