Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Advantage PressurePro updates sensor technology

Advantage PressurePro continues to advance TPMS technology and offerings with its latest reveal of their updated Sensor seals. “In the continuous search to improve our products, PressurePro is pleased to announce the development of our new Sensor Seal,” says Douglas McMeen, PressurePro’s director of technology. “In conjunction with partners ...

PACCAR, Daimler issue recalls

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling nearly 46,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks over a software glitch that could cause daytime running lights to shut off, the company said. PACCAR has also issued a recall for certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt Model ...

TMC’s Recommended Practices Manual released

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has introduced its 2012-2013 Recommended Practices Manual, a wealth of knowledge about maintenance and engineering practices in trucking. The current edition is a two-volume set that includes TMC’sRecommended Maintenance Practices Manual, featuring maintenance and equipment testing information, and Recommended Engineering Practices ...