Topics Service & Repair

New Commercial Fleet Tire Digest released

PSI has released its latest edition of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue focuses on hot button maintenance issues for fleets, specifically tires. PSI says a good tire program offers fleets benefits to maximizing fuel economy, maximizing tire removal miles and maximizing the number of retreads/casings that ...

New rolling toolbox

Vidmar introduces its new rolling tool chest. Built using heavy-duty casters, the company says its mobile cabinets are easy to move and can be quickly and ...

Goodyear service network expanding in North Carolina

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will expand its Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network in the Greensboro, N.C., market. “North ...

Tire handling product from Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America has added the Easy Gripper to its lineup of tire handling/maintenance products. Marangoni says the Easy Gripper is attached to forklifts to simplify the handling and transfer of over the road tires. The Easy Gripper uses three pointed arms to secure a tire for lifting, ...

TMC releases 2014-2015 RP manual

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has published its 2014-2015 Recommended Practices Manual, now available for purchase in print or electronic media in either single-user or multi-user versions. The two-volume set features TMC’s Recommended Maintenance Practices Manual and Recommended Engineering Practices Manual, and includes more than 40 ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Forked

Anyone who runs a warehouse knows this guy. You know the one; the "Oh, that will fit. No problem" guy. And then his buddy, "Watch this!" guy. A measuring tape, and a little common sense would have saved this guy and his boss a lot of problems.

More NGVi training courses released

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has released new dates and locations for its CNG training courses. NGVi says registration is open for its CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Operation and Maintenance Training courses will be held Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. Registration also is open for NGV Technician and ...

New Qwik Tech Tips released

Phillips Industries most recent issue of Qwik Tech Tips is now online. Available HERE, the issue address voltage drop. “Voltage drop is one of the easiest testing produces for diagnosing electrical problems. Completing a voltage drop test is quick, easy and will eliminate costly replacement of non-failed parts,” Phillips ...

Rolling workshop storage product

Dewalt introduces its new rolling metal storage system. Dewalt says the system features a 36 in. 6-drawer top chest and a 36 in. 5-drawer roller cabinet, which combine to offer up to 1,400 lbs. of load capacity. The system also features auto-return closing drawers, 100-lb. capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-lb. ...

Stable aftermarket growth projected in coming years

Only a year removed from an ugly first-quarter, things are looking up in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. Speaking Wednesday at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Rosemont, Ill., MacKay & Co. Vice President John Blodgett says the heavy-duty aftermarket has stabilized from most recent recession. MacKay & Co. is projecting ...