Topics Service & Repair

New portable welder from Dewalt

Dewalt introduces its first Portable Stick & TIG Welder (DCW100K), which can be operated in cordless mode for maximum convenience or easily plugged into a ...

Avoiding the tempation of emission tampering

This is Part I of a five-part special report on emission tampering released last week by Successful Dealer. For access to Parts II-V, please see the links at the bottom of the page. For as long as heavy-duty trucks have been on the road, people have been tinkering with ...

Webb Wheel offers tips on drum removal

The Webb Wheel OEM has provided tips on how to remove brake drums that are not easily pulled off the hub pilot pads. Corrosion often causes drums to become “frozen” onto the hub. Webb's tips explain the proper procedure to loosen a stubborn drum without component damage or potential personal injury.  The ...

More NGVi tech training courses upcoming

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added two more technician training events to its upcoming 2015 schedule. The NGV technician training courses will be held June 2-4, in Atlanta, and June 23-25, in Clearwater, Fla. Each course will begin on the first day with NGV Technician and Fleet Operations ...

Noregon debuts new truck check up station

Noregon Systems has launched a new Truck Check Up (TCU) vehicle health station. TCU is an interactive vehicle health station located at diesel fuel islands. It is designed for use in heavy-duty trucks (Class 7-8). While fueling, drivers simply connect a cable to their truck’s diagnostic port to start ...

Fontaine Modification achieves NTEA MVP status

Fontaine Modification has earned Member Verification Program (MVP) status from NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. The NTEA MVP program recognizes North American truck distributors, manufacturers and upfitters that have distinguished business practices, quality employee education and training programs and effective safety and regulatory compliance programs, ...

NGVi adds Larsen

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) welcomes Gordon Larsen to its team as a new technical instructor. Larsen has had an impressive, decades-long career in the NGV industry, with more than 40 years in the industry as an NGV fleet supervisor, educator and fueling expert. “We are extremely pleased that Gordon ...

PPG to hold collision repair training conference

PPG Commercial Coatings is holding two upcoming training events for commercial vehicle collision and repair facilities. The company’s first event, a Commercial Green Belt Training course, is being held this week in Houston. PPG says the four-day event features a curriculum that “has been carefully developed to provide an effective ...

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 ...