Technician Training

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March 28, 2016

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.

March 10, 2016

Special Trailer Helps Promote the Trades to Young People

Among the many job openings a new program in Arkansas seeks to fill are truck driving and truck technicians. Tom Berg has the details from TMC in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 16, 2016

The Modern Maintenance Manager: Managing Today's Technicians

With trucks turning into sophisticated equipment resembling computers on wheels, plus increasing emphasis on uptime, controlling costs, and safety and compliance, today’s technicians need to know how to do much more than turn a wrench.

December 15, 2015

First-timer Travis Graham Cleans Up at Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

The 2015 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo wraps up in San Antonio with the awards ceremony.

December 14, 2015

Rush Truck Centers Tech Rodeo Rocks San Antonio

Each year for the past decade Rush Truck Centers has sent its best technicians to compete hear to head in the Tech Skills Rodeo. This year 300 techs from across the network tested for a chance to make the trip to the finals in San Antonio. More than 160 techs and parts specialists made the trip.

December 11, 2015

Registration Open for 2016 Brake Training Sessions

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake will offer 17 in-person sessions in 14 states next year.

September 29, 2015

Technician Clinic to Focus on Axle Maintenance

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will focus on axle maintenance during its 23rd Technician Training Clinic.

July 8, 2015

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

July 6, 2015

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website for training and certifying mechanics on wheel-end repairs.

June 18, 2015

Terex Hosts Annual Service School for Mechanics and Technicians

Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.

June 15, 2015

Meritor’s Mobile Training Van

Meritor launched its mobile training program in 2014 with two training vans designed to deliver onsite product and systems education to warehouse distributors, independent service garages, dealers and fleets in the United States and Canada. Today there are two vans in the US and one in Canada. Photos by Denise Rondini

May 20, 2015

9 Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Technicians

For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.

February 18, 2015

Ryder Training All Its Technicians on NGV Maintenance

Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.

November 24, 2014

Mack Trucks Launches Dealer Technician Competition

Mack Trucks recently launched a new skill contest open to technicians in its dealer network called the Mack Masters Competition. There will be 991 participants making up 263 teams in a competition of hands-on skill and knowledge of Mack systems and procedures.

November 18, 2014

Navistar Training Team Receives National Accreditation

Navistar has announced that its Dealer Education team has received certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for the company’s dealer training programs.

October 17, 2014

Hendrickson Schedules Suspension Training for November

The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.

October 15, 2014

TMD Announces Dates for Brake Training Classes

TMD Friction announced 2015 class dates for its quarterly brake training course. There will be classes on Feb. 4, April 29, Aug. 12, and Nov. 11 in Troy, Mich.

September 29, 2014

SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report

The Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech competition recognizes and improves technicians’ skills. But Mike Delaney's interviews found that winning is not the only thing. It also improves entire companies.

August 20, 2014

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

Peterbilt has expanded the Peterbilt Technician Institute to a second location in Lisle, Ill.

August 19, 2014

'SOLD' Event Designed to Improve Service Businesses

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.

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