Topics Service & Repair

Phillips releases anti-corrosion tips

Phillips Industries has made available instructional materials to help fight the effects of moisture contamination. The April issue of Phillips’ monthly newsletter, Qwik Tech Tips, addresses corrosion build up at the 7-Way Connection and ways to mitigate it. The most common warranty problem for this connection is loss of power ...

Delphi emission booklet available in App Store

Delphi Automotive Worldwide Emissions Standards booklet, which includes summaries of emissions regulations from around the world for heavy-duty and off-highway commercial vehicles, has been released as an interactive app for iPad users. "This will make the information accessible to a totally new audience with increased flexibility and user-friendliness," Jose Morente, vice president ...

Daimler certifies Stoops for Elite Support

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer's Lima, Ohio facility has been Elite Support Certified by Daimler Trucks North America. Elite Support is a comprehensive support network of dealers trained and certified to provide the highest level of knowledge, professionalism and service in the trucking industry. Of the 500 Freightliner dealerships in North America, only ...

Rush aftermarket business booming, sets quarterly record

Rush Enterprises reported a net income of $13.5 million in its earnings call Wednesday,stoked by an 18 percent boost in the company's aftermarket solutions division. Aftermarket solutions accounted for approximately 64 percent of the dealership network's total gross profit in the first quarter of 2013, with parts, service and body ...

How to identify – and prevent – failures caused by inadequate lubrication

Truck lubrication is a basic task. Oil drains, filter changes and greasing typically take an hour or less, and the commercial trucks on the road today can go tens of thousands of miles between oil drains. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s not important. When a truck ...

STEMCO releases two new 7 year wheel end warranties

STEMCO has released two new seven year wheel end offerings – Tire Inflation and/or Light Weight Performance, providing a seven year limited parts and labor warranty by adding select components to a five year Platinum Performance System Plus offering. The Tire Inflation package guarantees the life of the Aeris Automatic Tire ...

NationaLease announces winners of tech competition

NationaLease has announced the regional winners of its Third Annual Tech Challenge exam. The highest-scoring technicians from the nationwide test of technicians from NationaLease member companies from each region will represent their company in the next round of competition. Each of the winners will participate in the hands-on competition, which will take ...

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 a new alignment shaft and a set of leg extensions. The new kit is thirteenth in the series of Clutch Caddy Adapters. The company says the new kit allows one ...

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 ...

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. ...