Topics Service & Repair

Goodyear debuts technician assistance app

There’s more to the typical roadside service call than meets the eye. Before, during and after service calls, tire technicians must jot down detailed notes by hand while communicating to their employers, fleet customers and dispatchers by phone, which can open the door to mistakes and miscommunication, and create ...

Mitchell 1 debuts new software for Class 4-8 trucks

Mitchell 1 has released TruckSeries, its latest upgrade of its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for all-makes medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The new TruckSeries software suite is a single online application that provides truck service technicians the fastest, most complete and accurate solutions for every ...

Bergstrom releases air conditioning training videos

Bergstrom Inc. has produced four online training videos to aid customers servicing Bergstrom air conditioning systems. The videos feature technical graphics, ...

New PSI Tire Digest available

PSI has published its March issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue focuses on handling tire and wheel assemblies safely. The document features a chart showing the weight combinations typical for tire and wheel assemblies in today’s marketplace, and then detailed information on how those weights impact ...

New heavy-duty welding equipment

Lincoln Electric introduces the Aspect 375, a new flagship TIG welding power source for the advanced professional fabrication market. Designed to meet the most stringent quality demands for many industries, Lincoln Electric says the Aspect 375 is intended for use on critical welding applications subject to the most rigorous testing ...

NGVi extends discount for upcoming courses

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has extended the early-bird registration period for its upcoming training programs in Kenosha, Wis. to March 19, 2015. NGVi will offer its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses in Kenosha from March 31 to April 2, ...

Four companies join Retread Tire Association

The following companies are the newest Members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Industrial Compressor Solutions, Taylors, S.C.; Rubberhog, Cottrellville, Mich.; Tri-State Tire, Inc., American Fork, Utah; Valor Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Canada. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new ...

Axalta debuts new Commercial Business Council

Axalta Coating Systems held its first quarterly Commercial Business Council meeting for new members last week in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Commercial Business Council, initially established in 2009 with a group of 10 Axalta commercial fleet customers from across the U.S., brings together specialists in heavy-duty truck, RV, bus ...

Heavy-duty recycling program introduced

There's now another way to go green in the aftermarket today. TerraCycle has introduced its Zero Waste Boxes recycling program to the heavy-duty aftermarket. TerraCycle says its waste boxes work as recycling receptacles. Service technicians fill the boxes with discarded components that are no longer useable or eligible for remanufacturing. ...

Inland Truck Parts expands in Texas

Inland Truck Parts announces it opened a new 31,000 sq. ft. facility on Jan. 26, 2015, to better serve its customers in the greater Lubbock, Texas area. "We've always been committed to providing high-quality parts and superior service," says Inland General Manager Doug McClure. "This move allows us to employ ...