Technicians

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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.

August 13, 2014

Hendrickson Announces New Dates for Suspension Institute

Suspension manufacturer and supplier Hendrickson announced two technical suspension training sessions in September as part of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute.

July 28, 2014

Vocational School Expands Partnership with Daimler Trucks North America

Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.

May 13, 2014

Permatex Introduces Fast Orange Hand Cleaner with Odor Eliminator Technology

Permatex has added a new, solvent-free hand cleaner specially designed for professional technicians. Fast Orange Professional Hand Cleaner uses the latest advances in hand cleaners with cleaning capability infused with new odor eliminating technology.

April 8, 2014

Commentary: How Much do Your Technicians Know About Wheel Integrity?

Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood discusses wheel integrity and the importance of technicians being well-versed in the rules of fastening wheels properly.

March 26, 2014

TRALA Elects New Chairman for 2014-'15

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Dan Murphy, president and CEO of Idealease, Inc., as its chairman for 2014-2015.

March 19, 2014

Showcasing the Life of a Diesel Tech

Dealers and fleets share a common problem -- finding and keeping qualified technicians. One dealer has developed a series of online videos, or webisodes, designed to showcase diesel technician as a career opportunity.

February 4, 2014

Death in the Tire Shop

A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but so could better communication and a little more awareness of what goes on in a repair shop, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

January 29, 2014

Meritor Continues On Its Journey To Provide Training

Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.

December 17, 2013

20 Technicians Make Semi-Final Level at Rush Skills Event

Twenty technicians have emerged from the original 106 competitors at Rush Enterprise's Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. The semi-finalists are in nine testing categories, senior editor Tom Berg reports.

December 17, 2013

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo Hosts 106 Competitors at Annual Event

For the eighth year in a row, Rush Truck Centers has brought in its top technicians for a grand competition in mechanical and electronic problem solving. Senior editor Tom Berg files this report from San Antonio.

November 22, 2013

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.

October 14, 2013

Student-Built Truck Takes 1st Place at 2013 Diesel Nationals

A race truck built from an old R Model Mack by students from Lincoln Educational Services' South Plainfield, N.J., campus took first place in its class at the 2013 Diesel Nationals in Englishtown, N.J., last month.

September 12, 2013

FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition

PITTSBURGH -- Technicians from FedEx Freight finished first, second, third and fourth in the TMC’s annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday, with Mark McLean Jr. from New York state named grand champion.

September 12, 2013

Photos: Inside TMC's 2013 SuperTech Competition

The Technology & Maintenance Council of ATA said 128 technicians from around the U.S. won their way to Pittsburgh for the 2013 SuperTech competition by topping hundreds more competitors in state-level contests. SuperTech, now in its ninth year, is the highest level in the nationwide competition that encourages talented young people to become truck technicians and honors them for their prowess. Photos by Marsh Galloway, courtesy of the Technology & Maintenance Council, http://tmc.trucking.org.

July 18, 2013

Carriers Report Difficulty Hiring Qualified Employees at Critical Positions

The most recent Transport Capital Partners Survey reveals carriers experiencing problems finding not only qualified drivers, but also other qualified employees such as technicians, operations staff and fleet managers..

June 4, 2013

Inland Truck Parts Dedicated to Training Technicians

Inland Truck Parts is an independent parts and service operation, but it says the quality of its technicians rival that of OE dealers. Its latest commitment to that is a new 15,000-square-foot training facility in Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

June 4, 2013

Inland Truck Parts' Dedicated Training Facility

Inland Truck Parts is an independent parts and service operation, but it says the quality of its technicians rival that of OE dealers. Its latest commitment to that is a new 15,000-square-foot training facility in Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

April 15, 2013

Keep Them Turning Wrenches

Every shop wants its technicians to be as proficient and productive as they can. Yet most shops fail to see the things that are getting in the way of achieving this goal.

April 8, 2013

Bendix Offers Online Training for Brakes and More

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.com, providing access to its knowledge database and technical resources.

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