Mitchell 1 introduces first comprehensive labor time estimating program

The announcement was made at a press conference held in conjunction with the 2013 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting taking place in Nashville, TN.


For the first time, truck repair professionals have access to mechanical labor times from a single source, he said. With TruckLabor's Standard Repair Times (SRTs), technicians, service writers and shop management have instant access to the information they need to determine how long a repair will likely take for any medium or heavy duty truck. 

With this knowledge, they can accurately determine when the vehicle can be back on the road and how to best manage shop workflow to optimize available capacity, he continued. 

TruckLabor is "a truly ground-breaking labor time estimating solution for the Class 4 to 8 truck market," said Costantino. "We've heard from many in the industry that this tool is needed, and we've committed significant development resources to make it a reality. 

"This product is a great example of how Mitchell 1 listens to the market and continues to develop innovative solutions to help service professionals increase efficiency and accuracy." 

Cloud-based system

Truck Labor is a cloud-based system that launches from a desktop icon. A such, labor time data is automatically updated and the shop's latest estimates are auto-saved for quick retrieval,

Costantino said. Technicians always have access to the most current information available and can rest assure knowing their estimates are accurate and secure.'

The intuitive navigation guides the user through the steps to quickly generate an estimate that identifies the vehicle by selecting a year/make/model, chooses the labor operations and add parts if applicable, then prints the estimate. 

Key features of the new TruckLabor product include: 

- Standard Repair Times for consistent and accurate estimates.

- Coverage of all makes and models of Class 4 to 8 trucks. 

- An estimator tool that allows customization of labor rates for different customer types or service operations.

- Automated labor data updates.

- Saved estimates automatically organized in one location.

- Content and technical support from Mitchell 1. 

The comprehensive database of labor times has been developed using a painstaking methodology perfected over decades. 

For more information, call 888-724-6742 or visit www.mitchell1.com/truck.

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