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September 27, 2017 - Product News

Mitchell 1 Enhances RepairConnect Diagnostic Software for Truck Repairs

Scott DeGiorgio, general manager at Mitchell 1. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Diagnostics, Technicians, Repairs, NACV Show

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Dominates 2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean said he hopes to one day move into fleet management and share his knowledge and experience with young, up-and-coming technicians.

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

Tags: Maintenance, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians, TMC SuperTech

July 21, 2017 - Industry News

TRALA Awards Vo-Tech Scholarships

Photo: Paccar Parts

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

Tags: TRALA, Technicians, Vo-Tech

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Names Winners of Mack Masters Competition

Members of team "Slackers" from CIT Trucks of Rockford, Ill., during the Mack Masters Competition. Photos: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technicians, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Technician Wins Hino's Skills Competition

Billy Stanley of Rush Truck Center - Houston raises the cup as the winner of Hino Truck's 2017 National Master Elite Service Skills Competition. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks honored a new master elite technician in its annual Service Skills Competition, now in its ninth year.

Tags: Awards, Technicians, Service Skills Competition, Master Elite Technician, Hino Trucks

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

SAF Holland Refocuses on Aftermarket Parts

SAF Holland is bringing its electronic catalog up to date and focusing on field sales and timely order fulfilment. Photo: SAF Holland

SAF Holland is committed to building a world class aftermarket parts fulfillment program, with new initiatives aimed at easy use, and fast turn-around times.

Tags: Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, Technicians, SAF Holland

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

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