Managing the Shop

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March 8, 2010

Vertical Integration: Friend or Foe?

There is a creeping vertical integration in North American truck manufacturing

March 4, 2010

Four Ways to Make Onsite Product Training More Effective

When you spec a component, often training is part of the package. Training helps established suppliers set themselves apart from those selling cheap parts without any customer support, and generally there's no out-of-pocket expense to the fleet or dealer

January 5, 2010

The Path to Parts Savings: Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Budget

Times are tough. Fleets are scrambling for freight to fill trucks, shippers are beating up carriers on rates, and truckers are keeping their equipment longer because they can't afford to buy new

December 11, 2009

10 Ways Fleet Maintenance Software Can Help Manage Costs and Boost Profitability

Kenworth offers this information to help truck fleet operators with their own maintenance facilities reduce parts inventory, decrease operating costs and increase productivity

August 27, 2009

Choosing the Optimal Tool Cart

Tool carts are available in just about every possible variety, from a simple two tray unit, to super wide units with six or more drawers and a flip lid, not to mention roll cabinet

June 10, 2009

Seeking the SuperTechs: TMC Technician Skills Competition

This month, the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations is holding its fourth annual National Technician Skills Competition, or SuperTech, in conjunction with TMC's fall meeting in Nashville, Tenn

June 10, 2009

Warranty Woes: TMC's universal equipment claim process

Bharat Thacker, a fleet consultant who runs RapidWarranty in Southfield, Mich., tells of visiting a large fleet and being taken to an office area where 30 people worked on nothing but filing warranty claims

May 26, 2009

Shop Safety: Carrying on the Good Fight

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it also makes lots of sense in a truck shop. So say three maintenance managers we interviewed for this article. "Good housekeeping,

May 18, 2009

The Digital Shop: Maintenance Management Software

With the economy in a recession and the trucking industry suffering through what Stifel Nicolaus analysts now say is a freight depression, trucking companies are all looking to cut costs to survive.

April 1, 2007

Creating Peace In The Shop

Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.

June 1, 2006

Shop Waste

Handling shop waste correctly can improve your bottom line, your image and the environment.



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