Topics Service & Repair

New Commercial Fleet Tire Digest from PSI

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is focusing on five priorities: electronic logging devices; CSA; safety fitness data; unified registration systems; and roadside inspection software improvement program, PSI’s Al Cohn writes in this month’s Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. Cohn says FMCSA identified these priorities during a presentation at ...

A clean sell: Providing DPF cleaning

For the service providers out there, what do you offer in your preventive maintenance package? Do you include diesel particulate ...

TMC, NATMI joining forces to boost CDM/E, CSM/E programs

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and the North American Transportation Management Institute will team up to strengthen and increase the visibility of the Certified Director of Maintenance certification (CDM/E) and Certified Supervisor of Maintenance certification (CSM/E), the agencies announced. As part of its five-year strategic plan, ...

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 diagnostic equipment in November. Scheduled for Nov. 4-5, 2014 at the Country Inn & Suites (201 Airgate Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560) just outside of the entrance to the Raleigh-Durham ...

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 ...