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September 20, 2017

FedEx Freight Dominates 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean came away with an unprecedented third TMC SuperTech title at the 2017 competition held in Orlando, Florida.

September 20, 2017

Commentary: Fast-Tracking Technicians

The TechSpedite program teaches technicians how to do the job not just from a technical perspective but from a personal and professional perspective too, explains Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her September column.

September 18, 2017

Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

The shortage of able technicians is going to bite us if we don’t find a fix. In fact, it already is, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

September 15, 2017

Love’s Acquires Speedco from Bridgestone Americas

Love’s Travel Stops and Bridgestone Americas reached an agreement for Love’s to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry.

September 13, 2017

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

September 7, 2017

Vipar Heavy Duty, Meritor Establish Long-Term Alliance

Vipar Heavy Duty and Meritor announced a new long-term agreement to offer Meritor’s products through the Vipar Heavy Duty network and its family of companies.

August 24, 2017

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available Through Zonar

Zonar and Cummins Inc. announced the availability of Cummins Connected Diagnostics to customers using Zonar's smart fleet management solution, delivering critical information to operations managers that can help optimize the performance of their fleets.

August 22, 2017

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trailer Alignment

Proper trailer axle/wheel alignment is critical to maximizing tire life, and it's only become more important with the use of wide-base single tires on trailers for fuel economy and weight savings.

August 17, 2017

Love's Adds Oil Changes to Tire Care Facilities

Love’s Truck Tire Care has made diesel engine motor oil changes available at more than 130 locations.

August 16, 2017

Data Fuels TMW's Predictive Maintenance Software

TMT's new Predict.Fault Code is a maintenance application designed to predict engine and aftertreatment component failures up to three days in advance. HDT's Jim Beach digs deeper with this report from the TMW/PeopleNet user conference.

August 15, 2017

TMW Introduces TMT Predictive Maintenance Software

TMW Systems introduced a predictive maintenance application, TMT Predict.Fault Code, that helps fleets anticipate and address potential vehicle breakdowns and other unscheduled service needs before they occur.

July 21, 2017

FleetPride Expands with New Orleans Location

The new FleetPride New Orleans branch is located at 6500 Powell Street. An official grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

July 20, 2017

Federal-Mogul Boosts Air Disc Brake Production Capacity

Federal-Mogul's Abex ADBHD1369 air disc brake pads will now be produced at an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified manufacturing facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

June 30, 2017

Bosch Debuts Class 4-8 Diagnostic Scan Tool

The new HDS 200 is is designed to be an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for technicians working on Class 4 - 8 trucks. It's ruggedized and features a color display with clear diagnostic trouble codes.

June 30, 2017

SAF Holland Refocuses on Aftermarket Parts

SAF Holland is committed to building a world class aftermarket parts fulfillment program, with new initiatives aimed at easy use, and fast turn-around times.

June 28, 2017

Stertil-Koni Combines Touch-Screen Controls with Ecolift

The ebright Smart Control Lift allows Ecolift technicians to track data and measure lift height from their console.

June 16, 2017

TechSpedite Offers Expedited New-Technician Training

One company has developed a program aimed at tackling the technician shortage, with an expedited training program promising to create work-ready technicians.

June 15, 2017

Reports: The Final Piece of the Outsourcing Equation

One concern fleets have when considering outsourcing their maintenance and repair is that they will lose control over that portion of their operation. Paying attention to reporting can help address that fear.

June 1, 2017

Webinar Explores Benefits of Outsourcing Fleet Maintenance

Listen in as fleet managers discuss their experience with outsourcing and how it has affected their cost control, quality of service, and vehicle uptime.

May 11, 2017

On the Spot: U.S. Xpress Max-imum Tech Competition [Video]

U.S. Xpress hosted its second annual technician competition in its Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility. In this video, HDT's Deborah Lockridge explores how the competition keeps U.S. Xpress's technicians on top of the latest technology to keep the fleet's trucks on the road.

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