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.

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline


Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Shane Gilliam senior vice president of sales at Noregon giving the company's presentation at the TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: Jim Park


Noregon Updates JPro Professional, Adds Educational Module

Noregon has issued a major update for its in-shop diagnostic and repair solution, JPro Professional 2018 v1.

Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available. Photo: Volvo Trucks


Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

Volvo customers can now remotely update powertrain configurations on select engine and truck models.


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