Topics Service & Repair

Rotary Lift updates heavy-duty inground lifts

Rotary Lift has updated its 70 Series heavy-duty traditional inground lifts with new user-friendly features and has had the lifts ...

Qwik Tech Tips address air line failure

The December issue of Phillips Industries' Qwik Tech Tips is now available. This month's issue addresses the common winter problem of failing air lines, and the best maintenance practices to eliminate and/or minimize such issues. "Cold weather can wreak havoc on vehicle equipment causing safety hazards. Winter weather effects ...

Trucking Efficiency uncovers maintenance-related fuel savings in Confidence Report

https://vimeo.com/149017028 Turns out proper maintenance doesn’t just eliminate downtime. It also saves fuel. Sometimes as much as 5 to 10 percent of ...

SOLD finalizes upcoming agenda

Robert (Bob) Greenwood, known for his revolutionary approach to Service Business Management will be kicking off SOLD '16 at 12 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2016, in Las Vegas preceeding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).   Organizers say the topic of Bob’s presentation will cover the Service Manager and General ...

How aftermarket businesses can use CSA inspection data to determine sales opportunities

When it was introduced last decade, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) program was touted as the future of safety in heavy-duty trucking. Now almost five years later, CSA remains the industry’s grandest, most-expansive performance monitoring program in history. CSA monitors fleets and drivers ...

Meritor names first Service Point repair facility

Meritor has named Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC, of Indianapolis as the first repair service partner approved for the Meritor Service Point program. “Dickinson Fleet Services is a recognized service leader in the industry, and we are pleased to appoint them as our first Meritor Service Point partner,” says Steve ...

Phillips updates Corrosion Prevention Tips

Phillips Industries has updated their popular Corrosion Prevention Tips poster which outlines eleven tips that, if followed, can prevent corrosion buildup in truck and trailer air and electrical systems. You can download an updated copy here. Moisture and harsh road de-icing chemicals can cause costly damage to electrical and air ...

Purkeys video: How using a voltmeter can save electrical troubleshooting time

Voltage drop issues can be difficult to diagnose, but a new video from Purkeys shows how you can make the process easier. And it all starts with a voltmeter. Searching for the troubled wiring would take an extremely long time were it not for the voltmeter. The meter can ...

Hunter introduces mobile service truck

Hunter Engineering has developed a heavy-duty mobile on-site service truck demonstration, which allows the company to display how its wide range of equipment can be used to provide heavy-duty mobile service. Hunter says its mobile service vehicle allows shops to provide unmatched convenience to consumers and inspect and service entire fleets in ...

Bendix offers air dryer maintenance tips

With winter approaching, it’s time for many vehicle owners to begin preparation for the months of cold temperatures ahead. As commercial vehicle technology advances and expands the use of compressed air for non-braking functions, proper care of pneumatic systems is crucial year-round; however, extra attention is typically needed in ...