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May 18 2016 - Products

RepairConnect Software Integrates with Nexiq Diagnostic Platform

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 has expanded integration of its RepairConnect software with Nexiq Technologies eTechnician HD diagnostic application, giving truck technicians access to diagnostic fault-related service information on PC.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Nexiq, Software Integration, Repair Shops

May 10 2016 - Products

Air Hose Withstands Kinks and Curls While Staying Flexible

Gates

Gates’ Hybrid Polymer Air Hose is a zero memory air hose designed to resist kinks and curls and inflexibility.

Tags: Maintenance, Tools, Hoses, Gates

PHOTO: IPA Tools

April 29 2016 - Products

Super MUTT Trailer Tester Remote Control

IPA Tools

IPA announced its new 12-Button Remote Control that is now available with the Super MUTT trailer tester line.

Tags: Remote Controls, IPA Tools, Trailer Testing, Super MUTT

April 19 2016 - Products

Scissor Deck Helps With Heavy Truck Maintenance

Easy Access Industrial Design

Scissor Decks are spring-assisted manual lift platforms designed for maintenance access on large trucks.

Tags: Lift, Vehicle Maintenance, Access Platform

April 13 2016 - Products

EZ Oil Drain Valve Available for Reefers

Global Sales Group

The EZ Oil Drain Valve is now available for Thermoking and Carrier Reefers designed for faster and simpler oil changes.

Tags: Oil Change, Vehicle Fluids, Global Sales Group

March 29 2016 - Products

Mobile Device Offers Software for Technicians

Snap-on

The Versus Edge from Snap-on is a mobile device for technicians pre-loaded with an integrated suite of diagnostics software.

Tags: Tools, Snap-on, Diagnostics, Mobile Devices

March 11 2016 - Products

EZ Oil Drain Valve Works With Allison Transmissions

Global Sales Group

The EZ Oil Drain Valve is designed for engine oil changes but the valves can also be used for drains on Allison Transmissions, according to Global Sales Group.

Tags: Vehicle Fluids, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Global Sales Group

February 28 2016 - Products

SKF Expands Warranty Options to 5 or 7 Years

SKF

The package options do not require customers to purchase pre-assembled kits. Instead, customers can continue to purchase and install product as they do today. Fleets can reduce sourcing by using SKF wheel end components on both truck and trailer applications.

Tags: TMC, PSI, SKF, Wheels, Bearings

February 28 2016 - Products

Trailer Light-Out System Shown by Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite Co.

Truck-Lite says its new Light-Out Detection System alerts drivers of one or more trailer lights that are dark. The system replaces the nose box and distributes power among lighting circuits, and signals a light-out condition by illuminating a warning lamp on the trailer’s nose.

Tags: Trailers, CSA, Lighting, Vehicle Inspection, TMC, Truck-Lite

February 28 2016 - Products

Mitchell 1, Noregon Interface Speeds Data Flow for Techs

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 says an update to the interface between its RepairConnect diagnostic trouble-code tool and Noregon’s JPro Professional commercial fleet diagnostics software gives technicians faster access to TruckSeries, the latest version of Mitchell 1’s repair information for Class 4-8 trucks.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, TMC, Mitchell 1, Noregon Systems

February 10 2016 - Products

ArcticPro Uses Smart Tech to Diagnose A/C Problems

Mahle

Mahle Service Solutions’ Smart A/C ArcticPro service machines feature an integrated diagnostic system to test for A/C and HVAC problems during service.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Air Conditioning, HVAC, Repair Shops

February 3 2016 - Products

Alignment Tool Uses Camera-Based Tech

Josam

The Cam-aligner from Josam Products is a heavy-duty wheel alignment tool that uses camera-based technology to align wheels.

Tags: Tools, Wheel Alignment, Tires and Wheels

February 1 2016 - Products

SimpleCheck Tool Identifies Out-of-Adjustment Brakes

Meritor

Meritor has released the AllFit SimpleCheck, air brake stroke measurement tool on its automatic slack adjusters designed to identify out-of-adjustment brakes.

