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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 ...

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 at the Technology & Maintenance Council ...

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 ...

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 & ...

Service workload task force debuts at TMC

The Service Provider study group of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has introduced a new task force with hopes of creating a service department workload prioritization Recommended Practice. Chaired by Scott Witt from Virginia Truck Center, the committee has a tough task ahead. The task force defines its purpose ...

New jump starter from Clore

Clore Automotive introduces Model No. 1874, a 500 Amp carbon pile battery load tester, from SOLAR. According to the company, the 1874 offers reliable battery testing capabilities for heavy-use battery service environments. It provides continuous-duty battery testing for 12V batteries up to 1,000 CCA and features a variable load ...

Agenda released for SOLD ‘15

The schedule has been released for the third annual Service Opportunities Learning Days (SOLD), set for Jan. 25-26, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2015. SOLD has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2013. After pulling in more than 300 attendees at its ...