Topics Service & Repair

PlastiKote expands primer product line

PlastiKote introduces new specialty premium primers. “PlastiKote premium primers deliver maximum protection and a solid base for surfaces to be painted,” ...

Reduced rate still available for TMC

Fuel economy standards, alternative fuels, asset utilization and tire deployment will be among the key topics of discussion at American ...

Bendix Brake School hits milestone

As the Bendix On-Line Brake School nears completion of its second year, the online technical training site continues to expand its offerings to a growing ...

Bendix opens registrations for Brake Training School

Bendix has released the 2015 schedule and opened registration for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School. Offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, this year’s training school opens Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Owosso, Mich. Classes are scheduled into November, with a total of 19 ...

Timken debuting its Commercial Vehicle Tech Tips at HDAW

The Timken Company is debuting more than a dozen new Commercial Vehicle TechTips at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) today and tomorrow in Las Vegas. Timken will showcase its technical training and products at Booth 700 during the HDAW trade show today and tomorrow. As a technical leader in the ...

The deadly sins of aftermarket service

"The level of performance we've been receiving from third-party service providers is some of the worst I've ever seen," says Lori Coleman, fleet maintenance manager at Gordon Food Service. "When we get a truck back we have to send a technician out to check it -- and ...

OEM, Aftermarket leaders talk quality at SOLD

Testing and raw material sourcing were hot topics during an active discussion between OEM and Aftermarket suppliers during Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) Monday in Las Vegas. With seven industry experts on hand -- three OEM reps and four aftermarket pros -- a wide selection of questions were posed ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Tire fire

Attempting to ignite and mount a tire than weighs as much as a small car takes a heaping bag full of bravery. Wait. Is bravery the word I am looking for? I guess when you don't have the right equipment, or good sense, you've got to problem-solve somehow.

MAHLE Aftermarket names annual champion technician

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently named Las Vegas native, Kevin Roche as the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician. Roche was awarded the title based on his entry in the MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician contest, which is designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Roche was ...

Meritor expands OnTrac customer service

Meritor says its OnTrac Customer Service Center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours Monday through Friday to better support North American customers who have technical or warranty questions. OnTrac’s new hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 ...