Topics Service & Repair

Rotary Lift debuts heavy-duty lifts

Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty Mach line of mobile column lifts is now available in a smaller package, suited for fleets, independent repair facilities and truck dealerships. Like the rest of the Mach family, the new MCH413 mobile column lift is designed to reduce lift setup time by more than 30 percent, the company says. But unlike ...

Associated offers battery system analyzers

Associated Equipment’s two handheld Battery Charging Starting System Analyzers with Ground Test accommodate both conventional flooded acid and AGM batteries. ...

Fleets: Techs aging faster than drivers

Two fleet heavyweights told supplier attendees during a panel discussion at last week’s Heavy Duty Dialogue in Nashville, that their technicians ...

Truck dealers offering breaks on repair services

Idle hands are the devil’s playground. Idle trucks are hardly much better. In an effort to keep trucks rolling service shops nationwide are getting creative with their customer bases and, in some cases, putting their money where their mouth is. This week Volvo Trucks North America launched its Uptime Protection Plan, ...

NGVi hosting CNG training in May

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) will hold two training sessions to educate the heavy-duty market about CNG in May in Egg Harbor, N.J. The first session will be held May 14 and will provide technician and fleet operations safety training, NGVi says. It also will teach elements involved ...

TRP releases new parts catalog

TRP has just released its new, 2,000 page parts catalog, featuring the full line of TRP all-makes aftermarket parts for trucks, trailers and buses. The catalog can be obtained from a Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer or downloaded from www.TRPParts.com in a fully illustrated electronic format. It’s organized into 15 ...

Safety Recalls

The following are safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Hayes Lemmerz International Commercial Highway, Inc. is recalling certain commercial steel wheels, model 10073 with date codes ending in A030912 and B030912. These wheels were sold as aftermarket/replacement equipment or installed as original equipment on various ...

Bendix Tech Talk Series continues at MATS

This year’s Bendix Tech Talk Series at the Mid-America Trucking Show will include insights on air disc and drum foundation brakes, air treatment and charging systems, and advanced safety technologies. Continuing the tradition established with the series’ launch in 2011, Bendix product and service experts will offer “how-to” demonstrations, ...

Lite-Check promotes diagnostic trailer tester

Lite-Check is working to promote its advanced ABS diagnostics trailer tester for brake and light testing to the maintenance market this week at TMC in Nashville. Lite-Check says its Inspector 920 testing system is designed to test and evaluate the brake and lighting systems on all heavy-duty trailer models. ...

Decisiv touts innovative QR service technology with Saia Partnership

Decisiv, Inc. announced Monday at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville that Saia, Inc. is now deploying QR Codes on 17,000 assets to automate and improve the efficiency of its inspection and maintenance processes. The initiative at Saia represents the largest deployment of QR codes at a commercial fleet using ...