May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Denise Rondini
No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need for finding qualified technicians and then retaining them.
Tags: Technician Shortage, Technicians, Retention
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high.
Tags: Technicians, Brakes, Remanufactured Parts, Right to Repair, Counterfeit Parts, Aftermarket Parts
December 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks on the road longer, which can reduce the need for additional drivers.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, ACT Research, Technicians, Uptime
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor
Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Wheels, Wheel-offs, Technicians
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
Inland Truck Parts is an independent parts and service operation, but it says the quality of its technicians rival that of OE dealers. Its latest commitment to that is a new 15,000-square-foot training facility in Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.
Tags: Aftermarket, Technician Training, Technicians, Distributors, Inland Truck Parts
April 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Every shop wants its technicians to be as proficient and productive as they can. Yet most shops fail to see the things that are getting in the way of achieving this goal.
Tags: Aftermarket, Managing the Shop, Technicians
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