Topics Service & Repair

Photos from TMC’s SuperTech contest

The tenth annual Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) SuperTech competition was held last month at the TMC Fall Meeting in Orlando. The competition featured more than 130 professional technicians. Mark McLean of FedEx Freight took home first place for the second straight year, followed by co-workers Eric Vos and Charles Kerr. WyoTech student ...

TruckPro rolling out Mitchell 1 platforms across network

TruckPro, the largest independent truck and trailer service center network across Canada, has chosen Mitchell 1’s suite of online truck ...

TMD announces dates for upcoming training classes

After great success this year, TMD Friction has announced its brake training class dates for 2015, and says spots are still available for its final 2014 class.  TMD says the one-day courses, held at the company's Michigan headquarters, are designed to provide customers extensive knowledge on friction material, linings ...

Tire pressure monitoring tips from Bendix

Tire pressure and proper upkeep have a direct impact on the performance and longevity of tires themselves, and further-reaching effects in terms of fuel savings and fleet operating costs. With so much riding on effective pressure measurement, fleets and drivers are looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems ...

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 filter (DPF) cleaning? If you don’t, it’s not a bad idea to consider adding it. Most DPFs in use in North American trucks today can be cleaned in an hour ...

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 ...