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More NGVi training courses released

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has released new dates and locations for its CNG training courses. NGVi says registration is open for its CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Operation and Maintenance Training courses will be held Sept. 23-26 in Chicago. Registration also is open for NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System ...

New Qwik Tech Tips released

Phillips Industries most recent issue of Qwik Tech Tips is now online. Available HERE, the issue address voltage drop. “Voltage drop is one of the easiest testing produces for diagnosing electrical problems. Completing a voltage drop test is quick, easy and will eliminate costly replacement of non-failed parts,” Phillips says. For older copies of Qwik Tech ...

Rolling workshop storage product

Dewalt introduces its new rolling metal storage system. Dewalt says the system features a 36 in. 6-drawer top chest and a 36 in. 5-drawer roller cabinet, which combine to offer up to 1,400 lbs. of load capacity. The system also features auto-return closing drawers, 100-lb. capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-lb. capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and ...

Stable aftermarket growth projected in coming years

Only a year removed from an ugly first-quarter, things are looking up in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. Speaking Wednesday at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Rosemont, Ill., MacKay & Co. Vice President John Blodgett says the heavy-duty aftermarket has stabilized from most recent recession. MacKay & Co. is projecting ...

Drivetrain solutions to highlight Meritor DriveForce tour

Meritor announces it will showcase the latest in commercial vehicle drivetrain solutions at truck dealerships around the country during the Meritor DriveForce Tour. DriveForce is Meritor’s North American sales and service organization. The Meritor DriveForce Tour will include an interactive walk-through product display trailer, the company says, as well ...

Lighten up: Avoiding lighting related CSA violations

The two most common violations in the FMCSA’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) vehicle maintenance BASIC are lighting related. That means aftermarket businesses that emphasize lighting can not only grow their sales, they also can help improve roadway safety. “Fleets are becoming very cognizant of lighting and the impact it has ...

Kiene Diesel expands lift application

A new application has been added to the Kiene Tire Lifter capabilities. Originally designed for lifting 22.5 in. and 24.5 in. mounted tires, Kiene says its Tire Lifter also can be used for lifting extremely heavy 455 tires. With its industrial strength frame, Kiene Diesel says the Tire Lifter makes ...

Meritor named master distributor for TSE spring brakes

Meritor announces a master distribution agreement with TSE Brakes, Inc. to distribute TSE’s OmniBrake and UltraLife air spring brake chambers to North American customers, effective immediately. The two TSE products will be available through Meritor’s U.S.-based distribution centers in Florence, Ky. and in Canada from locations in Brampton, Ontario ...

TMC fall meeting and SuperTech 2014 set for September

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2014 Fall Meeting and 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMC SuperTech 2014 — Sept. 22-25, 2014 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla. The meeting theme, “Celebrating Technical Achievement,” will be carried out through ...

Rotary Lift expands service capability to meet demand

Rotary Lift announces its free assistPRO professional facility planning assistance service is being expanded to give customers additional options for creating custom shop layouts. The expansion comes as demand for the free service hits an all-time high, with more shops now utilizing assistPRO than ever before, the company ...