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June 16, 2017 - Industry News

TechSpedite Offers Expedited New-Technician Training

New technicians progress based on what they've learned. Photo: Pro-Mech Learning Systems.

One company has developed a program aimed at tackling the technician shortage, with an expedited training program promising to create work-ready technicians.

Tags: Maintenance, Technician Shortage, Technician Training, Technicians, Maintenance Management

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Michigan Dealer Gives Engine to Vocational College

Presenting the donated engine from Berger Dealer Group are service managers Joe Kook (second from left) and Mike Peters (second from right). Photo courtesy of Baker College.

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan has been given a $51,558 Paccar MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group of Dearborn, Michigan, to enable engine-specific technician training.

Tags: Diesel Engines, MX-13, Technicians, Technician Training, Truck Dealers, Paccar

April 27, 2017 - Industry News

SAF-Holland and ACOFAS Team up for Tech Training Program

Photo via ACOFAS Facebook

SAF-Holland is teaming up with the American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists for a technician education program taking place June 27-28 in Muskegon, Mich.

Tags: Technician Training, Technicians, ACOFAS, SAF-Holland

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Technicians Vie for Spot at TMC SuperTech

James Teglas, the top tractor winner, takes a closer look. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

After a two-day competition at U.S. Xpress’ Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility, five tractor technicians and two trailer technicians will be heading to the national SuperTech competition held by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council — and the truckload carrier will have more insight into where its techs need more training.

Tags: U.S. Xpress, Technicians

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Hendrickson Academy Offers Online Maintenance Training

Image via Hendrickson

Hendrickson has launched an interactive online education portal called the Hendrickson Academy that provides video-based maintenance and repair procedures for many of the company’s suspensions and components.

Tags: Online Training, Technicians, Hendrickson

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane's Technician Training Program Accredited by ASE

Great Dane has received accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for its service technician training program.

Tags: ASE, Technician Training, Technicians, Great Dane

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Third Time the Charm for Rush Tech Rodeo Champ

Photo courtesy Rush

Rush Truck Technician Rodeo names winners, hands out more than $250,000 in cash and prizes as mega-dealer emphasizes the importance of service.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

December 13, 2016 - Product News

Noregon Releases Updated JPro Training Videos

Image: Noregon

Noregon has released an updated training video series online for the company’s JPro Professional diagnostic software.

Tags: Technicians, JPRO, Noregon Systems, Repairs, Vehicle Diagnostics, Technician Training

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Rush Dealer Technicians to Compete in Growing Annual Rodeo

Prizes on display. Photo: Jack Roberts

San Antonio plays host to 165 technicians from Rush dealerships testing their skills against each other at the Rush Service Center Technician Rodeo.

Tags: Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Truck Dealers

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

Photo: ATA

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Donates Training Equipment to Diesel Technology Program

A class from teh Northalnd Career Center Diesel Technology Program poses with Haldex's donated air brake system board. Photo via Haldex

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has donated an air brake system board to the Northland Career Center Diesel Technology Program as a training aide for young technicians.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Technician Training, Technicians, Haldex

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

Summit Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

[Left to right] Ryan Deleon, 1st Place Overall; Duke Fancher, Vice President of Service Operations; Nathan Holden, 2nd Place Overall; and Jonathan Metz, 3rd Place Overall Photo: Summit Holdings

Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.

Tags: Competition, Technicians, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Technicians Added to TMC National Skills Competition

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has added a new competition track for trailer technicians at its TMCSuperTech 2016 National Technician Skills Competition.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

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.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

May 19, 2016 - Product News

Chief Offers Line of Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Products

Photo: Chief

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

Tags: Collision Repair, Aftermarket Parts, Technicians, Repair Shops

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMCFutureTech Registration Open for Student Technicians

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

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

May 4, 2016 - Product News

First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Screenshot via Mitchel 1

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.

Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Supports Industry Job Board

Screenshot via AutoCareCareers.org

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.

Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

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

From left, Jim Park, Randy McGregor, Gerry Mead, Joyce Brenny and Bob Poulos. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

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

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The show floor of the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

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.

Tags: ATA, Vehicle Repairs, TMC, Technicians, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting

December 14, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Tech Rodeo Rocks San Antonio

A contestent and an official discuss a problem at the Rush Truck Centers 10th annual Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. Photo by Jim Park

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.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technician Training, Technicians, Competition

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Training, ASE, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Technicians Win 1, 2, 3 at TMC SuperTech

Eric Vos, 31, won TMC SuperTech's grand championship in testing this week near Orlando. He's standing with some of his tool prizes.

Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.

Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

TMC's Tech Talk to Celebrate 500th Broadcast

Dave Nemo

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, SiriusXM

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