Mitchell 1, a 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. Mitchell 1 says 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, the company says, and it comes complete with tractor, trailer and reefer service and repair information, including sub-circuit color wiring diagrams for more than 1,100 Class 7 and 8 tractors, 1,800 trailers and 200 reefers. Content, according to Mitchell 1, will include service and repair information for:
To write the Tractor-Trailer.net database, Mitchell 1 says it employed a staff of 45 ASE certified technicians, 23 of which are truck-certified, with 13 being Master Truck Certified. ASE certification only is awarded to technicians that have at least two years of hands-on experience and pass one or more of ASE’s 40 specialty exams. The company says the easy-to-navigate Web-based product features:
“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,” says Dave Costantino, director of heavy-duty market development for Poway, Calif.-based 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.