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Supplier openings still available for upcoming GenNext distributor training expo

GenNext announced this week that it still has Silver Level Sponsorship openings available for its inaugural distributor sales training expo, which will be held April 29 to May 1, 2016, in Atlanta. Designed to allow suppliers direct product training with distributor sales and parts professionals, GenNext says Silver Level Sponsorship ($10,000) provides a supplier ...

Optronics debuts technical training program

Optronics International has introduced its Bright Ideas Technical Training Program, which the company says is designed to help today’s fleets, distributors ...

CVSN announces partnership with NASTF

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and NASTF have made it official. During a press conference Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 in Las Vegas, CVSN formally announced it has become a 2016 partner in the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). This partnership comes just months after NASTF ...

Registration open for summer Heavy Duty Leadership course

Northwood University announces its registration is now open for its fifth annual Heavy Duty Leadership program, set for July 10-15, 2016, at Northwood's campus in Midland, Mich. Heavy Duty Leadership is open to any early- to mid-career management-track professional in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. The program’s curriculum is designed ...

New Qwik Tech Tips addresses winter corrosion

The January 2016 issue of Phillips Industries' Qwik Tech Tips addresses a common problem found throughout most of the North American trucking market this time of year — aggressive winter corrosion. Titled "What's Eating Your Vehicle?" Phillips addresses how corrosion occurs — a chemical reaction between metal and its surrounding environment that results ...

Aftermarket trio wins education award

A trio of heavy-duty aftermarket veterans were presented the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award late last year. Matthew J. Forner of Grote Industries, Jim Lucas of Dorman Products and John Minor of Midwest Wheel were honored for providing noteworthy contributions to any level of education, inside or outside of the trucking industry. ...

21 students receive scholarships to HDAW

The kids are coming back. The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), GenNext and Northwood University announce 21 students from Northwood have received scholarships to attend Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 as part of the event's Intern program. According to organizers, the interns spend the week shadowing their sponsor’s staff and ...

TMC celebrating 60th anniversary at upcoming meeting

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville will celebrate the council's 60th anniversary, along with highlighting important trends in trucking industry maintenance and productivity. "It's important for us to mark this milestone in the Council's history," says Carl Kirk, ATA ...

Webb Wheel highlights PM tips for disc wheel hub bearings

Webb Wheel OEM Business Unit has published its most recent quarterly newsletter offering technical advice to those specifying, operating or servicing wheel end equipment on medium- and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. A follow up to Webb Wheel's Q3 newsletter on disc wheel hub maintenance, this quarter's issues focuses on the best procedures ...

Blast From the Past: Implementing a mentoring program in your shop

  With New Year's Resolutions about to again become en vogue, now is a good time to consider business ideas you could implement next week to benefit your operation. Technician mentoring, for example. The following report on Technician Mentoring was originally published on Sept. 22, 2015. The S.16 Service Provider ...