Topics Service & Repair

OEM, Aftermarket leaders talk quality at SOLD

Testing and raw material sourcing were hot topics during an active discussion between OEM and Aftermarket suppliers during Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) Monday in Las Vegas. With seven industry experts on hand -- three OEM reps and four aftermarket pros -- a wide selection of questions were posed ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Tire fire

Attempting to ignite and mount a tire than weighs as much as a small car takes a heaping bag full of bravery. Wait. Is bravery the word I am looking for? I guess when you don't have the right equipment, or good sense, you've got to problem-solve somehow.

MAHLE Aftermarket names annual champion technician

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently named Las Vegas native, Kevin Roche as the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician. Roche was awarded the title based on his entry in the MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician contest, which is designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists nationwide. Roche was ...

Meritor expands OnTrac customer service

Meritor says its OnTrac Customer Service Center is now open seven days a week with expanded hours Monday through Friday to better support North American customers who have technical or warranty questions. OnTrac’s new hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 ...

Donaldson to hold free fuel contamination webinar

Clean Fuel Solutions, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc., is offering a free 20-minute webinar discussing how different types of diesel contamination can affect operations. This informative webinar, featuring experts from Donaldson Clean Solutions, will examine how fuel-related downtime impacts the bottom line. Participants will also learn methods of ...

Early bird rates still available for NGVi courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is offering early bird registration through Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, for its upcoming natural gas vehicle safety training courses in Las Vegas. Scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 2015, NGVi will offer its NGVI Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector ...

MERA holding reception at HDAW

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host a private reception for members and guests engaged in the heavy-duty remanufacturing industry before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2015. The reception, featuring networking opportunities, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to  8 p.m., ...

Two weeks left for early bird rates at TMC

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) says it is offering an early bird registration discount for anyone interested in attending its upcoming Annual Meeting and Exhibition from Feb. 16-19 in Nashville, Tenn. TMC says early bird registration on or before Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, is $595 ...

Reduced rate available for SOLD

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) is now offering a reduced rate for anyone interested in attending the latter half of this month’s program on Monday, Jan. 26 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). For just $150, interested parties can attend all of Monday’s ...

Maintaining an air dryer system

Compressed air has a variety of uses in today’s commercial vehicles. According to Bendix, it is imperative to proactively maintain air systems to ensure each component operates at peak performance. This includes the air dryer system and associated valves and reservoirs, the company says. Inspecting an air dryer system should ...

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