Topics Service & Repair

T & W Tire joins Michelin truck tire network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires says T & W Tire will become a strategic dealer of Michelin and BFGoodrich products and services as both a Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN) and a Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) franchisee. T & W’s product offering will also include BFGoodrich commercial truck and passenger/light truck ...

Safety first: Tips for conducting a brake inspection

You’re driving on the interstate in a major city. There’s some open road in front of you, and a Class 8 unit creeping up in your rearview mirror. Both of you are moving at safe speeds, slightly below the posted speed limit, but traffic is heavy and other ...

DAVCO Technology debuts new fuel tank products

DAVCO Technology, LLC announces the release of its Shop Pro FXP and Shop Pro ST. The Shop Pro FXP and Shop Pro ST are designed to prime heavy-duty engines, transfer fuel from fuel tanks and clean contaminated fuel in a vehicle’s fuel tank, DAVCO says. Priming heavy-duty diesel engines ...

OBD adapter cable now available for Volvo trucks

NEXIQ Technologies says it has developed a new OBD II adapter cable (Part No. 442023) that interfaces with 2013 Volvo Trucks with Volvo engines. The company says technicians can now use either the NEXIQ USB-Link or the Wireless Vehicle Link (WVL2) to connect OEM diagnostic tools to US 2013 ...

Tracerline introduces LED, leak detecting flashlight

Tracerline has introduced an LED leak detection flashlight that provides pure UV light for detecting fluorescent dye. The OPTI-LUX 365 produces a brilliant glow that makes all leaks easier to find, while slashing diagnostic time, the company says. The flashlight is more than twice as powerful as most corded, high-intensity ...

Canadian dealership named Peterbilt’s best for parts, service

Canada's Camions Excellence Peterbilt – Laval has been named Peterbilt’s North American Parts and Service Dealer of the Year. The award was presented to Quebec dealerships' principals Nicole and Dany Lussier during Peterbilt’s annual Dealer Meeting at the PACCAR Engine manufacturing facility in Columbus, Miss. “We invest in the technologies, tools and ...

Kenworth names Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Truckworx Kenworth has been named Kenworth’s 2012 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the U.S. and Canada during the annual Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in Columbus, Miss. The Parts and Service Dealer of the Year award recognizes the Kenworth dealer that provides customers the best parts ...

Mitchell 1 TruckLabor tool now available

Mitchell 1 announces that TruckLabor, its comprehensive labor time estimating product for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, is now available for purchase. According to Mitchell 1, truck repair professionals now have access to mechanical labor times from a single, web-based source, so shops can quickly access accurate labor times for ...

K.W. Mechanical wins Truck Service Expert of the Year

HDA Truck Pride has named K.W. Mechanical of Whitecourt, Alberta its Truck Service Expert of the Year. The award was presented Friday during HDA Truck Pride’s annual meeting in Orlando. Led by Kevin Wheeler, K.W. Mechanical is a Truck Service Expert working with Superior Industrial Friction, a HDA Truck Pride ...

TA opens two new 24-hour truck service centers

TravelCenters of America has announced the opening of two newly built truck service facilities. The newest Petro:Lube Truck Service is located at I-70, Exit 252 in Salina, Kansas, and offers four service bays. TA Truck Service added is newest facility at I-94, Exit 22B in Porter, Indiana, with ...