Topics Service & Repair

New RP manual now available from TMC

American Trucking Associations has just released the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 2014-2015 Recommended Practice manual. According to TMC, this manual is the best maintenance and spec'ing information available anywhere. Fleets and manufacturers depend on TMC’s Recommended Practices Manual when it comes to the purchase, design, maintenance and performance ...

Bridgestone rebranding GCR Tires & Service division

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has unveiled its newly rebranded GCR Tires & Service division. “GCR is respected within the industry for delivering trusted quality brands including Bridgestone, Bandag, Firestone and Dayton products, top customer service and dependable workmanship time after time,” says John Vasuta, President, GCR Tires & Service. “Keeping ...

NGVi extends early-bird registration rates

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) announces its early-bird registration rates for its upcoming heavy-duty natural gas vehicle maintenance and diagnostics ...

Tire Digest focuses on summer issues

PSI has released its newest issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue addresses common issues faced by commercial tires during the summer. "As temperatures rise, more and more of the rubber from tires that have failed can be found on the nation’s interstate highways. This can become a safety nightmare for ...

Coolant maintenance not ‘set it and forget it’

Cooling system problems cause 40 percent of all engine service, making it one of the most misunderstood systems on a commercial vehicle. Many coolant suppliers attribute that confusion to the number of coolants available in the market and the monitoring each require. Providing expertise on coolant and cooling system maintenance ...

Eaton adds fourth Authorized Rebuilder

Eaton has added Anderson Brothers, Inc. to the company’s Authorized Rebuilder program. Anderson Brothers has a warehouse and shop facility of more than 62,000 sq. ft. in Portland, Ore. and employs 45 people. Eaton’s Authorized Rebuilder Program, launched last year, gives fleets and independent drivers a new option to purchase ...

National Truck Protection releases new comprehensive protection product

National Truck Protection Inc. (NTP), an independent provider of extended service contracts (ESCs) to the trucking industry, has introduced its new “Ultra” coverage product. "As drive train technologies have become increasingly complex, we believe that the owner/operators of these vehicles need breakdown protection that is comprehensive enough to really make ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association (RTA) announces Cottonport Automotive Center, Cottonport, La.; EBT Eco, Oahu, Hi.; and Rellanhsa, S de R.L, Honduras, have all joined the organization as its newest members. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues to ...

Cummins, Dana, LKQ to participate in remanufacturing forum

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has released the agenda for its upcoming Remanufacturing Technology Forum. The event will be held July 31, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit prior to the NACE / CARS 2014 conference. MERA says presenters scheduled for the one-day event include Joe Dewhirst, ...

Palfinger holds distributor training event

Omaha Standard Palfinger (OSP) recently brought 44 attendees from 23 distributors across its North American network to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for its first Sales & Service Manager Training course on PAL Pro Mechanics Trucks and Palfinger Service Cranes (PSC). Throughout the training, Palfinger says attendees met and interacted with company ...