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TMC service providers offer tips for employee retention

The technician shortage facing the trucking industry isn't going away anytime soon. Industry experts believe things will get worse before they get better, and with a large percentage of techs nearing retirement, it's likely competing for the services of new technicians will become industry standard in the coming ...

TMC debuts interactive website

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has released TMC Connect, its new interactive content-rich website. TMC describes the site as a collaborative and social networking site ...

HDA Truck Pride to sponsor GenNext

HDA Truck Pride has signed on as a corporate sponsor of GenNext, the heavy-duty aftermarket’s newest leadership group. HDA Truck Pride joins Minimizer, Meritor, Betts HD, and Midwest Wheel Companies as sponsors of the new program. Gen Next is set to have its first official event next month at the HDA Truck Pride annual meeting ...

University of the Aftermarket to present Aftermarket 101 program in June

The University of the Aftermarket will present its annual “Aftermarket 101” program June 10-11, 2014 at Federal-Mogul’s headquarters in Southfield, Mich. The University says the program is specifically created for new employees in the automotive or heavy-duty aftermarket and will provide a better understanding of the industry, its structure ...

TMC awards Silver Spark Plugs; names board

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) awarded its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug Award — to seven trucking industry professionals during its annual meeting Monday in Nashville. The 2014 TMC Silver Spark Plug recipients are: Jim Clark, recently retired as director of engineering for TMD ...

Monday at TMC

The first day of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting was a busy one. The day was filled with task force meetings, then fleet talk, the opening general session/fleet operator's forum and the opening of the TMC trade show. Here are some photos highlighting the day.

Accuride debuts new aluminum wheels

Accuride has introduced two new 22.5-in. x 14-in. Accu-Lite Duplex aluminum wheels. Released Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville, Accuride says the new wheels are 4 lbs. lighter than the previous models they replace, and will give the company the lightest-weight range of ...

Kennon promoted at Dover Engineering Systems

Gary Kennon, president of Madison, Ind., based Vehicle Service Group (VSG), has been promoted to executive vice president of the Dover Engineered Systems Group (DES) as part of a business restructuring announced by VSG’s parent company, Dover. In his new role, Kennon will have oversight for five Dover operating ...

Noregon announces staffing update

Noregon Systems has made significant changes in its sales and marketing department. Effective immediately, Greg Reimmuth has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing for Noregon. For the last three years, Reimmuth has served as vice president of sales and marketing for Noregon’s Aftermarket division where he ...

Medium-duty market opportunities abound

If you haven’t been keeping up with the news in our Successful Dealer publication, the medium-duty market is thriving. Timken announced in late January it was expanded its product portfolio to serve a burgeoning medium-duty marketplace, and new truck orders in January followed a trend that started late last ...