Mack Talks Over the Air Software Updates [Video]

Mack Trucks highway product manager Stu Russoli explains Mack Over the Air at the Mid-America Trucking Show, detailing the feature that can download wireless software updates for various systems on the truck.


Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J trucks because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

Jeff Harris, vice president, maintenance, USA Truck, is TMC's 2018 Chairman. Photo: USA Truck


Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians

This year's chairman of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council says it all starts with truck technicians. Read our interview with USA Truck's Jeff Harris.

Hendrickson added new training videos to its online portal Image: Hendrickson


Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal,


UStart Engine Starting System Available for Class 7-8 Trucks

Ioxus has added a uStart energy storage solution for Class 7 and Class 8 day cab trucks and tractors with up to 12-liter engines.

As truck OEMs use more advanced materials for body surfaces, education and training has become vital for body and paint technicians. Photo: 3M


Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired Is Good for the Bottom Line

Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the trucking industry will need an estimated 67,000 new technicians and 75,000 diesel engine specialists by 2022. Photo: Ryder


The Battle for Diesel Technicians

As fleets face off against the growing technician shortage, the need grows for partnerships with educational institutions and enhanced recruiting and retention efforts.

ACOFAS is offering training for technicians on DOT vehicle inspection compliance. Photo: Evan Lockridge


ACOFAS Presentation to Teach Technicians About DOT Inspections

ACOFAS is offering a presentation demonstrating and educating technicians on how to properly inspect a vehicle.

Mercedes Benz vans has developed potential logistics concepts involving electric vans, robots, drones, and smart autonomous loading systems. Photo: Mercedes-Benz


What Do Final Mile Trends Mean for Equipment and Maintenance Managers?

As urban centers increasingly battle problems with pollution and congestion while e-commerce grows by leaps and bounds, we’ll see changing technologies in last-mile logistics – and changing maintenance challenges.

Ever since automatic brake adjusters (ABA, also called automatic slack adjusters) were first required by law in 1994, many drivers and surprisingly, brake technicians, still respond to an over-stroking S-cam brake by manually readjusting the device rather than determining the root cause of the problem. Photo: Jim Park


TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.


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