Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

Sherwin-Williams expands paint offering

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes offers one of the most extensive fleet color selection tools: Color Works – The Match Box – ...

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 ...

APRA schedules electric clinics, adds new members

APRA will hold its first electrical clinic of the year on March 22-23, 2013 in connection with MD Publication's Showpower 2013 in Memphis. Full program details are now available here, and interested parties can register here. APRA says registrants of the clinic will receive a complimentary pass to attend ...

NGVi to exhibit at TMC

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute will exhibit at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition from March 11-14, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Conference Center in Nashville. NGVi will be located at booth #800. According to NGVi, the exhibition serves as the ...

American Truck Protection reaches milestone

American Truck Protection (ATP), a subsidiary of National Truck Protection (NTP), has reached a key growth milestone by registering its 1,000th authorized dealer for its extended service contract program. “Whether providing the industry’s premier, most comprehensive coverage through NTP or quality coverage at affordable prices through ATP, we feel ...

Myles joins Stertil-Koni

Brian Myles has joined Stertil-Koni, a manufacturer of heavy duty vehicle lifts, as Sales Manager, Eastern Region. Myles most recently served as a Manufacturer’s Representative with McIndoo Associates, developing and growing direct sales relationships, working with distributors and focusing primarily on the sale of a line of vehicle lift products. “We are ...

IPA introduces new mobile multi tire pressure unit

Innovative Products of America's (IPA) new mobile tire pressure equalizer can accurately read and inflate tire pressure on up to five tires at the same time. Unlike other tire pressure systems, the Mobile Tire Pressure Equalizer is equipped with two integrated high-capacity air regulators, and two high-resolution, glycerin- filled pressure gauges for consistent and ...

TMC seeks applications for tech scholarships

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations is accepting applications for its 2013 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College. The scholarships are administered by TMC’s Professional Technician Development ...