Topics Service & Repair

Volvo upgrades Texas customer support

Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32 percent at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas and state-wide dealer investments have resulted ...

Stertil-Koni introduces self-regenerating lift

Stertil-Koni has recently delivered seven Earthlift hydraulic green lifts to a customer in Ontario, Canada. “Earthlift is the first hydraulic green mobile column lift in the industry. Its columns are made with components that are 98 percent recyclable and the Active Energy Retrieval System (AERS) allows operators to achieve ...

Dorman launches new site for diesel repair market

Dorman Products announced the launch of a new website for the diesel repair market. DormanDiesel.com connects site visitors with Dorman’s aftermarket diesel products. Dorman claims the new site makes parts searches easier by focusing searches based on engine size rather than the more typical year range. Users can select the appropriate engine, and ...

Dodging OSHA violations

Few things can suddenly grind your business to a halt faster than an OSHA violation. Productivity lost to safety violations and corrections can take a technician out of service for an extended period and drag down your turnaround times. Eric Schmitz, vice president of product and business development at KPA ...

Mack taps JOST for new fifth wheel standard

JOST fifth wheels have been a value-added option at Mack dealerships for more than a decade, but this week they became a standard component on three models. Mack has announced that Greenville, Tenn.-based JOST International would supply the company's fifth wheel couplings as a standard feature on Mack Pinnacle, ...

Ingersoll Rand launches new Impactool

Ingersoll Rand has released its latest product, the 2350XP quarter-inch composite Impactool. The 2350 XP operates with a 6-vane motor and twin-hammer impact mechanism, delivering 690 ft.-lbs. of reverse torque, Ingersoll Rand says. The composite housing and lightweight aluminum hammer case make the 2350XP just 4.1 lbs. The 2350XP ...

The Original Gabriel to join HDAW’13

Shock and strut pioneer The Original Gabriel announced Thursday that the company intends to display its heavy-duty products alongside a new program at the 2013 Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) next month. Gabriel relaunched itself as ‘The Original Gabriel - Ride the Independent Spirit” in 2010. The company is credited ...

Honeywell expects refrigerant to be reconfirmed

Honeywell has issued a statement saying the company is confident that SAE International will reconfirm that HFO-1234yf, Honeywell's new low global warming-potential automotive air conditioning refrigerant, is safe for automotive use. SAE International, in announcing an update on its fourth and latest Cooperative Research Project (CRP) on the refrigerant, ...

DOY Finalist: Point Spring & Driveshaft

Bill Ryan, CEO of Point Spring & Driveshaft Co., is very adamant about one thing: mastering business fundamentals is essential for business success, growth and longevity. “I think people try to get fancy and try to go after the next trend,” he says. “We have been a business that ...

Chevron revamps Delo website with tips on engine efficiency, performance

Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division and maker of the Delo brand of engine oils, lubricants and coolants, Tuesday announced the company has expanded its commitment to customer and market education by introducing an upgraded portion of its ChevronDelo.com website. The newly expanded “Expert Knowledge” section will offer video and ...