Topics Service & Repair

Meritor enhances Drivetrain Direct support network

Meritor is expanding support for aftermarket differential and transmission component rebuilders enrolled in its Drivetrain Direct program by offering more ...

Cummins debuts mobile parts app

Cummins has released an Android version of its free QuickServe Online (QSOL) mobile app. Cummins says the QSOL mobile app provides easy, on-the-go access to Cummins ...

GALLERY – Meritor training team hits the road

It’s training season at Meritor. The company’s fully equipped training vans are currently in the midst of two national tours, stopping at various aftermarket businesses to provide comprehensive training on most Meritor product lines in service in today’s trucking landscape. Meritor Training Manager Rick Martin was in the greater Chicago ...

Betts Truck Parts adds alignment equipment to service offering

Betts Truck Parts & Service has added Bee Line computer alignment to its service offering for heavy-duty vehicles. According to Betts, Bee Line’s computerized alignment systems use lasers that provide more accurate alignment than manual or infrared sensors. Utilizing this system, Betts Truck Parts & Service says it can provide service ...

BestDrive opens new tire retreading, distribution center

BestDrive, LLC, has opened  its newest location in Taylor, Mich., just outside of Detroit. BestDrive says its outlets specialize in servicing fleet customers with new tires, retreads, casing management and other commercial tire-related services. The parent company of BestDrive, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, invested more than $1.5 million ...

Registration now open for TMC Fall Meeting

Registration is now open for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition. This year’s event will be held Sept. 21-24, 2015, at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Among the features sessions at this year’s event is a technical session titled ...

Phillips May Qwik Tech Tips now available

The current issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips is available and can be viewed here. This month's tip covers plug and socket preventive maintenance. Phillips suggests cleaning the 7-way connections every 3-6 months or more often if the vehicle is excessively exposed to magnesium or calcium chlorides.

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 ...

Newest PSI Tire Digest now available

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has released its most recent issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue focuses on reducing overall tire issues. One way to reduce tire issues, PSI writes, is to educate drivers on how their performance impacts their equipment. "Drivers have a major impact on tire performance. ...

One week remaining to register for NGVi event

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says registration for its upcoming technician safety training courses in Atlanta concludes next week on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. NGVi says the Atlanta event will include a one-day NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training, and a two-day CNG Fuel System Inspector Training. ...