Heavy Duty Truck Parts - Service and Repair
Brass Knuckle releases new SmartShell ergonomic safety gloves

Brass Knuckle has released the SmartShell safety glove, which the company says is engineered to provide protection on multiple fronts while providing flexibility and an ergonomic design. The company says SmartShell naturally shapes to the contours of the hand and flex points, and for extra durability, SmartShell is double-stitched in high-wear areas including fingertips, index

Putting together a solid truck tire service program is a marathon, not a sprint

If the engine is the beating heart of the truck, and the telematics system its brain, then the tires are the legs, enabling it to complete its runs day in and day out. Like any good runner, you can’t expect to make good time on your runs, or complete them incident-free, without a good care

FleetPride acquires All Pro Truck & Trailer of Rockford, Illinois

FleetPride, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of All Pro Truck & Trailer of Rockford, Illinois. All Pro was founded by Brian Hicks in 2000 and offers repair services for customers throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin with 16 service bays, plus onsite, towing, and roadside services. FleetPride will operate the All Pro location

Decisiv Marketplace adds Mitchell 1 repair information software

The TruckLabor Module in Mitchell 1 TruckSeries truck repair information software is available in the Decisiv Marketplace, the company announced. By activating a Mitchell 1 TruckLabor Module subscription, users gain immediate access to an active link that enables them to launch it directly from any case, access the TruckLabor Module, create an operation and import all

Nine truck tire issues that cause premature tire wear and damage

1. Under-inflation / Low tire pressure Under-inflated tires are a leading cause of tire failure on the road. Continental offers regular fleet checks to all its customers to ensure tires are performing at their best. Tires typically lose up to 2% of their air pressure every month. A tire that is underinflated by as little

Heavy haul trailer maintenance advice

Trailer safety is paramount, and that’s doubly so for heavy hauls that come with their own safety operation requirements. Staying on top of heavy haul trailer maintenance is foundational. For heavy haul trailer maintenance advice, Fleet Equipment caught up with Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing, manufacturer of specialty and heavy

NationaLease names Top Techs in annual Tech Challenge

NationaLease announced the winners of its 11th Annual Top Tech Challenge. The competition is designed to give star technicians the opportunity to display their knowledge and technical expertise in a comprehensive written exam and hands-on competition. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s winners were decided on written test scores rather than a hands-on challenge. The

Mitchell 1 TruckSeries truck repair software adds VMRS codes

Mitchell 1 has added Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) codes to its TruckSeries suite of truck repair software solutions for Class 4 to 8 trucks. Mitchell 1 says that repair facilities using the Quotes Module in TruckSeries will be able to easily map labor jobs to VMRS codes, giving the vehicle owner a clear and consistent record of

Help your truck technician team keep their cool this summer

As the global climate changes, many parts of the country are experiencing longer and more intense heat waves. Areas where working outside or in an open service bay may have been pleasant or only occasionally hot in the past are now suffering from increasingly severe heat events. When temperatures get high, people can overheat and

MPA to host diesel starting system webinar training

Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) will host a live, web-based, Part Smart educational program providing OE level training for the professional technician on Thursday, June 17. The webinar covering Diesel Starting Systems, will be taught by Nelson Davis, ASE L-1 Certified Master Technician. The one-hour live event will be held Thursday, June 17, at 12

Diesel Laptops becomes founding affiliate for new association, Repair ACES

Diesel Laptops LLC and Repair ACES (The Association for Commercial Equipment Solutions) announce their partnership. Repair ACES has been created by industry professionals who saw a need and made it a mission to be a resource and advocacy organization to help heavy truck and commercial equipment repair and maintenance businesses thrive, the association noted in

JohnDow adds new diaphragm pump evacuation system kits

JohnDow Industries has introduced two new air-operated diaphragm pump evacuation system kits. These air-operated system kits are available in UL and non-UL listed options and feature leak-free, all-bolted solid cast durable aluminum construction, the company says. Rated for use with diesel, grease, kerosene and oil, these pumps feature O-ring seals and Nitrile diaphragm material, making