The Tech Pro competition featured 1,071 Penske tech I and tech II level associates.
Veach was among 24 competitors who rotated through hands-on workstations and took a written test to demonstrate industry knowledge.
Navistar announced their inaugural Technician of the Year award winners, Scott Killebrew and Tony Guzman.
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
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
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
Penske Truck Leasing recently held a dedication ceremony at the WyoTech campus in Laramie, Wyoming, as the company branded a diesel training classroom. The classroom will be utilized for hands-on diesel technology training, which introduces students to various training such as diagnostics, fuel and engine exhaust system, maintenance and repair, industry certifications and career opportunities in the industry. Over the last
That’s one of the questions we asked ourselves as we dove into our second edition of the State of Heavy-Duty Repair. Our goal was to provide a deep dive into the industry, and to do this we surveyed hundreds of shop owners, fleet managers, technicians, and others across the United States and Canada. We think
Navistar highlighted several women within its International Truck and IC Bus service network who are changing the trucking service industry by championing inclusivity and equity. One of which was technician Missy Albin of Taylor and Lloyd Inc., who has worked closely with the TECH EmPOWERment program to angle recruitment toward women. Albin, an International Truck
Believe it or not, the trucking industry has actually held in-person events where you could interact face-to-face. It’s been a long-time coming, but as the trucking industry gets back to working in ways that we’ve longed for, none of us—from fleet managers and truck drivers to OEMs, suppliers and dealers—are doing the job the same
Applications for diesel/heavy-duty scholarships funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and partner organizations are being accepted through March 31, 2022. Applicants can apply online at HeavyDutyScholarships.com and must be planning to attend a full-time program at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary vocational program. In addition
The world at large might be crowing about the labor shortage, but in the trucking industry, it’s just another day. Be it drivers or diesel truck technicians, good help has been hard to find for as long as many of us can remember. Complaining about it isn’t going to fix it (though it is fun