Topics Service & Repair

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 Online, said every business will eventually ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FleetPride acquires six California branches

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired the assets of Drake Supply Company. Drake services Southern California with six locations, which bring the total number of FleetPride locations to 28 in the state. FleetPride says employment offers have been extended to all employees at the City of Industry, Commerce, Fontana, Long Beach, Ontario and Perris branches. "This acquisition expands FleetPride's reach into key ...

New service program highlights HDAW 2013 schedule

A new program focused on heavy-duty service has the co-chairs for HDAW 2013 excited about the upcoming show, scheduled for Jan. 21-24, 2013 at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Now in its eighth year, HDAW has become the premier industry event for the heavy-duty aftermarket, featuring educational sessions, speakers ...

EPA verifies Goodyear

Three Goodyear truck tire retread products have received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max. The verification, the tire maker says, highlights its commitment to fuel efficiency and the three products provide ...