Heavy Duty Truck Parts - Service and Repair
Mitchell 1 expands text messaging availability in Truck Shop Management software

MessageCenter, the texting app integrated with Mitchell 1’s Manager SE Truck Edition truck shop management software, is now available for commercial vehicle repair facilities throughout Canada and the U.S. With the two-way texting app, service providers using the Manager SE Truck Edition system for truck shop management can communicate with customers for time and cost

Wrench acquires Lemon Squad

Wrench has agreed to acquire Lemon Squad, an automotive inspection company. Andy Dabbs, president and chief executive officer of Lemon Squad, will join Wrench as general manager of inspections, and the company’s network of 2,800 inspectors will become part of Wrench’s extended team. Through the acquisition of Lemon Squad, Wrench customers and fleet operators can

Trailer fires: Is CPM data required?

In past years, brake chambers lasted for a long time. We never really had any issue with chambers, almost to the point that we never even looked at them. If you ask most mechanics, they would say “yes, I check them”—but more questions would reveal that they don’t look too closely. This is not to

Growing professionally at Venezia Bulk Transport

At Venezia Bulk Transport, Jason Mathias is known for his knowledge and his skill at meeting the fleet’s unique trailer maintenance needs.

Tracking tool ROI in the fleet shop

It’s more than just having the right tool. It’s also knowing how you use it.

Bendix offers tips to prepare for CVSA International Roadcheck

In 2019, almost two-thirds, or 64.4%, of the vehicles taken out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck had violations related to brake systems, tires and wheels, and brake adjustment. Bendix says the statistic emphasizes the importance of foundational maintenance, and its role in keeping vehicles on the road and operating

DTNA selects FleetNet as new Roadside Assistance partner

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has introduced new roadside assistance programs for both Freightliner and Western Star customers. Under the new programs, DTNA will utilize FleetNet America to provide emergency roadside assistance services, including towing and recovery, mobile truck repair, tire repair and more. The new programs are designed to give Freightliner and Western Star

FleetPride acquires Triple K Fleet Services of Harrisburg, PA

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired the assets of Triple K Fleet Services, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with two other locations in Carlisle and York. Owner Rod Coupal named it Triple K for his three children (Kellie, Kyle and Kaitlin) and opened it for business in 2006. “The addition of Triple K expands our ability to reach

Must-do truck battery maintenance in the shop

You want to catch as many potential truck battery problems before they happen as you can, and that means checking the truck electrical system during preventative maintenance. Here’s how to get started. First, safety. “Technicians should always follow the shop rules for PPE equipment,” said Larry Rambeaux, sales application engineer for Purkeys. “The most obvious

Discount Tire talks meeting the local needs of light-duty fleets

Light-duty vehicles have seen a boost in operations during the pandemic. From last-mile delivery to contract service providers and the like, commercial vans and light-duty trucks are rolling large to meet essential business demands—and with that comes increased service needs. “What’s interesting, specifically with a model like Amazon, is it’s more of a franchise model

Cumberland International Trucks of Tennessee acquires Maudlin International of Florida

Cumberland International Trucks, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee has acquired Maudlin International Trucks, LLC of Florida. Maudlin International is a full-service International dealer that has been in operation for over 23 years with father/son team John and Mike Maudlin at the helm. Cumberland Companies will now serve the southeast with a total of 10 locations in

Hidden pearls of mechanic wisdom

Virtually every technician in the vehicle service industry with more than a few years of experience knows the mechanic proverbs passed from one generation to the next. These proverbs are basic wisdom in a simple, yet memorable form that help the technician in performing maintenance and repairs. It really is okay to admit that the