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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 ...

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 swept the medal podium as second ...

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 ...

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 & ...

TMC task force seeks RP to calculate ROI on aero devices

Television has told us you can save 15 percent on your car insurance in 15 minutes. Fritz Marinko, vice president of special accounts for ATDynamics, says you can calculate the return on investment (ROI) on the aerodynamic devices in your fleet even faster. Marinko, speaking at the Technology & Maintenance ...

Update to TMC RP looks at driver’s impact on fuel economy

A Recommended Practice (RP) update under consideration by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is looking at the driver's impact on fuel economy. Task force chairman Gary Strausbaugh, vice president of transportation at Mennel Milling Co., shared comments at the TMC Fall meeting Monday morning ...

Bendix prepares for next generation in safety

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will launch the next generation of its leading-edge active safety technologies in 2015, introducing stationary vehicle braking and other functions currently not available in North America. According to Bendix, the next-generation technology will significantly enhance the performance of its existing systems through stronger, deeper ...

ConMet names new aftermarket sales director

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has named Matt Wasem its director of aftermarket sales, responsible for increasing sales, improving the capabilities of ConMet's distribution network and driving improved customer satisfaction and performance. Wasem has more than 30 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry, with leadership roles in both sales and marketing and operations, ...