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  • Adding a Sublet Charge to a TruckLabor Quote

    Adding a Sublet Charge to a TruckLabor Quote Do you need to sublet a job to another shop? TruckLabor lets you enter sublet charges in your quote. Create or open an estimate and select the “View Quote” Button to view the Quote.   Select the “Add Item” dropdown menu, which is under any operations that […]

  • Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor

    Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor Do you need to change labor rates for your quotes in TruckLabor? Or adjust your local tax rate? There are many useful financial settings in TruckLabor that you can control with just a few clicks using the Shop Settings function. Let’s take a quick tour of the Shop Settings that you can adjust. First, select […]

  • Fault Code Protocols for J1587 & J1939

    Fault Code Protocols for J1587 & J1939 Repair-Connect.net uses several different diagnostic protocols as defined by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). In this blog post, we’ll look at the older J1587 protocol and its replacement, the J1939 diagnostic protocols used on today’s commercial vehicles. SAE originally developed the J1587 protocol for heavy-duty and most medium-duty […]

  • 3 Steps to Set Headers & Footers in TruckLabor

    3 Steps to Set Headers & Footers in TruckLabor Would you like to change your shop name or address on your quotes in TruckLabor? How about adding a friendly thank-you note to your customer on the quote? Below are the three quick and easy steps to change the settings in TruckLabor that allow you to customize the headers […]

  • 4 Steps to Set Print Options in TruckLabor

    4 Steps to Set Print Options in TruckLabor Do you need to print a disclosure statement on your TruckLabor quotes for legal purposes? Or do you need a place for customers to sign off on the estimate?  Those are just a few of the print settings you can adjust in the TruckLabor software. Below are four easy steps […]

  • Add a Note to a TruckLabor Quote

    How to Add a Note to a TruckLabor Quote At times you may need to add a custom note to a specific customer’s quote in TruckLabor. It’s quick and easy to do this — just follow the four steps below (click the thumbnails to enlarge the images).  1. Create or open an estimate and select the “View Quote” […]

  • Cabin Air Filters Help You Breathe Easy

    Cabin Air Filters Help You Breathe Easy Work trucks are often exposed to extremely dusty operating conditions. However, owners of newer trucks may have noticed that the air conditioning system seems to do a great job at keeping the dust out of the cab. There’s a good reason for the cleaner air in the cab, […]

  • Print the Spec Tables You Need

    Tractor-Trailer.net or Medium-Truck.net How to Print the Spec Tables You Need Sometimes, all you really need to complete a job are the specifications. However, trying to remember the specifications on the way back to the job after looking them up can be a challenge. Was that torque specification 20 ft. lbs. or 20 in. lbs.? Granted, you […]

  • Find Your Truck Engine

    Find Your Engine in Tractor-Trailer.net Are you in a hurry to find some information for the engine on your truck? There is a quick way to locate troubleshooting or mechanical information for every engine covered in Tractor-Trailer.net. Log in and follow the steps below for your own vehicle (we use a 1990 Kenworth in this example): 1) Under “Vehicle Type,” enter “Truck.” […]

  • It’s a Snap to Work on Multiple Trucks

    It’s a Snap to Work on Multiple Trucks in Repair-Connect.net Few shops work on one truck at a time. So having multiple technicians accessing different code data on multiple trucks can be cumbersome. Fortunately, Repair-Connect.com makes it easy to transition between trucks. Just follow the steps below to use the History tab (see below, highlighted in green). The […]