July 13, 2015 - Industry News
The weekly program covers issues involving maintenance, inspection and specification of brakes, on-board vehicle electronics and electrical systems, engines, seating, tires and more.
Tags: Technicians, Satellite Radio, Technology & Maintenance Council, Sirius XM
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
Terex Utilities held its annual Service School from June 9-11 in Watertown, S.D., hosting 71 people representing 38 utility companies.
Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Technician Training, Technicians
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
Con-way Freight employees in Gary, Indiana, have voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union .
Tags: Con-way Inc., Labor Unions, Con-way Freight, Technicians, Mechanics, Unionization
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Awards, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo, Dealers
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technician Training, Technicians, Mack Masters Competition
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled the next date for its heavy duty suspension training program on Nov. 18 -20.
Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, Suspensions, Hendrickson, Trailer Suspensions
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Training, Brakes, TMD Friction, Technicians, Technician Training
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Technician Training, TMC SuperTech, Technology & Maintenance Council, Technicians, In the Shop
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, Technicians, TMCSuperTech, FedEx, Technology & Maintenance Council, FedEx Freight
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Outsourcing, TMW Systems, Technicians
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.
Tags: Events, Technicians, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Maintenance, Technicians, TMC SuperTech
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, TMCSuperTech, Technicians
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: TMC, Technicians, TMCSuperTech, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Technology & Maintenance Council
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists has announced SOLD ’15, a two-day program focused on building better truck service businesses.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, HDAW, Technicians
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Suspension manufacturer and supplier Hendrickson announced two technical suspension training sessions in September as part of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute.
Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, Suspensions, Hendrickson
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.
Tags: Training, Illinois, Technicians, Daimler Trucks North America
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: TRALA, Leadership, Associations, IdeaLease, Technicians
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW
December 17, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Technicians
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.
Tags: Competition, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Dealers
November 22, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute
September 12, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: TMC, Technicians, TMCSuperTech, FedEx
July 18, 2013 - Industry News
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..
Tags: Drivers, Technicians, TCP
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