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DOTY Finalist: Sadler Power Train

Sadler Power Train Sadler added 10 employees in the last year. When he says it out loud, John Sadler can barely believe it. Ten people. “That’s big. We rarely have like that,” says the president of the back-to- back Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year finalist. “But then when I look around, everyone is still ...

Two weeks remaining to register for next ACOFAS clinic

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) will host a two-day technician training clinic on computer technology and ...

What was the most useful tool you’ve purchased in 2014?

Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD) organizers are conducting a technician survey to identify “What tool or equipment did you purchase this past year that has made your job easier?” The survey can be found at www.sold15.info, by clicking the Technician Survey section. SOLD organizers say tools can include “scanners, alignment ...

Trucking Efficiency debuts new website

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room introduce the new www.truckingefficiency.org. A joint effort between the two groups, Trucking Efficiency is dedicated to identifying and promoting efficient technologies for the commercial vehicle marketplace. “This initiative will stimulate increased adoption of efficiency technologies among truck owners ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty welcomes newest stockholder

The Joe Gear Companies is the newest stockholder to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors. Since beginning operations in 1957, VIPAR says the Joe Gear Companies have grown to become five separate companies in six locations, each with a unique contribution to its market. While each company ...

Day 3 at TMC

Another day, another full slate of activities at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting in Orlando. Wednesday's activities were highlighted by the crowing of the tenth SuperTech national grand champion. For the second year in a row, the honor went to FedEx Freight's Mark McLean. FedEx actually ...

McLean repeats as SuperTech Champ

An emotional Mark McLean held off a challenge from FedEx Freight co-workers Eric Vos and Charles Kerr to become the third repeat winner in SuperTech history on Wednesday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting in Orlando. He thanked his fiancé, co-workers and other competitors for their ...

TMC tech discussion looks at tire wear

Eighty percent of all tire related issues stem from air pressure Windel Brumfield, national account manager for Tire Centers, Inc., told a technician panel at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations Fall Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Wednesday. Brumfield's session covered some of the most common ...

Deadline approaching to sign up for HDAW one-on-ones

This Friday (Sept. 26, 2014) is the deadline for suppliers to register for the one-on-one meetings held at 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, HDAW says participation in the pre-scheduled meetings between suppliers and distributors is expected to exceed ...

Day 1 at TMC

The 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech opened Monday in the shadow of Mickey Mouse's place in Walt Disney World in Orlando. The day featured more than 100 task force meetings, the opening general session/town hall meeting and the always popular "Fleet Talk." Truck Parts & ...