Topics Service & Repair

DG Technologies showcases Allison diagnostic kit

DG Technologies is featuring its DPA 4 Plus Allison Transmission diagnostic kit in its summer sale. Certified with Allison DOC and capable for use with dozens of OEM software, DG says the DPA 4 Plus offers durability, functionality and a competitive price. For more information on the software, check out ...

Bendix debuts new safety labels

Technicians relining Bendix brakes will soon see something new within the wheel-end. Bendix has announced its high-performance brake shoes will now carry a warning label ...

Clark Tire celebrates 70 Years as Goodyear dealer

Clark Tire, a 24-location tire dealership based in Hickory, N.C., is celebrating its 70th year as a Goodyear customer. The independent, ...

Eaton produces clutch white paper

Eaton has released a white paper on the importance of properly replacing a self-adjusting clutch, and not using a manual-adjusted product. Written by Christopher Ocedek, engineering manager at Eaton, the white paper points out the safety and performance risks associated with installing improper clutch parts. A copy of the white ...

Finding new technicians

Over the last several years, the North American commercial truck aftermarket has seen a slow pilgrimage of its technicians into retirement. Veteran techs are retiring at such a rate that their old positions can’t be filled fast enough, leaving behind a technician shortage more serious than the aftermarket has ...

Cummins releases new connecting rod for ISX

Cummins has released a new connecting rod for its ISX engines. Connecting rod 4059429 replaces connecting rod 4923749. The new drilled connecting rod represents a change in design and a departure from the "non-drilled" connecting rods commonly found in the ISX units. For further clarification on connecting rod changes on ISX ...

FedEx Freight names Top 8 technicians

FedEx Freight has selected eight fleet maintenance technicians to represent the company at the industry-wide SuperTech competition. The technicians earned their spots through a company-wide skills contest known as Top Wrench. The finalists had the best results from among more than 700 FedEx Freight fleet maintenance technicians who participated in ...

Decisiv, Procede partner to improve data integrity for HD truck service and repair

Decisiv, Inc. announced Monday a partnership with Procede Software, a software developer of Dealer Management System (DMS) solutions for the heavy duty commercial truck marketplace. From this new partnership, the company says service providers can improve revenue and margins, reduce days out of service (DOS), drive customer retention, ...

New medium-duty spring application

SuperSprings International has developed an application for medium-duty Isuzu N-Series’ front suspensions that is said to dramatically improve driver comfort. According to SuperSprings, the N-Series features a low cab forward design that maximizes cargo space and visibility. The driver sits directly above the front axle where there is little ...

Snap-on promotes socket set

When backing off a fastener, do you ever wish you had a little more room? Snap-on says now you can have it with its new six-piece ¼ in. drive inverted Torx low profile socket set (106RTLE). “Snap-on prides itself on providing tools that allow the greatest access to fasteners in ...