Topics Service & Repair

PSI’s Cohn to answer questions online

For more than six years, the PSI Commercial Fleet Tire Digest has been offering subscribers the expert advice of Al Cohn, PSI’s director new market development and engineering support. Starting this year, PSI also will now offer readers to submit individual inquiries to Cohn. The questions will be answered ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Can-do attitude

The sparks from this guy's welder should try out for the Miami Heat. He appears to be a respectable distance away from the trash can, which is filled with, among other things, gasoline fumes. Nonetheless, a couple determined and perfectly placed arcs find their way in from way down ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Like a giant birthday cake

On the ASE test, it does say that the best way to put out an engine fire is to blow it out, right? I think it's safe to assume this video was made on a Monday, because this guy makes every bad decision known to man and the outcome ...

Registration still open for HD Reman Summit

The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Division of APRA will be hosting its eighth-annual Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group Summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas as part of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). A copy of the Summit agenda can be ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Drop it like it’s hot

Those big hydraulic truck lifts are awesome aren't they? They allow you to work underneath giant heavy trucks without having to crawl underneath them. And for the most part, keep you out of harm's way from careless co-workers. I bet this guy put in a requisition form for one of ...

MERA adds new company

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturer’s Association (MERA) has added Arnott Industries to its membership. The MERA membership network now includes 94 automotive and heavy-duty, companies engaged in the remanufacturing industry. Located in Merritt Island, Fla., Arnott Industries is the global industry leader in manufacturing quality aftermarket air suspension products ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Pile up

One of the best ways to increase shop revenues is to create more service opportunities. But I'm not sure this is the best way to go about doing that. Listen for the guy around the one minute mark tell the guy to be careful and not scratch the side ...

Daimler, Navistar honor top techs

Adarryl Matthews, express assessment coordinator at Peach State Freightliner in Forest Park, Ga., has won a Snap-on toolbox in a Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) contest promoting its Express Assessment Program. “It feels pretty good. I know technically I won but I think of it as an actual prize ...

CSA maintenance tips from Phillips

Phillips has released its December edition of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s issue looks at improving vehicle maintenance strategies for remaining in compliance with CSA. Phillips notes the point severity for several common CSA violations, and provides tips and advice on simple ways to avoid violations with good maintenance. A ...

Jason Swann wins Rush Tech Rodeo

Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician Jason Swann took home $15,500 in cash and prizes Tuesday night along with bragging rights for the next 12 months – not to mention a dollar an hour pay raise. Swann was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night, also ...