Topics Service & Repair

Training provides valuable education opportunity

Technology in the aftermarket can move at a blinding pace. Sometimes, faster than the average technician can keep up. It’s with that in mind that Hendrickson hosted the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) for a suspension and axle training course earlier this week at its location ...

IPA publishes white paper on tire maintenance

IPA has released a white paper titled “The Butterfly Effect on Tire Maintenance.” The paper is a comprehensive analysis of poor tire maintenance and its effects on tread life and fuel economy in the commercial trucking industry, IPA says. “The white paper aims to shed light on the compounded ...

Decisiv rolls out Days Out of Service Impact Calculator

Decisiv, Inc. announced Monday the availability of a Days Out of Service Impact Calculator designed to enable fleets to calculate the impact of DOS on bottom line profitability. The Decisiv Days Out of Service Impact Calculator requires that fleets input a small amount of general information about their company and ...

Understanding failure clues is a requirement for maintaining turbo performance

A turbocharger is a vital component to maximizing the performance of a commercial truck engine. Turbochargers increase engine power, boost fuel economy, and are important components in emission systems. When operating at peak levels, a turbocharger simply makes a truck run better. Today’s factory-installed turbochargers are built to run effectively ...

NGVi announces another NGV training session

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) announces it will hold its next series of NGV safety training courses from Dec. 3-5 in Kenosha, Wis. NGVi has already announced it will hold training its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training from Nov. 11-13, 2013 in ...

Automatic slack adjusters: maintenance & inspection

As part of its newly released Bendix Tech Tips series, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is providing vehicle owners of its clear, step-by-step guidelines for addressing out-of-adjustment wheel-ends equipped with automatic slack adjusters. “During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)-sponsored Roadcheck inspections in June, approximately 3,700 vehicles in the United ...

Meritor releases braking white paper

When it comes to meeting new federal stopping distance requirements, fleets have some legitimate concerns: Do we have the right brakes matched with the right friction? Does our inventory of brake parts and replacement friction, brake shoes and disc pads fit a vehicle’s exact operating vocation? Do we ...

Mack launching maintenance telematics platform

ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Mack Trucks Thursday launched Mack GuardDog Connect, a telematics service solution built in its GuardDog maintenance monitoring system. John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing, says GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ...

Cojali Group, WheelTime announce Jaltest Diagnostic Tool partnership

At a press conference near Campo de Criptana, Spain, European aftermarket parts and diagnostic systems manufacturer Cojali announced an initiative to bring its Jaltest multi-brand diagnostic repair tool into the WheelTime Group's network of nation-wide truck repair shops. The Jaltest Tool has been available in the U.S. since 2012, ...

PressurePro announces national installation partner

Advantage PressurePro has formed a partnership that brings Velociti’s installation, project management and training services to PressurePro customers and allows more rapid deployment of PressurePro’s money making technology to fleet customers. "Tire Pressure Monitoring technology provides significant, measureable savings for commercial fleets and Velociti has proven its ability to help ...