Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Meritor named master distributor for TSE spring brakes

Meritor announces a master distribution agreement with TSE Brakes, Inc. to distribute TSE’s OmniBrake and UltraLife air spring brake chambers to North American customers, effective immediately. The two TSE products will be available through Meritor’s U.S.-based distribution centers in Florence, Ky. and in Canada from locations in Brampton, Ontario ...

TMC fall meeting and SuperTech 2014 set for September

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2014 Fall Meeting and 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMC SuperTech 2014 — Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla. The meeting theme, “Celebrating Technical Achievement,” will be carried out through ...

Rotary Lift expands service capability to meet demand

Rotary Lift announces its free assistPRO professional facility planning assistance service is being expanded to give customers additional options for creating custom shop layouts. The expansion comes as demand for the free service hits an all-time high, with more shops now utilizing assistPRO than ever before, the company ...

Qwik Tech Tips tackles air brake systems

Phillips has released its newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s volume is titled “Proper Air Brake System Maintenance.” According to Phillips, “proper air brake system maintenance is very important and only takes a few minutes. If the air system of the brakes is not properly maintained, sludge ...

MERA adds new members

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) welcomes Diesel Forward, FTI Consulting and Marmon-Herrington Aftermarket as its newest member companies. “Diesel Forward, FTI and Marmon-Herrington will strengthen our respective remanufacturer, affiliate and supplier membership ranks,” says John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA. “I am sure they will contribute a great ...

Redwine Garage named Truck Service Expert of the Year

Jim Redwine entered the heavy-duty aftermarket in 1973 with one service bay and the best of intentions. On Thursday he was awarded for his decision, being named the 2013 HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the organization's annual meeting in Phoenix. "When my sons and I ...