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  • Surprise! Time to Prepare for a DOT Inspection

    Do you like surprises? Most of us would say yes, if it was a pleasant surprise. One surprise you probably would not appreciate is an unscheduled Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspection. But fear not…because with Mitchell 1 TruckSeries by your side you can be prepared for any surprise inspection that may come your way. Learn how to prepare for a DOT inspection in this blog.

  • A Common-Sense Approach to Smooth Out the Ride

    A harsh ride in a truck is usually never considered a “fun ride.”  When it comes to vehicle operation, the definition of what constitutes a rough or harsh ride depends largely upon the operator and occupants. When the vehicle occupant feels like there is little or reduced separation between the road and their body, the ride is considered harsh/rough. Learn how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help keep your truck and ride running “smooth as possible” in this blog.

  • GETTING YOUR TRUCK/FLEET READY FOR SUMMER

    It’s always a good idea to perform a summer maintenance inspection on your trucks/fleet – especially if those trucks have possibly been sitting for extended periods of time. This will help ensure safe vehicle operation and eliminate unscheduled equipment downtime that can eat away at your bottom line. Here are some quality tips from our own Ken Wagner on how to get your trucks ready for those summer months!

     

  • Getting Back to the Basics When Establishing Data Points for Fleet Maintenance

    Virtually every business wants to establish goals even a Truck Repair Shop. When establishing a goal, it helps to have a starting point, because moving to a new point demands some sense of direction as to what needs to be done to get there. Let’s take a look at some basic data points that can help establish a starting point for tracking toward a future state in this blog.

  • How to Be Proactive with Diesel Injector Replacements

    Properly functioning fuel injectors though small are a crucial component of any vehicle. Regular maintenance and replacement help keep your fleet on the road quicker and without interruption. Here are some pro tips from our own Chris Wenberg on somethings he has learned from his years turning wrenches in this blog.

  • Convert That to What?

    Did you know that the ProDemand and TruckLabor products have a tool that can satisfy all your conversion needs? There’s no need to leave the product or use search engines to find conversion tools from somewhat questionable sites. This is just one small tool that can save you time. Find out where it is and how to use this simple tool here.

  • Forgot Your Password? No Problem!

    Do you have about a million passwords floating around in your head? If you’ve forgotten your password — or need to reset your password — to access ProDemand or TruckSeries repair information software, it’s quick and easy! Just follow these steps…

  • Are You Suffering from Fault Code Overload?

    The power of 1SearchPlus, combined with interactive wiring diagrams and full-color high resolution digital pictures, will simplify diagnosis and repair of fault code related failures. This is one of the many features within Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries maintenance software that will help increase your shop’s productivity, improve customer satisfaction and grow your business.

  • Is Your Truck Cab Smelling Fishy?

    Yes, Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. The sky is clearing. The sweet smell of blooming flowers fills the fresh Spring air. The warming air serves as a welcoming announcement that the cold closeness that winter demands is slowly fading into history for another year. But what about your cabin smell? Don’t let those unwelcome fishy odors deter your enjoyment of warmer and brighter days and here’s how.

  • Not Your Ordinary Wiring Diagram

    When it comes to organizing paraphernalia for maintenance and repairs, technicians understand that it is  paramount to keep commonly used tools within easy reach at all times.  You want to know where your items are located so you can grab them as needed while executing your “craft.” Thats where Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries comes to help by keeping all the pertinent information  you need available in “easy to reach” ways. Learn more about it here in this blog.