Topics Service & Repair

Defining authorization in repair approvals

The concept of authorization snagged conversation during the S.16 study group Service Event Data Transparency task force meeting Monday at ...

Is there a good way to prioritize your shop workload?

Two trucks show up at your gate at 8 a.m. One truck belongs to an owner-operator, who says he needs a two-hour repair. The other is a driver for a large local fleet, and he fears his repair will last all day. You have one bay open and one ...

Noregon announces JPRO update

Noregon Systems has announced the release of JPRO Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics 2015 v1. Announced Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Noregon says JPRO’s newest version is the company’s best yet.  The system allows users to read and identify data from all areas of today’s complex heavy-duty vehicles, says Greg ...

Footballs and tires

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has published its most recent Commercial Fleet Tire Digest, titled "Football and Tires - A lot of the same Issues." “Deflate-gate sure has generated a lot of interest and controversy over the last several weeks," PSI writes. "Football air pressure issues including temperature effect, and even ...

Early-bird rates still available for NGVi courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says interested parties can save up to $360 by signing up early for its upcoming training programs in Kenosha, Wis. NGVi will offer its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses in Kenosha from March 31 ...

PlastiKote expands primer product line

PlastiKote introduces new specialty premium primers. “PlastiKote premium primers deliver maximum protection and a solid base for surfaces to be painted,” says Katie Whiting, product manager, aerosols for Valspar. “Our complete line of specialty primers will help any top coat of paint look smoother and last longer, while providing ...

Reduced rate still available for TMC

Fuel economy standards, alternative fuels, asset utilization and tire deployment will be among the key topics of discussion at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) 2015 Annual Meeting, set for Feb. 16-19, 2015, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. “Important information on the latest in technology, ...

Bendix Brake School hits milestone

As the Bendix On-Line Brake School nears completion of its second year, the online technical training site continues to expand its offerings to a growing number of participants. Since March 2013, when Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC established brake-school.com, the training portal has delivered more than 750,000 courses to ...

Bendix opens registrations for Brake Training School

Bendix has released the 2015 schedule and opened registration for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School. Offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, this year’s training school opens Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Owosso, Mich. Classes are scheduled into November, with a total of 19 ...

Timken debuting its Commercial Vehicle Tech Tips at HDAW

The Timken Company is debuting more than a dozen new Commercial Vehicle TechTips at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) today and tomorrow in Las Vegas. Timken will showcase its technical training and products at Booth 700 during the HDAW trade show today and tomorrow. As a technical leader in the ...

An unlikely ally

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