• Best of the 2014 Truck “Did You Knows”

    Best of the Truck “Did You Knows” The “Did You Know” blog posts from the Mitchell 1 Truck team focus on useful information for truck technicians. They’re interesting and informative nuggets covering a wide range of topics. In 2014, the team wrote about everything from frozen DEF to pressure specifications. We’ve picked out some of […]

  • Which Bus is Which?

    Which Bus is Which? With so many different school bus configurations, knowing the specific types of buses on the road today can give technicians a head start to diagnosis and repair. For instance, knowing the bus type will quickly give you an indication of the equipment levels on the vehicle, including weight class and possible […]

  • Understanding Irregular Tire Wear

    Understanding Irregular Tire Wear Squeezing the most mileage out of your fleet’s tires can be a challenge for fleet managers. One of the keys is to understand the root cause of tire wear, especially irregular wear that potentially shortens tire life. We ran across a great article in Fleet Equipment Magazine that addresses this issue. […]

  • Adding a Custom Operation to a TruckLabor Quote

    Adding a Custom Operation to a TruckLabor Quote From time to time, you may need to add a custom labor operation to your quote. TruckLabor lets you do this quickly in a few easy steps. 1. Create or open an estimate and select the “View Quote” Button to view the Quote. (Click the thumbnails to expand the […]

  • Looking for 2014 Model Truck Info? Here it is!

    Looking for 2014 Model Truck Info? Here it is! 2014 proved to be a fantastic year for new service information for the Mitchell 1 commercial vehicle group! Thousands of diagnostic and repair articles are now available for 2014 model year trucks and busses. Yes, we also added busses this year. Makes such as Blue Bird […]

  • Adding a Sublet Charge to a TruckLabor Quote

    Adding a Sublet Charge to a TruckLabor Quote Do you need to sublet a job to another shop? TruckLabor lets you enter sublet charges in your quote. Create or open an estimate and select the “View Quote” Button to view the Quote.   Select the “Add Item” dropdown menu, which is under any operations that […]

  • Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor

    Changing Shop Settings in TruckLabor Do you need to change labor rates for your quotes in TruckLabor? Or adjust your local tax rate? There are many useful financial settings in TruckLabor that you can control with just a few clicks using the Shop Settings function. Let’s take a quick tour of the Shop Settings that you can adjust. First, select […]

  • Fracture-split Connecting Rods – No, That’s Not a Broken Part

    Fracture-split Connecting Rods – No, That’s Not a Broken Part Actually, a fracture split connecting rod is a technology used in some of the very latest engine designs on the market. Usually, connecting rods and their adjoining end caps are separately forged and machined. Rods may also be forged as a single piece, with a […]

  • 3 Steps to Set Headers & Footers in TruckLabor

    3 Steps to Set Headers & Footers in TruckLabor Would you like to change your shop name or address on your quotes in TruckLabor? How about adding a friendly thank-you note to your customer on the quote? Below are the three quick and easy steps to change the settings in TruckLabor that allow you to customize the headers […]

  • Congrats to the Two-Time SuperTech Grand Champion!

    Congrats to the Two-Time SuperTech Grand Champion! The TMC 2014 SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition is a wrap, and once again it was fantastic to be part of the competition and see so much talent come through the Service Information station. Each year, Mitchell 1’s online repair information software is used in the station for testing, so we […]