Technicians

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January 29, 2018

How Fleets Are Looking to Outsource Maintenance and Repairs

Fleets say they want to outsource more of their maintenance and repair, but continue to do much of it in-house as they try to find service providers that can meet their needs.

January 18, 2018

Federal-Mogul Launching Heavy-Duty Tech-Training Program

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is launching Garage Gurus HD, a heavy-duty training program for technicians who perform heavy-duty vehicle repairs.

December 20, 2017

Year in Review: The Truck Aftermarket in 2017

Because of the importance of parts and service to fleet efficiency, fleet owners and managers pay close attention to developments and trends in the truck parts and service aftermarket. Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recaps some of the key aftermarket issues from 2017.

December 13, 2017

Missouri Tech Named Grand Champion of Rush Rodeo

At Rush Truck Centers’ 12th annual Technician Rodeo in San Antonio, Justin Euler, from Rush Truck Center, St. Peters, Mo, was named this year’s Grand Champion. Euler has been a technician with Rush for six years.

December 13, 2017

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo Awards Dinner [Photos]

Rush Truck Centers wrapped up its 12th Annual Technician Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017, with a large banquet honoring winners reflecting every OEM and supplier in the national truck dealer's portfolio. All told, more than $225,000 in cash and prizes were awarded before the evening was through. Photos courtesy of Rush Truck Centers

December 12, 2017

Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead

The Rush Truck Centers CEO says he sees an industry today with a lot of new technology and not nearly enough technicians.

November 28, 2017

Swift Celebrates Tech Excellence With SwiftTech Competition

Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.

November 20, 2017

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.

October 31, 2017

TechForce Creates Campaign to Increase Qualified Tech Pool

TechForce Foundation has launched the FutureTech Success campaign to provide an ongoing stream of qualified technicians to the North American vehicle repair business.

October 30, 2017

SwiftTech Technician Competition [Photos]

Swift Transportation held its annual SwiftTech technician competition at the company's headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., testing the troubleshooting skills of its techs on tractors, trailers, and everything in between. Photos: Steven Martinez

October 30, 2017

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

September 27, 2017

Mitchell 1 Enhances RepairConnect Diagnostic Software for Truck Repairs

Mitchell 1 announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta it's rolling out enhancements to its RepairConnect diagnostic truck repair software for all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks.

September 20, 2017

FedEx Freight Dominates 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean came away with an unprecedented third TMC SuperTech title at the 2017 competition held in Orlando, Florida.

September 20, 2017

Commentary: Fast-Tracking Technicians

The TechSpedite program teaches technicians how to do the job not just from a technical perspective but from a personal and professional perspective too, explains Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her September column.

September 18, 2017

Commentary: The Other Shortage - Heavy-Duty Technicians

The shortage of able technicians is going to bite us if we don’t find a fix. In fact, it already is, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

September 8, 2017

Mahle Kit Offers Diagnostics for Commercial Vehicles

Mahle Service Solutions’ TechPro Diagnostic Systems VDS Combo Kit includes components to diagnose and repair commercial vehicles and is aimed at mixed fleets and municipalities that service a variety of vehicle sizes.

August 31, 2017

Mahle ArcticPro Certified for R134a Service

Mahle Service Solutions’ ArticPro ACX1180C refrigerant handling system is an SAE-certified unit for servicing heavy-duty vehicles that use R134a refrigerant.

July 21, 2017

TRALA Awards Vo-Tech Scholarships

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has announced the latest recipients of its Industry Scholarship Program.

July 12, 2017

Mack Names Winners of Mack Masters Competition

A team from truck dealer CIT Trucks in Rockford, Illinois, have proven themselves tops when it comes to their knowledge of Mack’s service systems and procedures, winning the biennial Mack Masters Competition.

July 10, 2017

NanoLeak Finder Locates Air Brake, Suspension, Accessory Leaks

Redline Detection’s Air Brake NanoLeak Finder is leak detection equipment designed to pinpoint leaks in air brake, air suspension and air powered accessory systems.

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