Topics Service & Repair

SOLD panel to tackle tech shortage

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) will tackle the trucking industry's enormous technician shortage during a panel at the fourth annual event preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016 next January in Las Vegas. Organizers say the questions below are just some of the topics that will be addressed during the Jan. 25, 2016, discussion: Where will the next ...

Panelists announced for ‘360° View’ of the industry at Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced the panelists for a roundtable discussion at the fourth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference, to be held January 25, 2016 at the Mirage in Las Vegas immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016. The panel, titled '360° ...

Snap-on adds training modules to website

Snap-on has recently added modules to its website. The 10 modules, which are offered as instructional videos, are designed ...

PPG to hold lean practices training for collision centers

PPG MVP Business Solutions is offering a comprehensive Lean for Commercial training program for heavy-duty truck collision repair center owners and operators. The training is open to all PPG customers and will take place Nov. 16–19, 2015, in Ontario, Calif. PPG says the three-and-a-half-day program is based on Lean ...

Air brake and diagnostic training courses

CM Air Brake and Electrical Training Services, LLC, introduces the independent aftermarket to three of its most popular CD-ROM technician training courses: Electrical Theory and Diagnostics, Air Brake Interactive, and Air Brake Interactive E-Board. The training courses are all designed specifically for commercial vehicle technicians, and offer beginner, intermediate and advanced training on the ...

Eaton enhances ServiceRanger diagnostic tool package

Eaton has extended the reach of its popular ServiceRanger 4 diagnostics and service tool and is now offering new package options to independent aftermarket truck repair facilities throughout North America. Eaton says advanced versions of the tool were previously only offered to OEM dealerships and fleets. Updated in November 2013 ...

MAHLE Service Solutions releases new diagnostic scan tool

MAHLE Service Solutions announces its TechPRO diagnostic scan tool is now available for sale. This laptop or tablet-enabled device was introduced as a “game changing” device that features the ability to decode a vehicle identification number (VIN) in one second with one click, the company says.It also features a low ...

NGVi holding maintenance training in Las Vegas

Seats are still available for the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training courses in suburban Las Vegas later this month. Set for Nov. 17-19, 2015, in Spring Valley, Nev., NGVi says its upcoming courses came be taken as standalone lessons or grouped together (at a discounted ...

GenNext tackles project management

Trucking industry veteran and professional trainer Rick Kempksi provided GenNext members guidance on project management positions and phases during the group's Q4 webinar on Tuesday. Kempksi says project management is a vital part of business operations in today's aftermarket landscape because it allows businesses to monitor tasks in a way ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning? If you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to consider adding it. Most DPFs in use in North American trucks today can be cleaned in an hour ...