Topics Service & Repair

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 ...

WheelTime launches Total Tech training platform

WheelTime Network says it recently launched “Total Tech,” a new WheelTime University training series. “Total Tech” is a series of on-line training and certification modules that uses tools and focus inspired by the TMC SuperTech competition.  The program was developed under the direction of George Arrants, a well-known industry ...

Early-bird rate still available for NGVi training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says interested parties have just one week remaining to take advantage of early-bird registration rates to its natural gas technician training courses next month in Atlanta. NGVi says its early-bird rates offer $100 discounts to its one- and two-day courses, which will be ...

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 ...

After treatment maintenance tips

After treatment systems have come a long way since their introduction to the trucking industry. The EPA 2007 and 2010 regulations ramped up the technology and performance of the systems to staggering heights. And while today’s after treatment systems are incredibly effective, they aren’t perfect. During a mini-technical session Wednesday ...

Experts offer advice for combating corrosion

They say cleanliness is next to godliness.Well, it’s also mighty helpful when fighting corrosion, experts noted during a technical session Wednesday at the Technology & maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting in Orlando.A fleet that makes cleaning a priority “is going to save money,” says Webb Wheel’s Jim LeClaire. ...

Day 2 at TMC

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition continued Tuesday in Orlando. Complete with a rousing keynote speech from Volvo's Goran Nyberg, a full slate of technician disciplines in the SuperTech competition and technical sessions during the meeting, it was a busy day for all involved.  Below ...

TMC gets torque back on track

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) held an informational technical session at its Fall Meeting Tuesday to identify a driveline failure trend seen in the industry today. With representatives on hand from Detroit Diesel, Dana and Meritor, the Council showed how engines today operating at lower RPMs (as a ...