Mitchell 1 launches Tractor-Trailer.net

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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:

  • Automatic, manual and automated manual transmissions;
  • Single and tandem axles;
  • Air and ABS brakes;
  • Spring and air suspension;
  • More than 6,000 color wiring diagrams;
  • More than 100,000 graphic illustrations; and
  • More than 3,000 unique year/make/model configurations.
  • 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:

  • VIP authentication – eliminates the need to remember a password;
  • VIN decoder – allows users to gather comprehensive vehicle information without first knowing the exact year/make/model;
  • Access for five users simultaneously;
  • Internal and external hyperlinks – allows 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 – lets users trace and highlight wiring circuits, isolate circuits using different colors and hide unneeded circuits;
  • Quick and full word search with text highlighting;
  • Trouble codes linked to diagnostic solutions; and
  • Repair history – allows technicians to return rapidly to their last 50 lookups.
  • “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.

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