High-Tech announces truck maintenance tool

by Canadian Shipper

Las Vegas, Nev.–Mitchell 1, provider of technical information for vehicle maintenance, service and repair, has announced the availability of its web-based heavy-duty vehicle service and repair information database, Tractor-Trailer.net. Tractor-Trailer.net 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, Tractor-Trailer.net 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, says the company. 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, and over 3,000 unique year/make/model configurations.

This easy-to-navigate web-based product features: IP Authentication, which eliminates the need to remember a password, a VIN Decoder, which allows users to gather comprehensive vehicle information without first knowing the exact year/make/model, access for 5 users simultaneously, internal & external hyperlinks, which allow 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 , which 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, and repair history, which allows technicians to rapidly return to their last 50 lookups.

To write the Tractor-Trailer.net 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.
“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.”

Tractor-Trailer.net will be available to fleets, owner-operators, truck stop owners, independent service facilities, dealerships and technical training schools.

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