Topics Service & Repair

Rack services multiple classes of trucks

Chief Automotive Technologies says its Chassis Liner Heavy Duty Trucker rack, sold through local Chief Automotive Technologies distributors, is capable of servicing everything ...

Rush sees aftermarket revenues rise

Aftermarket is certainly not an afterthought at Rush Enterprises. The company announced its aftermarket services continued its hot streak during its earnings call Wednesday. The division accounted for more than 65 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2013. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 17 percent ...

New Qwik Tech Tips released

The current issue of Qwik Tech Tips has been released by Phillips Industries. This month’s edition features a detailed description of a SAE J560 connector and its uses in the commercial vehicle market, as well as photos to help instruct technicians on how to identify a J560 in the workplace. For a copy of this month’s newsletter ...

Towing maintenance kits from IPA

IPA has released a variety of towing maintenance kits designed to quickly test and clean connectors and terminals. Built to work on light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, IPA says the kits contain a vehicle side circuit tester, patented male and female connector cleaners and a 2 ml tube of ...

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 to help educate the commercial vehicle industry about performance issues related to relining. The effort is part of a comprehensive awareness program by ...

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, family-owned dealership, which has locations in North and South Carolina, began selling Goodyear brand tires in 1943, when its founder, John A. Clark, opened for business. Today, Clark ...

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 ...