Tags: Meritor, Brakes, Air Brakes, Automatic Slack Adjusters

January 27 2016 - Products

FastSet King Pin Kit Speeds Up Front Axle Repairs

Meritor

Meritor has launched the FastSet King Pin Kit designed to be a quicker solution to aftermarket king pin replacement.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Meritor, HDAW, Front Axles

January 25 2016 - Products

LEDs Light Up Trucks for Repair Work

Rotary Lift

Rotary Lift’s Line Light 4 LED runway light kit is designed to illuminate the underside of a truck when on raised on lifts in a repair shop.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Vehicle Lifts, LED Lighting, Lights

January 21 2016 - Products

Meritor Wabco Updates Toolbox Diagnostic Package

Meritor Wabco

Meritor Wabco has released Toolbox 12, the newest version of its PC-based diagnostic software for fleet technicians with updates to various braking systems support and other improvements.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Information Technology, Meritor Wabco, Technicians

January 6 2016 - Products

Slack Adjusters Fit Bendix, Haldex and Meritor Air Brakes

Ken-Tool

Ken-Tool has announced three tools for adjusting drum air brake linkage to remove slack on trucks and trailers.

Tags: Tools, Brakes, Ken-Tool, Air Brakes

January 5 2016 - Products

Device Sniffs Out Leaks With an Infrared Sensor

Tracer Products

Tracer Products’ TP-9364 Pro-Alert IR Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detector uses an infrared sensor to detect refrigerant leaks in commercial vehicles.

Tags: Refrigerant, Leak, Tracer Products, Leak Detection

January 4 2016 - Products

Kit Includes Tools to Clean Diesel Injector Seats and Bores

Innovative Products of America

Innovative Products of America’s Injector-Seat Cleaning Kit features brushes designed to clean diesel injector seats, bores and cups on most light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Injection, Cleaning Products, Innovative Products of America

December 11 2015 - Products

Phillips 66 Adds Two New Heavy-Duty Transmission Lubricants

Phillips 66 Lubricants

Phillips 66 Lubricants has added two new heavy-duty synthetic transmission lubricants to its commercial product line – Triton Synthetic MTF and Kendall SHP Synthetic MTF.

Tags: Severe Duty, Lubricants, Transmissions, Manual Transmission

November 26 2015 - Products

Freedom Air Filters Pre-Filter for T660

Freedom Air Filters

Freedom Air Filters says its new pre-filter for the Kenworth T660 can extend the life of the truck’s factory air filter by intercepting larger particles of debris.

Tags: Freedom Air Filters, Air Filter, Kenworth

November 24 2015 - Products

EZ Oil Drain Valve Made for CAT Engines

EZ Oil

The latest model of EZ Oil Drain Valve is designed for Caterpillar’s ACERT engine models allowing users to drain oil without the need for tools.

Tags: Engine Oil, Caterpillar, Oil Drain Valve

November 20 2015 - Products

Prolong Says New Oil Features Anti-Friction Metal Treatment

Prolong Super Lubricants

Prolong Super Lubricants offers a new premium diesel engine oil featuring the company's proprietary Anti-Friction Metal Treatment.

Tags: Prolong, Engine Oils

October 28 2015 - Products

TruckSeries Updated With 2015 Model Years

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries software suite covers repair information, labor estimates and diagnostic trouble code procedures for all makes of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Software, Mitchell 1, Repair Shops

October 22 2015 - Products

Shark Fin Separates Wheels With 2.5-Ton Force

Ken-Tool

Ken-Tool’s 34555 Shark Fin Dual Wheel Separation Bag is designed to remove stuck and corroded wheels and tires from truck and trailer axles.

Tags: Tires, Wheels, Ken-Tool, Wheel Separations

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