NASHVILLE, TN. Mitchell 1 has launched a new labor time estimating tool for medium- and heavy-duty trucks during a press conference yesterday at the 2013 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting.

TruckLabor provides technicians access to mechanical labor times from a single source. With the program’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, Mitchell 1 said.

“We are very pleased to launch TruckLabor, a truly ground-breaking labor time estimating solution for the Class 4-8 truck market,” said Dave Costantino, director of commercial vehicle group. “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.”

TruckLabor is a cloud-based system, so labor time data is automatically updated and the shop’s latest estimates are auto-saved for quick retrieval. Technicians always have access to the most current information available. According to the company, the intuitive navigation guides the user through the steps to quickly generate an estimate based on vehicle year/make/model, the labor operations required, and parts if applicable.

TruckLabor includes coverage of all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks.