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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.

October 27, 2013

Full-Service Truck Repair and Maintenance Comes to Inland Truck Parts in Tulsa

Inland has expanded its presence in the Tulsa area. After years of serving the truck parts needs of the local community at 5454 South 108th East Avenue, Inland has acquired a second location to provide full-service truck repair and maintenance.

October 22, 2013

Decisiv Offers Days Out of Service Impact Calculator

Decisiv, a provider of Service Relationship Management platforms for fleet maintenance, announced the availability of a Days Out of Service Impact Calculator designed to enable fleets to calculate the impact of DOS on bottom line profitability.

October 16, 2013

MAHA Introduces Wireless Mobile Column Lifts with Precision Ball-Screw Lifting Technology

MAHA USA has introduced its new and redesigned MCL family of ball-screw-powered mobile column lifts. The new, wireless lifts also exponentially expand the variety of tire profiles and vehicles that can now be served by wireless mobile lifts.

October 15, 2013

Stertil-Koni Introduces New Version of Earthlift

Stertil-Koni has introduced a new generation of its “green” hydraulic mobile column lift, Earthlift, now with a lifting capacity of 18,500 pounds per column.

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