Topics Service & Repair

WheelTime launches advanced customer service platform

WheelTime announced the launch of WheelTime LINQ, its new nationwide customer service platform that links systems and services to reduce ...

WheelTime adopts Cojali diagnostic tools for North America

WheelTime Network LLC has adopted a newly released all makes, total truck diagnostics software tool from Cojali USA as the ...

MOTOR improves heavy-duty Truck Service system

MOTOR Information Systems will strengthen its services in the medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket with a comprehensive update to its all makes Truck Service product, set to be released in April. MOTOR says its Truck Service product is entirely OEM data sourced, and includes vehicle specifications, OE maintenance schedules and ...

PEAK creates coolant test strip

PEAK, a division of Old World Industries, has released Final Charge coolant testing strips to measure the quality of engine coolant in commercial vehicles. "We all know that high-performing, fully functioning equipment is essential to success and it's critical to have a resource for the best functional fluids to ...

TMD Friction creates new support program

TMD Friction has created a customer support program aimed at reducing maintenance costs by pushing brake relines out of a vehicle life cycle. The new program, called the "Textar Fleet Assistance Program," was released Sunday at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville. "Brake relines are one of the highest maintenance ...

TMD releases new air disc brake lining

TMD Friction has introduced a new friction material for heavy-duty applications for air disc brakes. Announced Sunday at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville, TMD says its new material is designated Textar T3080 and is engineered for applications where high-torque levels are required to meet FMVSS121 stopping distance regulations. The ...

Mitchell 1 releases TruckLabor estimation tool

Mitchell 1 has launched TruckLabor, a comprehensive labor time estimating product for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, during a press conference March 10 at the TMC Annual Meeting in Nashville. According to Mitchell 1, TruckLabor will provide truck repair professionals access to mechanical labor times from a single source. With ...

Sherwin-Williams expands paint offering

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes offers one of the most extensive fleet color selection tools: Color Works – The Match Box – designed to meet the needs of the commercial vehicle, fleet, and large truck paint refinishing market. The Match Box is a chromatically arranged system with more than 3,700 colors ...

Brake Council developing industry-wide certification

To comply with new laws in Washington and California, the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) developed an industry-wide, self-certification program. The Brake Friction Materials Self Certification Compliance Program confirms that friction material suppliers comply with the applicable legislation, regulations and requirements in those states in a phased approach. Terry Heffelfinger, ...

Trailer Wizards mechanic wins Apprentice Award

The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Board has named Trailer Wizards’ Licensed Mechanic Osmar Salguero as its Top Apprentice in the HET (Heavy Equipment Technician) – Transport Trailer Mechanic Trade. A Top Apprentice is selected annually from each trade by the AIT Board based on his/her combined ...