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NGVi updates tech training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has updated and expanded its Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training. Uniquely designed for technicians with all levels of CNG experience, NGVi says its training provides techs with comprehensive learning necessary for safe maintenance, diagnosis and repair of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. This course covers all of the components ...

TMC extends registration for TMC FutureTech

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council has extended the deadline for the National Student Technician Competition, TMC FutureTech 2015, to Aug. 28, 2015. Applications can be found on event sponsor Velociti Inc.’s website here. The event, designed to promote career opportunities as heavy-truck technicians, will be held in ...

Trucking Efficiency holding workshop at Hendrick Motorsports next month

Trucking Efficiency will hold a workshop on fuel efficient technology next month in Charlotte, N.C. Scheduled for Sept. 15 at Hendrick Motorsports, 4400 ...

‘Aftermarket 101′ program set for October

New employees often find the motor vehicle aftermarket to be a complex, confusing industry. In an effort to help them better understand the basics of this dynamic market, the University of the Aftermarket will present a second “Aftermarket 101” program this year from Oct. 6-7, 2015, in Detroit. “Although ...

Phillips releases newest Qwik Tech Tips

Phillips Industries has published its July issue of Qwik Tech Tips. The monthly newsletter focuses on sealed AMP-style lighting connections, and the importance of keeping them clean to maintain performance. "There are many types of different connections for lighting but sealed AMP style connections provide the highest level of reliability compared to ...

GenNext webinar scheduled for August 11

GenNext announces it will hold its next quarterly webinar at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The webinar is titled, "How to Be More Than Just Another Sales Manager – How to Become a Sales Leader," and will be led by Jim Pancero. GenNext says webinar is open ...

NGVi debuts online training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute says it is offering a 25 percent discount to its online NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety E-Learning course to any business that signs up for the class before Aug. 31, 2015. NGVi says its online course is ASE CASE-accredited and is available 24/7. Like ...

Haldex offers brake tips in Tech Tips series

Haldex has released a comprehensive list of heavy-duty brake maintenance tips as part of its new Tech Tip series. According to the company, the following is recommended by Haldex when maintaining brakes on a vehicle, though the company recommends all vehicle owners and service providers also follow the specific ...

Disassembling a brake system

Below are tips from Haldex's new Tech Tip series on brake system disassembly. Check the pushrod stroke per CVSA checking procedures at 90 to 100 psi reservoir pressure. Excessively long or short stroke can alert to problems that need to be addressed during rebuild. Reference Haldex ABA Stroke Adjustment ...

Reassembling a brake system

Below are tips from Haldex's new Tech Tip series on brake system reassembly. For tips on disassembly, please CLICK HERE. It is important to note: a. Select the proper friction material based on your type of loads, application, duty cycle and operating terrain. Consult your supplier if you have any ...