Topics Service & Repair

Love’s opens new travel stop

Love’s Travel Stops announced Thursday it has opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas. The newest Love’s location was built from the ground up and includes includes a a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, 90 truck parking spaces and Wendy’s and McDonald’s restaurants. Bulk DEF is available at the pump at all diesel lanes, along with ...

Six Robblees hits 100

Six Robblees is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013. Opened in 1913 by three brothers tuning bicycle spokes, the business has evolved into a heavy-duty truck and trailer distributor with 18 locations and 165 employees in five states. Six Robblees began servicing the automotive and truck market shortly after opening, and continued adding to ...

IPA trailer tester improves inspections

Innovative Products of America (IPA) Inc. has partnered with commercial tire dealers to improve trailer inspections. According to IPA, many tire ...

Smart Shops 2: Efficiency and effectiveness

In part 2 of our sister site's, CCJ, "Smart Shops" series, Equipment Editor Jack Roberts looks at how to start and work through the process of investing in and upgrading tools and technology. In Part 1, which was published last week, he wrote about the benefits of investing in ...

Jasper offers replacement for Cummins 6.7L

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced plans to offer a replacement engine for the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel. Jasper said the engine replacement package is for 2007 and newer rear-gear applications. The engine will be compatible with Freightliner, Blue Bird bus, Thomas bus and Ford F650 and F750 models, the ...

Hiring during a technician shortage

Compensation isn’t the only issue heavy-duty service providers are facing with their technicians. The number of students training for heavy-duty technician careers is growing. Service providers need to reach out to these students to bring them into their facilities. According to Thomas M. James, president and CEO at the Truck ...

Volvo launches engine overhaul for D12s

Volvo Trucks will offer a multi-tiered, three-year, 350,000 mile warranty engine overhaul program for D12 engine owners, the company announced. “Volvo’s Guaranteed Overhaul program provides a flexible and economical option for maximizing the life of a vehicle and improving uptime,” says James Chenier, Volvo Trucks vice president, aftermarket sales ...

Smart shops: Computers as a maintenance tool

What does your maintenance plan look like? Is it written on a legal pad? How about a white board? While those two tracking methods are pretty time tested, computers are the standard now. In Part 1 of his "Smart Shops" series, Jack Roberts, Equipment Editor for our sister site CCJ, takes a look ...

Autopart International introduces Severe Duty Chassis line

Autopart International has introduced a new Severe Duty Chassis line engineered specifically for trucks, SUVs and commercial use vehicles, offering improved durability and extended life on ball joints and tie rod ends. The heat-treated housing is forged from SAE1045 steel and the powdered-metal gusher bearings with grease grooves extend ...

Omnitek appoints diesel-to-NG conversion dealer in Texas

Omnitek Engineering Corporation announces the appointment of Nat Gas Solutions, based in Houston, Texas, as a dealer and authorized installer of its diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems in the region. “The addition of Nat Gas Solutions to our network of domestic conversion centers provides a solid platform for growth in ...