Topics Service & Repair

Ryder releases white paper

Ryder has produced a white paper detailing how quality preventive maintenance can improve vehicle and fleet performance. The white paper highlights how compliance, convenience and culture created through strong maintenance plans can impact truck performance and lower overall costs. The paper also offers tips for building and improving a fleet maintenance program. For a copy of ...

New Hunter tire change product

Hunter Engineering Company has released a new generation of Swing-Arm tire changers that it says offers more power and performance than models currently on the ...

New tire alignment product from Hunter

Hunter Heavy Duty introduces a new, rapid use alignment system. According to Hunter, its new Winalign HD Alignment Systems provides three-axle ...

Eaton launches new Roadranger used truck program

Eaton has introduced a new Roadranger used truck program for the North American Class 6, 7 and 8 truck markets that features extended warranty options available for up to eight years and 1 million miles on transmissions, and up to five years and 500,000 miles on clutch components. According ...

Building a custom battery cable

Phillips Industries has released these tips for creating a custom battery cable when a pre-assembled cable just won’t do. Battery cables can be built three ways, by crimping, crimping and using heat shrink tubing and soldering terminals and slugs and then using heat shrink tubing. Phillips says crimping is ...

STEMCO releases Aeris automatic tire inflation installation toolkit

STEMCO Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) announced Tuesday the release of the Aeris Installation Toolkit, which the company says dramatically reduces the time required to install the Aeris high-performance tire inflation system. The Installation Toolkit contains all of the tools needed for axle preparation, which STEMCO says can be the most ...

Hunter showcases fully automatic tire changer

Hunter Engineering Company has released its new Revolution fully automatic tire changer. The Revolution uses the same fully automatic process for all tire and wheel combinations, saving time on today’s diverse assemblies, the company says. The fully automatic process also eliminates the need for a skilled operator and reduces ...

Utility company keeps up with PM for large mixed fleet

Tom Browne, Fleet Services Region Manager for Alabama Power Company, currently oversees more than 2,700 trucks and heavy equipment. He and his team are responsible for maintenance on each piece of equipment, which is in-service and scattered cross 52,423 square miles and all of Alabama’s 67 counties. “When we put a new truck ...

Mitchell 1 offers tips on DEF analysis

In a recent Shop Connection Blog post from Mitchell 1, the Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) offers tips on how to determine if Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) has been contaminated with common vehicle fluids. It’s a quick tip, but valuable information because contaminated DEF can damage system components and ...

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 ...