• It’s Time to Winterize Your Electrical System

    It’s Time to Winterize Your Electrical System Vehicles endure harsh conditions as they work continuously through the changing seasons. Winter can be one of the harshest because of the various challenges it presents with cold temperatures and extreme weather. In particular, excessive water and moisture from rain and snow are very corrosive and can degrade […]

  • On a Roll: Truck Roll Stability Systems

    On a Roll: Truck Roll Stability Systems Many of us only think about vehicle stability after we’ve had in incident that makes it relevant. Whether it’s an evasive maneuver, poor weather conditions, or anything else, at that moment the need for vehicle stability becomes all too apparent. With regard to commercial vehicles, which are typically […]

  • TruckSeries: How Your Feedback Helps us Help You

    TruckSeries: How Your Feedback Helps us Help You As technicians, our minds work in all kinds of ways. We look for solutions to complex problems and we question everything. We’re always looking for a better way to fix something or solve a problem. Today’s digital world provides us with a massive amount of information, and […]

  • Keep Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid From Voiding Your Warranty

    Keep Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid From Voiding Your Warranty Did you know that using incorrect or contaminated Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) will void your warranty? With the SCR system in today’s trucks, DEF has become an important fluid in our industry, so it’s an important thing to know. How do you keep your warranty intact […]

  • Keep Your Truck All Charged Up in Hot Weather

    Quick Tips to Keep Your Truck All Charged Up in Hot Weather The warmer temperatures during the summer months present some extra challenges for truck maintenance. For instance, your truck’s charging system needs some special attention to ensure peak performance. It’s important to make sure that the truck’s alternator belt is not cracked or frayed, […]

  • Keeping Up With Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Requirements

    Keeping Up With Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Requirements The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is an organization that establishes out-of-service standards for commercial vehicles operating in North America. CVSA Level I and Level V inspections can place a vehicle out of service if violations are discovered during the inspection process. Level 1 inspections review […]

  • How Technology Helps Maximize Fleet Technician Productivity

    How Technology Helps Maximize Fleet Technician Productivity Guest Editorial by Mitchell 1’s Scott DeGiorgio featured in Fleet Maintenance Magazine “Maximizing equipment uptime is always a goal for trucking fleets. Trucks make no money for a fleet when equipment is down. In today’s tight-capacity environment, out-of-service hours mean lost revenue.” This is the opening paragraph of […]

  • TruckSeries: What You See is What You Get

    TruckSeries is built on a modular platform, allowing you to access multiple applications from a single login. It’s a completely new way of accessing your truck repair information, so we thought it would be helpful to explain what you will see when you log in and how it works.

  • Is Your Tractor-Trailer Connection Safe and Secure?

    Is Your Tractor-Trailer Connection Safe and Secure? The very thought of a defective or unreliable tractor-trailer connection is enough to make truck drivers, service professionals and fleet managers shiver. Fleet Equipment Magazine recently ran an excellent article on this important topic: Making Sure Your Tractor-Trailer Connection is Safe, Secure. The article  is filled with practical, detailed information […]

  • No, That's Not a Kitchen in Your Engine

    No, That’s Not a Kitchen in Your Engine Every now and then the question comes up if the proper term for engine oil passages is “galley” or “gallery.” Truck technicians seem to use these terms interchangeably. To determine which of the two words is correct to use for truck and engine repair information, I researched […]