Topics Service & Repair

Improving the core(s) of your business

Are cores a part of your core business? If they are, you know how valuable they can be. And for those ...

GALLERY – Monday at TMC

The 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting is underway in Nashville. The event began Sunday with a full slate of press conferences (new product releases can be found HERE) and the announcement of the CCJ Career Leadership Award, then really kicked into full gear Monday with study group task force meetings, fleet talk, the ...

Michelin Tire Care added to Michelin Service Network

Michelin has introduced a new fully digital nationwide tire monitoring program called Michelin Tire Care. Released Sunday at the Technology & ...

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 the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville. In the service industry authorization regularly means “customer approval,” but not every approval comes from the end user, says ...

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 ...

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, ...