Topics Service & Repair

Safe alternative to removing a seized brake drum

Kiene Diesel Accessories has developed a new tool for removing a seized brake drum. The company's new K-1356 Brake Drum Puller is ...

Rotary Lift debuts lift rental program

Rotary Lift has introduced a mobile column lift rental program for fleets and service providers hesitant to purchase lifts or ...

Portable trailer tester from IPA

Innovative Products of America (IPA) has released its Light Ranger Mobile Universal Trailer Tester (MUTT) – a light and electric brake tester for Utility and RV type ...

SuperTech contestants get hands-on with Mack Pinnacle

Seven Mack Pinnacle Axle Back models were provided by PITT OHIO for the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech 2013 – this week. FedEx Freight's Mark McLean, Jr. was the first-place winner of the 2013 competition, earning his place as “the industry’s best technician,” and ...

FedEx takes SuperTech crown

After a 17th-place finish in 2011 and a top-ten finish last year, FedEx Freight Technician Mark McLean took home top honors at the TMC SuperTech competition Wednesday in Pittsburgh. McLean said his goal entering his third SuperTech was to take home an individual skills title. He nabbed two  – ...

Data: Fleet maintenance rising to meet CSA challenge

Speaking as part of Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, Carrier Safety Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) administrator Ann Ferro says maintenance stands supreme when it comes to compliance and low scores with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA). “When you think about putting CSA in the ...

Bendix offers tips for CVSA Brake Safety Week

In support of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week campaign and inspections – taking place Sept. 8-14 – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is recommending fleets and drivers familiarize themselves with the CVSA inspection requirements and procedures. Also known as Operation Air Brake, the effort is ...

Two dealers searching for heavy-duty service managers

Vanguard Truck Center of Houston and a second truck dealer in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area have posted service management job openings with Successful Dealer. The dealers are looking candidates with experience and long-term success operating a service department. Both postings are listed in their entirety with contact information HERE.

Registration still open for fall TMC meeting

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announces early bird rates for its upcoming fall meeting and SuperTech competition have closed, but the organization is still accepting registration for the event, set for Sept. 9-12, 2013 in Pittsburgh. To sign up for the upcoming meeting, CLICK HERE. For more ...

TRP promotes line of aftermarket HVAC parts

TRP has introduced a complete line of HVAC replacement parts, including condensers, compressors, heater cores, receiver dryers, blower motors and air compressor clutches. “Truck operators spend a lot of time behind the wheel, so maintaining a consistent and comfortable cab temperature is important for driver productivity, health and safety,” ...

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