In the Shop

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September 29, 2014

SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report

The Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech competition recognizes and improves technicians’ skills. But Mike Delaney's interviews found that winning is not the only thing. It also improves entire companies.

July 7, 2014

How Superior Bulk Logistics Saved Hundreds of Thousands on Warranty Costs

When Superior Bulk Logistics implemented the warranty management function of its fleet maintenance software, it was expecting to save $500,000 in the first year. By May, it was already more than halfway there.

June 3, 2014

IPA Releases Kit for Restoring Vehicle Light Bulb Sockets

IPA introduces the new Light Socket Brush Kit to its line of electrical contact cleaning tools.

May 13, 2014

Permatex Introduces Fast Orange Hand Cleaner with Odor Eliminator Technology

Permatex has added a new, solvent-free hand cleaner specially designed for professional technicians. Fast Orange Professional Hand Cleaner uses the latest advances in hand cleaners with cleaning capability infused with new odor eliminating technology.

April 10, 2014

Bee Line Announces Laser Computer Alignment System

Bee Line has announced the LC7580 Laser Computer Alignment System, which will allow a shop to align the smallest passenger vehicle, the largest commercial tractor and everything in between.

March 13, 2014

TMT First Step Designed to Identify Undiagnosed Fault Codes

TMW Systems introduced TMT First Step, a diagnostic and intake system that helps fleets reduce their risk from undiagnosed vehicle fault codes in medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.

February 18, 2014

Rotary Lift Introduces MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift

Rotary Lift’s new MW-500 Mobile Wheel Lift can remove and position any size wheel or tire weighing up to 500 pounds, making it much easier and more ergonomic for technicians to work on heavy-duty trucks, buses and construction equipment.

February 10, 2014

Commentary: Getting Ready For Discs

Have you been avoiding spec’ing your vehicles with air disc brakes because you think they are not seeing widespread use or because you have concerns about the cost of maintaining them? Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini says you may be surprised.

February 5, 2014

Rotary Lift Introduces New Lighting Solutions for All Vehicle Lift Users

Rotary Lift has introduced Tech Lights, an innovative new line of LED shop lights. The Rotary Lift Tech Lights series offers powerful lighting options that can be adapted to meet a variety of service bay needs. Each light comes with mounting clips that are magnetic, so the lights can be set up in a variety of locations without drilling.

February 4, 2014

Death in the Tire Shop

A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

January 30, 2014

Timken Launches Online Technical Training

The Timken Co. announced the launch of Timken Tech Series for Commercial Vehicles, an online training program for professional technicians and distributors. Available at www.timken.com/techseries, the training starts with tapered roller bearings. Courses covering lubricants, driveline center support bearings, seals and other topics will be added periodically.

January 27, 2014

Bendix Announces 2014 Brake Training School Schedule

Bendix has announced the 2014 schedule for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School, continuing its efforts to support and educate both new and experienced technicians.

January 13, 2014

Kiene Diesel Develops Another Clutch Caddy Adapter

Kiene Diesel developed a new adapter for the multifunctional Clutch Caddy. The CC2066 DPF kit includes a support tray, a matched set of ballistic nylon JackSacks and a 2-inch Load Hugger Safety Strap to secure the load.

January 9, 2014

Dossier Adds Audit Trail for Fleet Management Tracking

Arsenault Associates has introduced a new Audit Trail Option to Dossier, its fleet maintenance management software. Audit Trail provides a history of all transactions in Dossier, including who in an organization did what and when.

December 31, 2013

Lifting Up Your Shop

Whether you have lifts in your shop or not, there are some factors to consider before purchasing a lift or when determining whether the lift you have is right for your needs.

November 22, 2013

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.

November 21, 2013

Hunter Introduces WinAlign HD Alignment System

Hunter’s new WinAlign HD alignment system allows fleet operators to perform truck and trailer alignments without unhooking the trailer from the tractor, maximizing workflow and reducing setup time.

November 13, 2013

IPA Introduces Diamond-Coated Point/Contact Cleaners

The professional solution for cleaning and enhancing spade electrical contacts, the Diamond-Coated Point/Contact Cleaners are the newest addition to IPA's line of contact care tools. This three-piece series set features a highly abrasive diamond coating designed to increase the contact life of electrical connections and reduce diagnostic guesswork.

November 8, 2013

ALI Introduces Online Lift Safety Training

The Automotive Lift Institute has developed an interactive, online vehicle lift safety course based on its Lifting It Right DVD. ALI is partnering with dealer services provider KPA, which has trained more than 1 million automotive industry professionals, to produce and deliver the online program. It will be available in early 2014.

October 29, 2013

Ken-Tool Introduces the Professional Super Single Axle Drain Pan

Ken-Tool announced its latest new product, the Professional Super Single Axle Drain Pan. The new drain pan solves the problem of gear oil and grease drips and spills on wheels and tires, and on shop floors when servicing the axles of trucks and trailers.

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