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Northwood University preparing for Tire Leadership 21 program

Northwood University announces dates for the next Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by the school’s Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminars will be held March 22-27 and Sept 13-18, 2015. Participants must attend both sessions. According to Northwood University, Tire Leadership 21 ...

Hendrickson training program heading to Maine

Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training. Two separate sessions will be held from Nov. 18-20 in Bangor, Maine at Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC). Hendrickson says each session includes classroom and hands-on training which is conducted by Hendrickson’s regional field ...

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 ...

GenNext holds successful webinar

GenNext held its second training webinar as part of its Educate, Mentor and Recruit platform last week. The speaker was “The Telephone Doctor” Nancy Friedman. An expert in customer service and public relations, Friedman’s presentation focused on some topics addressed during her speech at CVSN’s Aftermarket Distribution Summit last ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trucking Efficiency debuts new website

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room introduce the new www.truckingefficiency.org. A joint effort between the two groups, Trucking Efficiency is dedicated to identifying and promoting efficient technologies for the commercial vehicle marketplace. “This initiative will stimulate increased adoption of efficiency technologies among truck owners ...