Technicians

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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.

May 20, 2016

Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage

No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need for finding qualified technicians and then retaining them.

May 19, 2016

Chief Offers Line of Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Products

Collision repair manufacturer Chief introduced a new product line called Chief Heavy Duty that is designed for heavy-duty body shops.

May 12, 2016

TMCFutureTech Registration Open for Student Technicians

Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.

May 4, 2016

First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.

May 4, 2016

HDA Truck Pride Supports Industry Job Board

HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.

April 18, 2016

Commentary: Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Technicians and Drivers

Do we have a technician shortage, or are we not taking care of the resources we are provided? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at this question in this editorial.

March 30, 2016

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

March 1, 2016

Doing More to Solve the Technician Shortage

Trucking needs to do more to get the technicians of tomorrow educated and into truck shops. That was the message of a standing-room only panel discussion Tuesday morning at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

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.

January 21, 2016

Meritor Wabco Updates Toolbox Diagnostic Package

Meritor Wabco has released Toolbox 12, the newest version of its PC-based diagnostic software for fleet technicians with updates to various braking systems support and other improvements.

January 12, 2016

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

December 30, 2015

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.

December 22, 2015

6 Takeaways from 2015 in Truck Parts and Service

The truck parts and service aftermarket got a lot of attention in 2015, as the focus of many fleets shifted to total cost of operation rather than cost per mile. This shined a bright spotlight on maintenance and repair practices as ways to keep asset utilization high.

December 15, 2015

Commentary: A New View of Truck Repair

While truck dealers and other service providers may not be able to do anything to fix the driver shortage, they can play a big role in helping keep trucks on the road longer, which can reduce the need for additional drivers.

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.

November 11, 2015

HDA Truck Pride Partnership Aims to Recruit Trucking Technicians

HDA Truck Pride is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.

September 24, 2015

TMC SuperTech 2015 in Photos

Take in some of the sights from the Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech 2015, held in Orlando, Fla.

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