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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 to tackle tech mentorship

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has created a new task force to help combat the heavy-duty technician shortage. The task force has been named "Mentor Development." It will be led to Homer Hogg of TA-Petro, and will work to give service providers guidance on cultivating and grooming young ...

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 ...

Northwood University introduces aftermarket MBA program

The new Motor Vehicle Aftermarket Executive MBA from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School is designed with the career demands of emerging and established industry leaders at all levels of the aftermarket supply, distribution and service network in mind. The inaugural class of this fully accredited MBA program will kick ...