Topics Service & Repair

Phillips tackles electrical currents in Qwik Tech Tips

Phillips has released its latest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s issue focuses on electrical current, specifically “the path of least resistance.” “Resistance in terms of electricity is anything that limits the flow of electrical current, whether it be slowing it down or reducing the amount of electricity ...

Torque lock tools from Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its hand tool offering and the recently launched line of Torque Lock locking tools. With the new product line, Milwaukee introduces several gripped locking plier options, in both curved jaw and long nose styles that provide a durable, comfortable grip for prolonged use and increased productivity. Featuring the patent pending Torque ...

Milwaukee Tool debuts steel cutting tool

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its Hand Tool offering with the launch of two new Long Cut Snip Solutions. Built from ...

ACOFAS schedules electronic diagnostics clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) has announced the topic for its next educational seminar: electrical diagnostics. Set for Nov. 4-5, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C., ACOFAS says the course will educate technicians on the computer technology trucks and trailer now require to diagnose and repair, and ...

Chevron details strategies for avoiding turbocharger failure

Many fleet managers I know have a love/hate relationship with the turbochargers so essential to modern diesel engine. The advantages of turbochargers in terms of increased power, torque and engine efficiency are obvious. The frustration of vehicle downtime and expensive repair bills due to blown turbochargers is the ...

NGVi enhances online curriculum

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added two new e-learning options to its comprehensive CNG Fueling Training program. These e-learning courses have been developed by NGVi to complement their classroom equivalents, CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training. Both classes, accessible through an ...

Hendrickson to hold training program in Canada

Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next hands-on technical suspension training sessions for Sept. 9-10, 2014 in Edmonton, Canada at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Hendrickson says each full-day session includes classroom and hands-on training. The training is conducted by Hendrickson’s regional field service managers ...

Early bird rates still available for NG training courses

The early bird gets the discount at the upcoming Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) training courses. NGVi says early bird registration is now open for its CNG fueling courses Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. By signing up by Aug. 26, 2014, NGVi says attendees will receive a $100 registration discount. According ...

Trailer diagnostic tools from Noregon

Noregon Systems introduces the Noregon Trailer Diagnostic Adapter. The new adapter provides technicians with a single source solution for the diagnosis of trailer ABS issues, the company says. “Our new Trailer Diagnostic Adapter is in response to industry needs for a single adapter that can connect OEM, ABS or JPRO ...

Service profitability white paper available from Karmak

Karmak has released the newest post in its new Thought Leadership series, “Using Data to Increase Service Profit.” Available HERE, the paper was written by Karmak’s team of Adam Madsen, manager of product management, and Jason Goby, product owner. In it, the duo breaks down five specific types of data ...