Topics Service & Repair

TMC gets torque back on track

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) held an informational technical session at its Fall Meeting Tuesday to identify a driveline failure trend seen in the industry today. With representatives on hand from Detroit Diesel, Dana and Meritor, the Council showed how engines today operating at lower RPMs (as a result of EPA 2010 regulations) have ...

Day 1 at TMC

The 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech opened Monday in the shadow of Mickey Mouse's place in Walt Disney World in Orlando. The day featured more than 100 task force meetings, the opening general session/town hall meeting and the always popular "Fleet Talk." Truck Parts & Service was on the scene all ...

Service workload task force debuts at TMC

The Service Provider study group of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has introduced a new task force with hopes of creating a service department workload prioritization Recommended Practice. Chaired by Scott Witt from Virginia Truck Center, the committee has a tough task ahead. The task force defines its purpose ...

New jump starter from Clore

Clore Automotive introduces Model No. 1874, a 500 Amp carbon pile battery load tester, from SOLAR. According to the company, the 1874 offers reliable battery testing capabilities for heavy-use battery service environments. It provides continuous-duty battery testing for 12V batteries up to 1,000 CCA and features a variable load ...

Agenda released for SOLD ‘15

The schedule has been released for the third annual Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD), set for Jan. 25-26, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015. SOLD has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2013. After pulling in more than 300 attendees at its ...

Decisiv to hold TCO webinar

Decisiv has announced it will hold a free webinar titled “Fleet Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis: The Rest Cost of Poor Service and Maintenance” later this month. Set for 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, Decisiv says the 60-miunute webinar will educate attendees on the how ...

Mitchell 1 adds school buses to Repair-Connect.net

Mitchell 1 has added school buses to its trouble code repair information product, Repair-Connect.net. The company now provides access to complete engine diagnostic repair information for all of the most common school bus types. “We’re delighted to offer engine diagnostic information for the school bus sector of our industry, expanding ...

Bendix offers service tips for Brake Safety Week

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week campaign taking place this week (Sept. 7-13) Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is aiming to help fleets, drivers, and technicians get ready for the annual inspections. The CVSA effort – also known as Operation Airbrake – is an annual ...

CAT leader to keynote reman conference

Robert Paternoga, general manager, remanufacturing, Caterpillar Inc., will deliver the evening keynote address during the MERA-Golisano remanufacturing and sustainability conference on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. “Bob Paternoga’s experience and outlook related to remanufacturing and sustainability will be well-received ...

Last chance for early bird registration to World Reman Summit

There are just days remaining to take advantage of early bird registration savings for two conferences hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Sept. 24-26, 2014, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Both conferences are intended for senior executives engaged in ...