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  • Open for Business

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday April 15, 2009
    Nebraska SuperTech is now accepting competitors!  And, not only are we accepting registrations, we already have a few people signed up. This is quite a relief to everyone in the SuperTech Steering Committee.  It’s nice to finally see all of our work...
  • Fleet Management Certification

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday April 8, 2009
    The other day I got an interesting press release entitled: "Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association® Endorses CAFM, CAFS Programs." The news was of interest because we here at Fleet Maintenance actively support state and regional fleet maintenance...
  • What's Good for General Motors...

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday April 1, 2009
    Like all editors in the automotive and trucking business, I typically hear from my marketing and public relations friends at General Motors fairly regularly, but lately the giant has been eerily quiet... I'm sure they have more important things to...
  • Report From Skills USA

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday April 1, 2009
    This past week, many of the members of the SuperTech Steering Committee traveled up to Norfolk, Neb., for the annual Nebraska Skills USA competition. I want to tip my virtual hat to the high school and college students who participated this year. There...
  • The Big SCR SCaRe

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday March 25, 2009
    By now, you should know what SCR and DEF stand for, but if you don't I'll recap: SCR stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction, the technology that most of the major diesel engine manufacturers have chosen to meet the EPA's 2010 diesel engine emissions...
  • Publicity Matters

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday March 25, 2009
    Publicity matters when you’re launching a first-ever competition. Not everyone will have the luxury of partnering with a national magazine like Fleet Maintenance when planning a competition, so in that regard, I wanted to touch on several things we’ve...
  • Can You Live Without This Tool?

    By Mark O'Connell - Monday March 16, 2009
    I don't normally talk about products here in my blog, but an interesting situation came up the other day. A gentleman contacted me to talk about a vehicle maintenance product that he invented several years ago. He was having trouble getting attention...
  • The 2010 Diesel Emissions Debate Heats Up

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday March 11, 2009
    It's getting ugly. That's the only way to describe the "debate" over the differing technology paths chosen by diesel engine manufacturers to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2010 diesel emissions standards for the reduction of NOx to...
  • The Best of the Best

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday March 11, 2009
    One of the great successes we’ve had throughout the state of Nebraska is the willingness of many different people to get involved with SuperTech on many different levels. This week, I wanted to touch on what Nebraska fleets and dealers are doing to...
  • Work Truck Show Bursting at the Seams!

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday March 5, 2009
    It's nice to have something good to report every now and then, and today's news is pretty hard to beat. The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has seen very positive turnout for their Annual Meeting and Work Truck Show, being held this week in...