Topics Service & Repair

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Pile up

One of the best ways to increase shop revenues is to create more service opportunities. But I'm not sure this is the best way to go about doing that. Listen for the guy around the one minute mark tell the guy to be careful and not scratch the side of the vehicle. You mean the ...

Daimler, Navistar honor top techs

Adarryl Matthews, express assessment coordinator at Peach State Freightliner in Forest Park, Ga., has won a Snap-on toolbox in a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) ...

CSA maintenance tips from Phillips

Phillips has released its December edition of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s issue looks at improving vehicle maintenance strategies for remaining in compliance with CSA. Phillips notes the point severity for several common CSA violations, and provides tips and advice on simple ways to avoid violations with good maintenance. A copy of this month’s issue is ...

Jason Swann wins Rush Tech Rodeo

Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician Jason Swann took home $15,500 in cash and prizes Tuesday night along with bragging rights for the next 12 months – not to mention a dollar an hour pay raise. Swann was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night, also ...

How fast can you change disc brakes?

As part of the 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo in San Antonio this week, Bendix sponsored a Professional Brake Replacer Competition. Dustin Stephens, a technician from Rush's recent acquisition in St. Louis, was one of several technicians on-hand who competed for a $350 prize and title of Top Professional ...

Blaine Brothers acquires Hydraulic Supply

Blaine Brothers has expanded its diverse capabilities into fluid power with the acquisition of Hydraulic Specialty, Inc. (HSI). Hydraulic Specialty opened in 1968 in Fridley, Minn. The company offers hydraulic service and repair, custom manufactured cylinders, power units, winches and manifolds. Blaine Brothers says Hydraulic Specialty is a complete ...

Rush Tech Rodeo transmission challenge held Monday

While many of his co-workers were still asleep, Rush Truck Center – Waco technician Kevin Chupik was hard at work assembling a transmission. Chupik, who is representing his dealership in the Rush Tech Rodeo in San Antonio this week, was given 45 minutes to assemble a transmission main shaft ...

Mitchell 1 completes updates for 2013 model year

Mitchell 1 says it has completed updates to the company's suite of Web-based software programs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, providing diagnostic, repair and labor time information for the model year 2013. The Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Truck.net, Repair-Connect.net and TruckLabor products provide technical information, including mechanical labor hours, required to diagnose ...

SAF Holland releases new tech tips

SAF-Holland has released the third document in its new technical tips educational series. This week’s feature provides details and tips for performing preventive maintenance on fifth wheels heading into the winter months. SAF-Holland says routine maintenance and lubrication are a necessary part of a fifth wheel’s service life, and ...

Penske awarded for PM certification program

Penske Truck Leasing has received the 2013 National Excellence in Training Award by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). One of seven companies to earn the honor, Penske was lauded for its heavy-duty and medium-duty truck preventive maintenance (PM) certification program for the 5,500 maintenance technicians and customer service ...