Topics Service & Repair

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Leg Braker

The gas pedal is usually the long thing on right. The brake, the slightly elongated pedal to the left, right? The woman in this video is ...

PSI publishes Commercial Fleet Tire Digest

PSI announces the current issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest is now available. It can be downloaded HERE. This month’s issue focuses on tire inspection procedures. All past issues can be viewed by visiting the PSI archive page.

New wheel lift from Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift’s new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 lbs., making it much easier ...

New white paper on heavy-duty service opportunities

Wade & Partners has published a white paper highlighting the value of service portions for heavy-duty distributors. According to the white paper, top-quality distributor service is a vital source of revenue, customer satisfaction and competitive differentiation. “Finally heavy-duty truck parts distributors are recognizing the value of becoming service-led organizations, and ...

Lista now part of Stanley tools

Lista announces it is now part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive, LLC’s Storage & Workspace Systems business unit. Lista says this change consolidates a variety of business units under one legal entity. Stanley Industrial & Automotive is a subsidiary of Stanley Black & Decker. As a market-leading provider to multiple ...

Absorbent pads for shop work

The new Oil Eater Naturals line of absorbent pads is designed to provide a safer and cleaner workplace and help companies meet OSHA and EPA requirements, the company says. The pads are designed to clean up spills around areas such as paint and shop floors, as well as other ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Air bagged

Repair shops can be notorious (and legendary) for horse-play. You get a bunch of guys and tools together and something is bound to happen. In this case, that something is fantastically stupid. Remember, this country is hosting the Olympics.

Training video from Kinedyne

Kinedyne has produced a training video outlining the best-use tips and common misuses for its Kaptive Beam System. “As the trucking industry evolves with new challenges such as the recent HOS regulations, supportive tools to maximize cargo space, like Kaptive Beam, are increasingly important,” says Paul Wolford, vice president ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Flamed out

We may never know exactly what happened under this van, but evidence that something happened is obvious. The mechanic is lucky to survive. The van...well, it wasn't as lucky.

Eaton improves its Flex Reman lineup

Eaton says it has made multiple improvements to its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions to better equip dealers and truck OEMs to meet the aftermarket needs of their customers. Among the improvements to the Flex product line is changing the part numbers to a model based part number, Eaton ...