Topics Service & Repair

New PSI Tire Digest available

PSI has published its March issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue focuses on handling tire and wheel assemblies safely. The document features a chart showing the weight combinations typical for tire and wheel assemblies in today’s marketplace, and then detailed information on how those weights impact service and repair. “Employee training of technicians ...

New heavy-duty welding equipment

Lincoln Electric introduces the Aspect 375, a new flagship TIG welding power source for the advanced professional fabrication market. Designed to meet the most stringent quality ...

NGVi extends discount for upcoming courses

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has extended the early-bird registration period for its upcoming training programs in Kenosha, Wis. to March 19, 2015. NGVi will offer its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses in Kenosha from March 31 to April 2, ...

Four companies join Retread Tire Association

The following companies are the newest Members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Industrial Compressor Solutions, Taylors, S.C.; Rubberhog, Cottrellville, Mich.; Tri-State Tire, Inc., American Fork, Utah; Valor Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Canada. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new ...

Axalta debuts new Commercial Business Council

Axalta Coating Systems held its first quarterly Commercial Business Council meeting for new members last week in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Commercial Business Council, initially established in 2009 with a group of 10 Axalta commercial fleet customers from across the U.S., brings together specialists in heavy-duty truck, RV, bus ...

Heavy-duty recycling program introduced

There's now another way to go green in the aftermarket today. TerraCycle has introduced its Zero Waste Boxes recycling program to the heavy-duty aftermarket. TerraCycle says its waste boxes work as recycling receptacles. Service technicians fill the boxes with discarded components that are no longer useable or eligible for remanufacturing. ...

Inland Truck Parts expands in Texas

Inland Truck Parts announces it opened a new 31,000 sq. ft. facility on Jan. 26, 2015, to better serve its customers in the greater Lubbock, Texas area. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says Inland General Manager Doug McClure. "This move allows us to employ ...

NEXIQ releases new PLC adapter

NEXIQ Technologies has released its new and improved Universal J560 PLC Adapter. Designed to work with virtually any OEM heavy-duty vehicle communication interface or scan tool, NEXIQ says the Universal J560 PLC Adapter extracts data from the power line and converts it to the J1708 protocol. This ability to convert data to J1708 extends the ...

Work truck jack stand from Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift introduces a lightweight, easy-to-use jack stand designed to stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new RS4 supplementary tripod jack stand features 4,000 lbs. of capacity, the company says, and can be raised to a maximum height of 7 ft. to reach nearly any ...

Winter safety tips for using space heaters in service operations

KPA Online has published an article offering dealers and service providers tips for safely using space heaters to keep repair facilities warm during these bone-chilling winter months. Written by KPA's Lori Matthews, the post notes that in 2011, "space heaters were involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home ...