Mitchell 1 Introduces First Comprehensive Labor Time Estimating Program for Medium and Heavy Trucks

Mitchell 1 announced the launch of TruckLabor, the first comprehensive labor time estimating product for medium and heavy trucks, during a press conference held March 10 in conjunction with the 2013 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting.

For the first time, truck repair professionals have access to mechanical labor times from a single source. With TruckLabor’s Standard Repair Times (SRTs), technicians, service writers and shop management have instant access to the information they need to determine how long a repair will likely take for any medium- or heavy-duty truck. With this knowledge, they can accurately determine when the vehicle can be back on the road and how to best manage shop workflow to optimize available capacity.

Dave Costantino, director of Mitchell 1’s commercial vehicle group commented, “We are very pleased to launch TruckLabor, a truly ground-breaking labor time estimating solution for the Class 4-8 truck market. We’ve heard from many in the industry that this tool is needed, and we’ve committed significant development resources to make it a reality. This product is a great example of how Mitchell 1 listens to the market and continues to develop innovative solutions to help service professionals increase efficiency and accuracy.”

TruckLabor is a cloud-based system, so labor time data is automatically updated and the shop’s latest estimates are auto-saved for quick retrieval. Technicians always have access to the most current information available, and can rest assured knowing their estimates are accurate and secure. The intuitive navigation guides the user through the steps to quickly generate an estimate: Identify the vehicle by selecting a year/make/model, choose the labor operations and add parts if applicable, then print the estimate.

Key features of the new TruckLabor product include:

  • Standard Repair Times for consistent and accurate estimates
  • Coverage of all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks
  • Estimator tool allows customization of labor rates for different customer types or service operations
  • Automated labor data updates
  • Saved estimates automatically organized in one location
  • Content and technical support from Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 is the leader in mechanical labor estimating times for the automotive aftermarket and has brought this expertise to the TruckLabor solution for Class 4-8 trucks. The comprehensive database of labor times has been developed using a painstaking methodology perfected over decades.

For more information, call 888-724-6742 or visit

Screenshot from the new TruckLabor estimating solution. (Click image to enlarge.)

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.