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Direct labor vs. indirect labor in fleet shops

Keeping tabs on labor expenditures is important, but make sure you’re taking everything into account before assigning blame.

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Trucking costs on the rise in face of a technological shift

A Noregon research paper dives into what’s driving the increase.

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Percentage of female techs increases

The 2023 WIT Index shows that more than 7% of technicians in companies in transportation are women, the association stated.

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Mitchell 1 awards TruckSeries subscription to TMC SuperTech 2023 Grand Champion

Doug Nickles, TMCSuperTech 2023 Grand Champion, receives a one-year Mitchell 1 TruckSeries software subscription, accessing Class 4-8 truck repair info.

Peterbilt announces partnership with Transition Overwatch to recruit transitioning military veterans

Transition Overwatch identifies high-potential veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce.

Staying safe in the shop: Navigating hazards and prioritizing protection

Slow down, stop shortcutting, and other tips to keep you safe when servicing heavy-duty vehicles.

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Penske Truck Leasing recognizes top five in National Tech Showdown competition

The Tech Pro competition featured 1,071 Penske tech I and tech II level associates.

Mitchell 1 recognizes Oklahoma SuperTech competitor

Veach was among 24 competitors who rotated through hands-on workstations and took a written test to demonstrate industry knowledge.

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Navistar recognizes exceptional technicians with inaugural award

Navistar announced their inaugural Technician of the Year award winners, Scott Killebrew and Tony Guzman.

Peterbilt Technician Institute recognizes milestone 100th graduating class

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) recently graduated the milestone 100th class. The ten graduates of the 12-week advanced technician program are among the nearly 1,000 PTI factory-certified technicians that have been trained and placed at Peterbilt dealer service locations since the launch of the program in 2013. The PTI graduates participated in a graduation ceremony

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Mitchell 1 awards TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion a TruckSeries subscription

Mitchell 1 has awarded the TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion, Phillip Pinter, a Michigan-based FedEx technician, a one-year subscription to TruckSeries software. Pinter claimed the title during the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s National Technicians Skills Competitions, held last week in Cleveland, Ohio. As the top finisher, he will have access to all of

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Volvo Trucks Academy opens new facility for electric truck training

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that the Volvo Trucks Academy opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S. The new 14,865-square-foot facility is larger and more modern than the previous Illinois training facility, enabling Volvo Trucks to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for

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