Topics Service & Repair

Kiene Diesel develops additional Clutch Caddy adapter

Kiene Diesel has developed an additional adapter for the multi-task Clutch Caddy. The new CC2064 Eaton DM clutch adapter kit includes ...

ACOFAS to hold June clinic

Every Year Truck Technicians spend countless non-productive hours chasing vibrations, shakes, hops, and rattles that annoy the Truck Driver and damage the truck. The American Council Of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), will conduct a two-day technician education and training clinic on this topic from June 11-12, 2013 in Dallas. The clinic, “Heavy Duty Chassis Vibration ...

Hendrickson holding 3-day suspension training

Hendrickson has scheduled its next round of suspension training for the heavy-duty technicians with the eleventh session of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI). Hundreds of technicians from the United States and Canada from independent repair facilities, fleets, and OE service dealerships have participated in the previous 10 sessions. ...

Babine service techs earn top Volvo honors

Service technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) World Championship semifinals, claiming a spot among the best 32 teams in the world Conducted every two years, the competition recognizes technician excellence ...

TEC consolidates Oregon collision centers

TEC Trucks has consolidated its Willsonville, Ore. collision center into an expanded facility in Portland. The new 9,300 sq. ft. location houses four general body repair bays, a full-size certified heated paint booth, and employs two paint technicians. “Previously, the Portland location could do limited body work and the Wilsonville ...

Cummins, UTI partner in engine tech program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) will offer a Cummins-exclusive engine program at its Exton campus, and held a kickoff celebration Thursday morning to celebrate its launch. The Cummins’ elective program, exclusively available at select UTI campuses, is offered to students who have completed UTI’s core Diesel and Industrial Program, and provides 12 weeks ...

Fleet survey shows mixed results on engines maintenance costs

A survey of carriers showed mixed results on feedback on the fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 models. Results from Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) First Quarter 2013 Business Expectations Survey show over half of the of carriers indicate that fuel economy has improved with new engines, but ...

Proctor to head ATS service department

Tommy Proctor has been named American Truck Showrooms' Director of Service at the company's new Class 8 truck dealership in Newnan, Ga. Proctor most recently served as Service Manager at the company's Gulfport, Miss. dealership. Prior to that he worked for Capitol Volvo and Freightliner. His experience with Volvo and Freightliner brands as ...

Boss Truck Shop joins Michelin Network

Boss Truck Shops, Inc. will begin offering services to trucks as a member of the Michelin Commercial Service Network, and will also carry select Michelin Retread Technologies retread products. Boss Truck Shops will further supply new Michelin tires and select retreads, including the company's X One wide-based single tires ...

New product from Forward Lift

Forward Lift is expanding its heavy-duty product offering to include its first battery-operated mobile column lifts. The new FCH family of mobile column lifts offers 18,000 lbs. of capacity per column in a portable package perfect for independent repair facilities, the company says. “The FCH family of lifts was designed ...