Technicians

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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.

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.

September 24, 2014

Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

Mark McLean was declared the winner of the TMC SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year, helpng FedEx technicians sweep the top three spots in the event.

September 23, 2014

Third-Party Maintenance Growing

Third-party logistics companies set a template in the transportation industry that has guided the rise of third-party maintenance providers, according to Larry Chaplin, president of Master Fleet LLC, at TMW's annual user conference.

September 23, 2014

SuperTech Qualifiers Move on to Next Stage of Competition

CORRECTED2 -- An original field of 133 technicians was narrowed down to 112 in the first round of the 10th annual SuperTech competition, going on this week as part of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Fall Meeting.

September 22, 2014

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

Organizers of TMC's SuperTech competition in Orlando, Fla., say they are ready to test 133 top technicians from across the United States beginning Monday. High scorers will emerge after two days of pitting their skills against pre-arranged flaws in 25 different areas of truck diagnostics and repairs, with the winners announced at a lunch on Wednesday.

September 15, 2014

TMC’s 2014 Fall Meeting Next Week

The American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its Fall Meeting Sept. 22-25 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

September 9, 2014

Top Technicians to Gather for Skills Competition

The 10th annual TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition is set to take place later this month at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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.

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