Technicians

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April 24, 2017

U.S. Xpress MAXimum Tech Competition [Photos]

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress hosted its second annual technician competition in its Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility on April 20. HDT's Deborah Lockridge was there and has these photos.

April 21, 2017

U.S. Xpress Technicians Vie for Spot at TMC SuperTech

After a two-day competition at U.S. Xpress’ Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility, five tractor technicians and two trailer technicians will be heading to the national SuperTech competition held by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council — and the truckload carrier will have more insight into where its techs need more training.

March 1, 2017

Hendrickson Academy Offers Online Maintenance Training

Hendrickson has launched an interactive online education portal called the Hendrickson Academy that provides video-based maintenance and repair procedures for many of the company’s suspensions and components.

January 20, 2017

Is Your Electrical Maintenance Doing the Job?

Electrical problems will bring a truck to its knees, no matter how humble the source of the problem. Prevention begins with proper maintenance.

January 6, 2017

Clip-On Ammeter Detects Parasitic Load

Purkey’s Milliamp Clip-On Ammeter is designed to detect parasitic loads by accurately measuring low current in electrical systems without disconnecting cords from the power source.

December 19, 2016

Great Dane's Technician Training Program Accredited by ASE

Great Dane has received accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for its service technician training program.

December 14, 2016

Third Time the Charm for Rush Tech Rodeo Champ

Rush Truck Technician Rodeo names winners, hands out more than $250,000 in cash and prizes as mega-dealer emphasizes the importance of service.

December 13, 2016

Rush Truck Centers Pushes the Telematic Frontier Forward

Telematics will be the next big game-changer in trucking - one of those advances where, in 5 to 10 years, you'll wonder how you ever managed to keep a truck fleet rolling without it.

December 13, 2016

Noregon Releases Updated JPro Training Videos

Noregon has released an updated training video series online for the company’s JPro Professional diagnostic software.

December 12, 2016

Rush Dealer Technicians to Compete in Growing Annual Rodeo

San Antonio plays host to 165 technicians from Rush dealerships testing their skills against each other at the Rush Service Center Technician Rodeo.

November 16, 2016

Commentary: Women in the Shop? Yes!

Women have a bigger role to play in trucking than they get to play, and there’s one spot in particular where executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood thinks they’re badly overlooked. The shop.

November 8, 2016

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

September 26, 2016

Scenes from TMC's SuperTech 2016 Competition

ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech 2016 competition last week in Raleigh, N.C., saw 140 professionals and 47 students displaying their skills at 55 testing stations. They used equipment furnished by major fleets and manufacturers, and special testing rigs built by volunteers. Photos: Marsh Galloway, TMC

September 8, 2016

Haldex Donates Training Equipment to Diesel Technology Program

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has donated an air brake system board to the Northland Career Center Diesel Technology Program as a training aide for young technicians.

August 17, 2016

Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.

August 9, 2016

Electrical Tool Kit Includes All Necessary Tools

The Purkeys Electrical Tool Kit has tools that a technician needs to test and diagnose a variety of electrical issues on commercial vehicles.

July 26, 2016

Trailer Technicians Added to TMC National Skills Competition

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has added a new competition track for trailer technicians at its TMCSuperTech 2016 National Technician Skills Competition.

July 14, 2016

How to Reduce Technician Turnover

Bad bosses and job duties that don’t meet employee expectations are the two main reasons technicians leave their jobs, according to Dick Finnegan, CEO of C-Suite Analytics, an employee engagement and retention consulting firm.

June 20, 2016

8 Steps to Better MPG Through Maintenance

We asked leading fleet maintenance managers and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency for tips on how preventive maintenance can help improve fuel economy.

June 1, 2016

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

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