Topics Service & Repair

Horton debuts pneumatic fan drive maintenance kit

Horton, Inc. it has introduced a Pneumatic Fan Drive Diagnostic and Maintenance Kit to help extend the life its pneumatic ...

Remy releases voltage control technical bulletin

Remy has introduced a technical service bulletin for techs titled "Remy GM Regulated Voltage Control (RVC) Computer-Controlled Charging." In it, the company writes, "GM RVC charging system voltage varies from approximately 11.5 to 15.5 volts. During fuel economy mode, when voltage is at the lowest, customers or technicians monitoring ...

PSI covers irregular tire wear

The most recent issue of PSI Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is now available, and covers irregular tire wear. “One of the most common issues facing trucking fleets is how to reduce and eliminate irregular tire wear,” PSI says. “Tires with shoulder cupping, depressed ribs, heel-toe wear, fast shoulder wear, and just ugly-looking erratic wear will ...

NGVi extends early bird registration for upcoming courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has extended its early-bird pricing rates to June 26, 2015, for upcoming training courses July 7-9, 2015, in Chicago and Northern California. NGVi says interested parties can save up to $360 with early-bird pricing rates. The Institute also is offering an additional 10 percent discount ...

Meritor enhances Drivetrain Direct support network

Meritor is expanding support for aftermarket differential and transmission component rebuilders enrolled in its Drivetrain Direct program by offering more personalized service and quicker response from a single point of contact. "Each member of the Drivetrain Direct Support Team will build a commercial relationship with rebuilders and know their ...

Cummins debuts mobile parts app

Cummins has released an Android version of its free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app. Cummins says the QSOL mobile app provides easy, on-the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins Engine Serial Numbers (ESNs). It also includes a fault code analyzer ...

GALLERY – Meritor training team hits the road

It’s training season at Meritor. The company’s fully equipped training vans are currently in the midst of two national tours, stopping at various aftermarket businesses to provide comprehensive training on most Meritor product lines in service in today’s trucking landscape. Meritor Training Manager Rick Martin was in the greater Chicago ...

Betts Truck Parts adds alignment equipment to service offering

Betts Truck Parts & Service has added Bee Line computer alignment to its service offering for heavy-duty vehicles. According to Betts, Bee Line’s computerized alignment systems use lasers that provide more accurate alignment than manual or infrared sensors. Utilizing this system, Betts Truck Parts & Service says it can provide service ...

BestDrive opens new tire retreading, distribution center

BestDrive, LLC, has opened  its newest location in Taylor, Mich., just outside of Detroit. BestDrive says its outlets specialize in servicing fleet customers with new tires, retreads, casing management and other commercial tire-related services. The parent company of BestDrive, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, invested more than $1.5 million ...

Registration now open for TMC Fall Meeting

Registration is now open for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition. This year’s event will be held Sept. 21-24, 2015, at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Among the features sessions at this year’s event is a technical session titled ...