December 22, 2015
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
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
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 is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.
September 24, 2015
Take in some of the sights from the Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech 2015, held in Orlando, Fla.
The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition took place over two days and this year included a student competition which let aspiring technicians test their skills alongside some of the most skilled professionals in the field.
Stemco has launched the Stemco Mobile app that is designed as a resource and reference guide for distributors, technicians, parts managers and fleet managers.
September 23, 2015
Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.
The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition kicked off this week with truck technicians on day 1 working on challenges involving every facet of a heavy-duty truck.
July 13, 2015
The weekly program covers issues involving maintenance, inspection and specification of brakes, on-board vehicle electronics and electrical systems, engines, seating, tires and more.
June 18, 2015
Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.
May 20, 2015
For many fleets the diesel technician shortage is already a reality. Here are nine things that will help you in your technician recruiting and retention efforts.
April 30, 2015
HDA Truck Pride named Davenport and Willingham the 2014 Truck Service expert of the year at the HDTA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
March 12, 2015
Mitchell 1's TruckSeries upgrades existing software that provides labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for Class 4-8 trucks.
March 9, 2015
Con-way Freight employees in Gary, Indiana, have voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union .
December 18, 2014
The 9th Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas pitted the company's top heavy and medium duty technicians against each other in trouble shooting challenges and written tests. It was an eventful couple of days with a supplier expo, exhibits from OEMs and celebrity drivers all in attendance. Photos by Steven Martinez.
December 17, 2014
Rush Enterprises named technician Erick Lincoln of Albuquerque, New Mexico, its all-around champion for the company’s ninth Tech Skill Rodeo. The competition took place Dec. 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
November 24, 2014
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
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.
October 15, 2014
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.
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