Topics Service & Repair

Tire handling product from Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America has added the Easy Gripper to its lineup of tire handling/maintenance products. Marangoni says the Easy Gripper ...

TMC releases 2014-2015 RP manual

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has published its 2014-2015 Recommended Practices Manual, now available for purchase in print or electronic media in ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Forked

Anyone who runs a warehouse knows this guy. You know the one; the "Oh, that will fit. No problem" guy. And then his buddy, "Watch ...

More NGVi training courses released

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has released new dates and locations for its CNG training courses. NGVi says registration is open for its CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Operation and Maintenance Training courses will be held Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. Registration also is open for NGV Technician and ...

New Qwik Tech Tips released

Phillips Industries most recent issue of Qwik Tech Tips is now online. Available HERE, the issue address voltage drop. “Voltage drop is one of the easiest testing produces for diagnosing electrical problems. Completing a voltage drop test is quick, easy and will eliminate costly replacement of non-failed parts,” Phillips ...

Rolling workshop storage product

Dewalt introduces its new rolling metal storage system. Dewalt says the system features a 36 in. 6-drawer top chest and a 36 in. 5-drawer roller cabinet, which combine to offer up to 1,400 lbs. of load capacity. The system also features auto-return closing drawers, 100-lb. capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-lb. ...

Stable aftermarket growth projected in coming years

Only a year removed from an ugly first-quarter, things are looking up in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. Speaking Wednesday at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Rosemont, Ill., MacKay & Co. Vice President John Blodgett says the heavy-duty aftermarket has stabilized from most recent recession. MacKay & Co. is projecting ...

Drivetrain solutions to highlight Meritor DriveForce tour

Meritor announces it will showcase the latest in commercial vehicle drivetrain solutions at truck dealerships around the country during the Meritor DriveForce Tour. DriveForce is Meritor’s North American sales and service organization. The Meritor DriveForce Tour will include an interactive walk-through product display trailer, the company says, as well ...

Lighten up: Avoiding lighting related CSA violations

The two most common violations in the FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) vehicle maintenance BASIC are lighting related. That means aftermarket businesses that emphasize lighting can not only grow their sales, they also can help improve roadway safety. “Fleets are becoming very cognizant of lighting and the impact it has ...

Kiene Diesel expands lift application

A new application has been added to the Kiene Tire Lifter capabilities. Originally designed for lifting 22.5 in. and 24.5 in. mounted tires, Kiene says its Tire Lifter also can be used for lifting extremely heavy 455 tires. With its industrial strength frame, Kiene Diesel says the Tire Lifter makes ...