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133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say
133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

September 22, 2014
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....

Providing ‘Comforts of Home’ for Heartland’s Drivers
Providing ‘Comforts of Home’ for Heartland’s Drivers

May 14, 2014
Bruce Hudson, director of corporate maintenance at Heartland Express, has a heart when it comes to the Iowa-based truckload and logistics company’s drivers,...

Tending Liftgate Batteries
Tending Liftgate Batteries

May 9, 2014
Bruce Purkey knows where the electrons go. And, as president of Purkey’s Fleet Electric and his many activities in the Technology & Maintenance Council of...

Ed Shea, TMC Activist and Retired Publisher, Dies at 91
Ed Shea, TMC Activist and Retired Publisher, Dies at 91

May 2, 2014
Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a...

LEDs Light the Way
LEDs Light the Way

April 15, 2014
If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better...

Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors
Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors

April 15, 2014
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products...

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says
Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

February 22, 2014
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show...

Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease
Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease

February 4, 2014
What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none...

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

January 28, 2014
Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014...

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles
Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

January 13, 2014
Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also...