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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.

October 7, 2013

The High-Tech Shop

In some fleets, shop operations are completely integrated with the computer systems for dispatch, accounting, mobile communications and outside service providers. In other fleets, technology in the shop may be limited to automated systems for tracking work, labor, parts and inventory.

October 4, 2013

Retreading Wide-base Tires

Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard tires. Minimizing the life-cycle cost of those big wide tires almost demands that they be retreaded.

September 30, 2013

Jaltest ‘All-Brands’ Diagnostic Tool from Spain Covers Many Trucks, Components

The “all-brands” diagnostic system adopted by the WheelTime Network of service shops comes from a Spanish company whose leaders saw the need for a versatile testing device as adjuncts to their growing line of commercial truck components for the aftermarket.

September 12, 2013

Rotary Lift Introduces Mobile Column Lift Rental Program

Rotary Lift has introduced a first mobile column lift rental program. Customers can choose from three of Rotary Lift’s popular Mach series of mobile column lifts: the standard version with 18,000 pounds of capacity per column (MCH418); the wireless model with 18,000 pounds of capacity per column (MCHW418) or the compact model with 13,000 pounds of capacity per column (MCH413).

September 11, 2013

Snap-on Two-Speed Tilt-Back Tire Changer

The new Two-Speed Tilt-Back Tire Changer (EEWH326A) from Snap-on will reduce the amount of time it takes to dismount and mount tires. This tire changer features a two-speed turntable that offers a forward speed of 14 rpm to provide faster throughput when mounting the initial bead.

September 5, 2013

Esco Introduces Tire Runout Gauge

Esco has introduced a Tire Runout Gauge (Part Number 40700) that measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions. The use of this tool can help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration and lengthens the life of tires.

August 6, 2013

Investing in Technician Training

The nearly 200 technicians who work for Inland Truck Parts at its locations in 10 states across the central U.S. can now heading to the Kansas City area to train in a new, dedicated training facility, complete with classroom space for nearly 100 students, three service bays and nine rebuilding benches.

July 2, 2013

Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious

Wheel-ends function as a system: the spindle, hub, and rim (or wheel), as well as the bearings and the fasteners, all work in concert to keep the wheels in place and the tires running straight and true. If one part of the system is out of whack, the results will be seen and felt elsewhere in the system - usually at the tires themselves.

June 19, 2013

5 Ways Software Can Improve Your Bottom Line

It's a rare heavy-duty service shop or parts warehouse/distributor that doesn't use some kind of computer software in its operation. It might be as simple as an accounting package such as QuickBooks, or as complex as a full-featured industry-specific enterprise management package.

June 13, 2013

Stertil-Koni Introduces Freedom Lift

Stertil-Koni announced the introduction of the Freedom Lift, a new series of heavy-duty, hydraulic two-post lifts providing lifting capacity and wheels-free access.

June 3, 2013

7 Steps to Safely Lifting Heavy-Duty Work Vehicles

Stertil-Koni recently announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that fleets and transit authorities should observe prior to lifting heavy-duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities.

January 16, 2013

Rotary Lift Spotline Laser Spotting Guide Now Available for All Vehicle Lifts

Now, owners of any brand of vehicle lift can add Spotline to the bay, thanks to a new retrofit kit that makes the laser spotting guide compatible with most in-ground and surface lifts

January 10, 2013

Gabriel Now Directly Distributes to Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Suppliers and Distributors

The Original Gabriel announced that it is now distributing its Fleetline and GasSLX products directly to heavy-duty aftermarket suppliers and distributors

January 8, 2013

The Business Case for Synthetic Lubes

For years, some fleets have turned to synthetic engine oils for easier starts in cold-weather climates and to help them extend oil drain intervals. But if that's the only selling point you're using for synthetic lubes, it may be time for some consumer education

December 20, 2012

Does the MIL Lamp Spell Aftermarket Opportunity?

Your customers are going to be seeing a lot more of that ubiquitous yellow engine-shaped icon on their dashboard with the latest model trucks.

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