Topics Service & Repair

Avoiding the tempation of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

FinditParts becomes master distributor for Leland Brake & Wheel

FinditParts.com is a new master distributor of Leland Brake & Wheel Parts. “We’re excited to reinvigorate and sell such a strong ...

Limited space remaining for upcoming MERA event

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) announces limited space is available for its upcoming Reman Technology Forum in Detroit next week. The event is scheduled for next Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the COBO Center in Detroit before the NACE|CARS 2014 event. MERA says key discussion topics include: Core Recovery, Disassembly ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dyno-Sore

Dynos are handy tools when used properly. When not used properly, they are significantly less handy but much funnier.

Rotary Lift updates its MOD35 Series

Rotary Lift introduces the next generation of its heavy-duty in ground lift: the MOD35 Series. The MOD35 builds on the success of Rotary Lift’s popular MOD30 inground lift, the company says, offering best-in-class lifting capacity and clear bay space, patent-pending pendant controls and lower installation costs. More than 1,100 MOD30 ...

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 training courses, set for Aug. 12-14 in San Leandro, Calif., have been extended. Interested parties now have until July 31 to register for the August course at the discounted ...

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 ...