Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

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 ...

New Qwik Tech Tips from Phillips Industries

The June issue of Qwik Tech Tips was released last week by Phillips Industries. Available HERE, the issue focuses on testing electrical systems for voltage drop, and the risks associated with voltage drop in commercial vehicle applications. Past issues of Qwik Tech Tips can be found here.

Salvage parts market booming

In an effort to weather a tight economic climate, owner-operators are looking at every reasonable option to keep their trucks moving and keep cash in the bank. Aside from fuel, maintenance can be one of the most profit-zapping expenses to a one-truck owner’s bottom line. In an effort to save ...

TMC SuperTech, fall meeting registration now open

Registration is now open for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) fall meeting and national technician (SuperTech) skills competition. This fall’s event will be held Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando. The event will begin with more than 100 task force meetings on ...