Mitchell 1 Launches Tractor-Trailer.netâ„¢
The First Complete Web-Based Heavy-Duty Vehicle Service and Repair Database

Las Vegas, NV – January 24, 2006 –Mitchell 1, veteran provider of technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, today announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week the availability of its web-based heavy-duty vehicle service and repair information database, is the trucking industry’s first complete service and repair information source for all heavy-duty tractors, dry vans and reefers dating back to 1990.

Updated monthly, will require no software installation and comes complete with tractor, trailer and reefer service and repair information, including sub-circuit color wiring diagrams for over 1,100 Class 7 & 8 tractors, 1800 trailers, and 200 reefers. Content will include service and repair information for:
• Automatic, manual and automated manual transmissions
• Single and Tandem axles
• Air and ABS brakes
• Spring and air suspension
• Over 6,000 color wiring diagrams
• Over 100,000 graphic illustrations
• Over 3,000 unique year/make/model configurations

To write the database, Mitchell 1 employed a staff of 45 ASE certified technicians, 23 of which are Truck Certified, with 13 being Master Truck Certified. ASE certification is only awarded to technicians that have at least two years of hands-on experience and pass one or more of ASE’s forty rigorous specialty exams.

This easy-to-navigate web-based product features:
• IP Authentication – eliminates the need to remember a password
• VIN Decoder – allows users to gather comprehensive vehicle information without first knowing the exact year/make/model
• Access for 5 users simultaneously
• Internal & External Hyperlinks – allows users to jump several pages forward or backward within an article or to jump from one article to another, thus eliminating unnecessary scrolling
• Circuit Select™ – lets users trace and highlight wiring circuits, isolate circuits using different colors, and hide unneeded circuits
• Quick & Full Word Search with Text Highlighting
• Trouble codes linked to diagnostic solutions
• Repair History – allows technicians to rapidly return to their last 50 lookups

“After 80 years of providing repair information to the transportation industry, we know just how difficult it is to get good, solid service information for heavy-duty vehicles,” stated Dave Costantino, director of heavy-duty market development for Mitchell 1. “With the trucking industry experiencing a critical diesel technician shortage, two years ago we decided to form our own team of highly skilled diesel technicians, each with a specialized area of expertise. The end result is an easily understood, simple to navigate service and repair database, designed by technicians for technicians. It’s the first of its kind and we believe it will revolutionize the heavy-duty vehicle repair and maintenance business.” will be available to fleets, owner-operators, truck stop owners, independent service facilities, dealerships and technical training schools.

About Mitchell 1
Headquartered in Poway, California, Mitchell 1 has continuously provided top-quality repair information solutions to the transportation industry for more than 80 years. Mitchell 1 is a recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence award and currently employs over 45 ASE certified Technicians, 23 of which are Truck certified, with 13 being Master Truck Technicians. Combined, Mitchell 1 Technical Editors maintain over 600 ASE certifications, and 12 employees have attained QUAD MASTER and WORLD CLASS status. The Mitchell 1 family of products includes a complete line of integrated software tools designed to improve repair shop productivity including, the trucking industry’s first complete web-based heavy-duty vehicle service and repair database. For more information regarding Mitchell 1 products, service professionals may visit the company’s website at For more information on please visit To order please visit Mitchell’s Product Catalog.

To contact a Sales representative please call: 888-883-8570

About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.