Shops would do well to focus on culture when hiring young techs, Votech officials say
A paycheck isn't everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today's diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand.
September 27, 2022
FordPro's new digital fleet management suite streamlines mountains of paperwork
FordPro's new digital fleet management suite helps small and medium businesses get past piles of paperwork and into a more efficient and organized approach to fleet management.
September 13, 2022
New diesel techs rely more on Google, less on training
With smartphones in hand, aspiring diesel technicians are quickly finding their best opportunities online in a hot market clamoring for their attention, but wrenching skills for some compared to rookie techs ten years ago may be lacking.
September 12, 2022
Fall HD Repair Forum taking on EVs and ADAS in Cleveland
Electric vehicles continue to roll out along with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and HD Repair Forum is taking on both at their fall forum a few weeks away in Cleveland.
August 31, 2022
Phillips offers tips to combat corrosion
Wet and freezing weather typically means more corrosion risks in a vehicle's electrical system. Check out advice from Phillips to help keep corrosion at bay.
August 31, 2022
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Declining fuel prices threatened as OPEC hits 'a tough spot,' IRA imposes oil tax and refineries cash in on renewable diesel
Fuel prices have been dropping but experts warn that it may not last for long as OPEC considers cutting production and the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act gears up for an oil tax.
August 24, 2022
Florida city selling fuel well below state and national averages
Gas at $3.75 a gallon and diesel at $4.79?! Fuel prices have been falling fast in a part of Florida more commonly known for its beautiful beaches.
July 13, 2022
Improving utilization through predictive maintenance
A predictive maintenance program can help fleet managers extend the life and uptime of current equipment.
July 6, 2022
Toyota Tundra, International trucks, Utilimaster vans recalled
Recent recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include Toyota Tundra, International trucks and Utilimaster vans.
June 29, 2022
Biden's proposal to suspend fuel tax met with criticism
Robbing Peter to pay Paul: President Biden's proposal to temporarily nix federal and state fuel taxes will cut funding for major infrastructure projects, a top trucking leader warns.
June 22, 2022
Tire prices rising again
Bridgestone, Pirelli and Yokohama announced another round of price increases for their tires amid increasing costs for production.
June 15, 2022
E85, renewable diesel saving money at the pump
At a time when fuel prices continue their historic rise, flex fuel vehicles using E85 can nearly cut gas bills in half while renewable diesel also offers cost savings at some California stations.
June 14, 2022
What's up with diesel prices?
Real businesspeople understand the economic benefits of becoming the low-cost producer of freight capacity.
May 10, 2022
The 2022 State of Diesel Technicians report
As part of a multi-part series, we polled truck technicians to see what they think about their jobs, pay and their employers, among other factors of the profession. Here’s what they had to say.
April 15, 2022
Navistar expands Fleetrite parts business
Thirty-one additional retail locations within Navistar's dealer network now carry the truck manufacturer's aftermarket Fleetrite parts.
April 13, 2022
CCJ's updated Air Brake Book now available for download
The 11th edition of CCJ's Air Brake Book, a free industry resource guide, is now available.
April 6, 2022
Expert: 'No end in sight' for diesel price inflation
Diesel prices are currently about $2 more per gallon than this time last year and have picked up $1.03 since the end of last month.
March 22, 2022
NTEA, Electude roll out truck electrical course online
The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA) partnered with Electude to offer a new DC and AC truck course online as part of its Truck Equipment (TE) Electrical Basics series.
February 9, 2022
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2023 Ford Super Duty gets big boost in diesel power
Highlights for the 2023 Ford Super Duty include a new high-performance diesel option, a new 6.8-liter gas engine, interior and exterior changes and more driver assist features than ever before.
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Electric Peterbilt trucks roll out to Southern fleet
Hydrogen fuel cell
Ford rolling out fuel cell F-550 utility truck