• Stationary Regeneration – We’ve Got You Covered

    Sample diesel particulate filter system

    The DPF’s function is to trap diesel particulates so they cannot cause pollution. These particulates are usually burnt through normal engine operation (active regeneration), but when temperatures in the system are not high enough to burn thoroughly, these particulates can build up and trigger the “DPF Regen Needed” light to illuminate on your dash.

  • Service Updates – You Bet!

    ServiceUpdatesIt is possible you may be replacing a part that is actually good due to a procedure change or chasing down the wrong component, circuit, etc. Always check the service information for the vehicle procedure you are working on to ensure you have the latest information.

  • Braking System Considerations — Disc or Drum?

    DiscBrake_Mitchell1There are several aspects to think about when considering a braking system for a commercial truck, but one of the first decisions is most likely going to be between disc and drum brakes. Each type has pros and cons that will impact different users in differing circumstances.

  • Diagnosing Parasitic Loads

    TruckSeries_WiringDiagram_featuredWith increasing electronic controls in modern trucks, parasitic loads are becoming a larger concern for today’s fleets. Diagnosing them can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.

  • Electrical Gremlins

    Gremlins_featuredThe term “gremlin” dates from World War II when it referred to mythical creatures that caused mechanical or electrical faults in airplanes or machinery. Their modern equivalent lives on in car and truck electrical systems.

  • Tank Considerations for Alternative Fuels

    NaturalGas_CNG-Tank_FeaturedOver time, and especially the past 15 years, natural gas has seen an enthusiastic reception into fleets around the globe and helped to ease the rising cost of oil. But the components for these fuels have different requirements than components on gas or diesel fueled trucks.