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The 3 key elements that drive shop safety 

Inattention to detail could lead to serious consequences in a dangerous, busy shop environment.

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Spring cleaning the HVAC system

As the season changes so too does the HVAC system’s role. Make sure it’s ready for the heat.

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Catch up on the news from TMC 2023 media day

Some call the Sunday before TMC a marathon while others call it back-to-back wind sprints. Whatever you call it, the result is the same: a deluge of truck industry news focused on service and uptime solutions. Sixteen press conferences brought news from every corner of trucking–from data-driven service solutions to suppliers updating their latest products.

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Mitchell 1 incorporates TMC Recommended Practices into TruckSeries Software

Mitchell 1 obtained licensed permission from TMC to incorporate the RP collection in TruckSeries.

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Mind your axle to prepare for the unexpected

Finding the root cause of leaks is important, even if the surfaces and gaskets appear to be in good condition.

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Mitchell 1 talks service information for new, complex vehicles

EV trucks and ADAS bring transitions to the heavy-duty vehicle repair segment.

A balancing act with tires

More years ago than I might care to admit –  44 years to tell the truth – I became aware of the independent repair shop near my home. As a sophomore in high school, the need for a future career lurked in my subconscious but being a mechanic was not in the embryonic plan. Nevertheless,

Mitchell 1 highlights support for heavy-duty EV service

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly being adopted in the commercial vehicle market.  The numbers in use will only accelerate as charging networks become more common and fleets embrace the technology to reduce maintenance times and otherwise improve efficiencies and reduce overall costs.  One of the challenges that will face fleets adopting EVs in their business

When lubricating truck hub bearings think like a Dippy Bird

Not long ago, someone asked how I come up with ideas for these articles. How exciting it would be if I could claim the topics rolled from my mind because of vast personal technical knowledge and experience. Granted, to a degree the article ideas are the result of some 40 years in the industry. Nevertheless,

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Mitchell 1 awards TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion a TruckSeries subscription

Mitchell 1 has awarded the TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion, Phillip Pinter, a Michigan-based FedEx technician, a one-year subscription to TruckSeries software. Pinter claimed the title during the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s National Technicians Skills Competitions, held last week in Cleveland, Ohio. As the top finisher, he will have access to all of

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Removing security locks can be frustrating. For example: Lunch time!

I grab the bread and begin to unwind the bag twist tie only to discover it grows tighter. Maybe the wire in the tie got knotted together? Or maybe someone thought twisting the tie 50 times would be funny. Am I tightening the tie instead of loosening it? Turning the tie counter-clockwise to the left

The unintended ADAS consequences of seemingly unrelated truck repairs

A truck rolls into a service shop and needs a radiator replaced. The technician dutifully does the job, moving components out of the way, replacing the radiator and putting everything back into place. The truck rolls out, but when the truck rolls under certain overpasses, a shuddering of the active brake assist systems runs through

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