Topics Service & Repair

Phillips offers quidance for choosing a nosebox

The October 2015 issue of Qwik Tech Tips from Phillips Industries offers guidance for aftermarket businesses and vehicle owners when ...

Becoming a digital distributor

Mark Dancer says technology is not a strategy. Technology can help execute strategy, it can help turn strategy into reality, but simply turning to technology itself to solve problems is an easy way for a distributor to run into problems, Dancer said during a presentation Tuesday at the VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference in ...

Webb Wheel offers technical advice for disc wheel hubs

The Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit has launched a quarterly newsletter to offer technical advice to those specifying, operating or servicing wheel end equipment on medium- and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. This quarter's newsletter is geared at disc wheel hub preventive maintenance. Webb Wheel says it recommends a preventative ...

Bob Greenwood to present again at SOLD

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) has announced its 2016 theme as "Taking service to the next level." Scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2016, before Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, SOLD will begin on Sunday with an afternoon session from service management expert Bob Greenwood. SOLD organizers says Greenwood's afternoon presentation will include ...

Penray releases fuel system educational video

https://youtu.be/ye_FJBnhRWE Penray, Inc. has introduced the above informational video that details the inner workings of heavy-duty diesel engine combustion, which the company says explains how the combustion process takes place in a diesel engine, what problems can develop in the fuel delivery system, and how to take steps to correct them. According ...

Firestone provides air spring inspection tips

Firestone Industrial Products has released a brief guideline for vehicle owners and service providers inspecting air springs. Though there are no set industry standards on how often to inspect air springs, Firestone says there are a variety of recommendations on the topic from different air spring or suspension system ...

Phillips tackles RoHS compliance

Phillips Industries' newest issue of Qwik Tech Tips addresses RoHS compliance. "Originating in Europe under European Union law, as Directive 2002/95/EC, RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and restricts the use of six specific hazardous materials (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, phthalates) and four phthalates (bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, ...

ACOFAS holding training clinic at Hendrickson facility

ACOFAS will conduct its 23rd Technician Training Clinic on Nov. 17-18, 2015, at Hendrickson's Auxiliary Axle production facility in Hebron, Ohio. ACOFAS says some of the topics that will be covered during the clinic include: Proper replacement of auxiliary axle spindle bushings Recommended procedures for king pin replacement: When is it alright? When ...

CVSA releases summer Roadcheck data

On June 2-4, 2015, commercial motor vehicle inspectors across North America completed 69,472 truck and bus inspections during International Roadcheck 2015, the annual 72-hour enforcement and safety outreach event carried out by members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Of the 69,472 total inspections, 44,989 were North American ...

In case you missed it: A recap of TMC’s Fall Meeting

Truck Parts & Service was live from Orlando last week at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition. If you missed our coverage then, please click through the photos above to catch up on the aftermarket and service-based chatter that came out of the four-day ...