Topics Service & Repair

Retread Tire Association adds members

The Retread Tire Association has added four new members: Genius Tires Corporation, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Looney’s Tire Service, Little Rock, Ark.; TMC Japan Auto, Inc., Osaka, Japan and Vergom Di Favero Lorella, Trino, Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting ...

Steering clear of the hazards 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 ...

Hendrickson to hold suspension training program

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation ...

NGVi announces more training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has announced the locations of NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training and CNG Fuel System Inspector Training courses for the coming months. NGVi says it will hold trainings April 29-May 1 in Long Beach, Calif.; May 20-22 in Kenosha, Wis.; June 3-5 in San Leandro, ...

PSI releases Newest Commercial Fleet Tire Digest

PSI has released its newest issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month's issue highlights the financial benefits of using fuel-efficient tires within a fleet. "Fuel efficient tires may cost a little more but the savings on the back end makes up for that really fast," PSI says. "Maximizing ...

MERA CEO Council meeting moved to June

The first meeting date for the Motor and Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) CEO Council has been changed from May 19 to June 26 to resolve a conflict with a major aftermarket customer meeting. David Overbeeke, president and CEO, Brake Parts Inc., will host the inaugural meeting at the Brake ...

Inland Truck Parts opens larger Texas facility

Inland Truck Parts says its vision for serving Austin, Texas is big. So big, that it could no longer be contained in an existing facility. As a result, Inland has designed and built a new, larger location to offer more of what Inland Truck Parts has become known ...

Bee Line debuts new alignment system

Bee Line Company says its new LC7580 Laser Computer Alignment System allows service facilities to align the smallest passenger vehicle, the largest commercial tractor and everything in between. This 4-head alignment system comes complete with all the equipment needed to accurately and efficiently align passenger cars and light trucks, ...

Impeltronics debuts LED telescoping flashlight

With two magnetic ends on each side, Impeltronics says its new LED Telescoping Magnetic Flashlight makes picking up magnetic items a breeze. Impeltronics says its new flashlight can stretch to nearly 2 ft., just like a telescope and has a flexible LED 360- degree directional rotation. Offered in black, silver, ...

Rofin joins MERA

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturer’s Association (MERA) welcomes Rofin-Sinar, Inc. as its newest supplier member. MERA says its membership network of companies engaged in the remanufacturing industry — both large and small, automotive and heavy-duty, independent and OE — continues to grow. With more than 35 years of experience in ...