Topics Service & Repair

Navistar dealers pump millions into service expansion

Navistar's International truck dealer network has invested nearly $60 million in the past year to renovate or add more than 250 additional service bays, the company says. We know that one of the most important reasons our customers purchase International products over and over again, is because of the valuable ...

Volvo adding air disc brakes to VN models

New Volvo air disc brakes will make their debut on VN models later this year. The company says Volvo’s new air disc brakes reduce stopping distances from 355 to 250 feet, adding the brakes also create smoother stops and reduced brake fading and provide a more comfortable ride. Longer brake ...

Kenworth upgrades factory fill oil

Kenworth has announced it has selected the fuel economy-focused Chevron’s Delo(R) 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 as standard factory fill for new Kenworth Class 8 ...

Daimler Elite Support network growing

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) network of Elite Support Certified dealers continues to grow, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. To become Elite Support Certified, Freightliner and Western Star dealers are required to demonstrate proficiency in different areas such as service and parts ...

Rotary Lift debuts heavy-duty lifts

Rotary Lift’s heavy-duty Mach line of mobile column lifts is now available in a smaller package, suited for fleets, independent repair facilities and truck dealerships. Like the rest of the Mach family, the new MCH413 mobile column lift is designed to reduce lift setup time by more than 30 ...

Associated offers battery system analyzers

Associated Equipment’s two handheld Battery Charging Starting System Analyzers with Ground Test accommodate both conventional flooded acid and AGM batteries. The analyzers are designed to perform electrical system analysis for starter, alternator, ground and battery tests. Model 12-1012 is a 12V analyzer with a trans-reflective backlit display, USB port ...

Fleets: Techs aging faster than drivers

Two fleet heavyweights told supplier attendees during a panel discussion at last week’s Heavy Duty Dialogue in Nashville, that their technicians are aging and retiring in numbers too quickly to replace. Our technician workforce is graying and aging probably faster than our driver workforce,”  Dwayne Haug, executive vice president equipment purchasing, ...

Truck dealers offering breaks on repair services

Idle hands are the devil’s playground. Idle trucks are hardly much better. In an effort to keep trucks rolling service shops nationwide are getting creative with their customer bases and, in some cases, putting their money where their mouth is. This week Volvo Trucks North America launched its Uptime Protection Plan, ...

NGVi hosting CNG training in May

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) will hold two training sessions to educate the heavy-duty market about CNG in May in Egg Harbor, N.J. The first session will be held May 14 and will provide technician and fleet operations safety training, NGVi says. It also will teach elements involved ...

TRP releases new parts catalog

TRP has just released its new, 2,000 page parts catalog, featuring the full line of TRP all-makes aftermarket parts for trucks, trailers and buses. The catalog can be obtained from a Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer or downloaded from www.TRPParts.com in a fully illustrated electronic format. It’s organized into 15 ...