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  • 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...
  • "Supertech" Sells Itself!

    By Amanda Schuier - Thursday March 5, 2009
    I’ve written previously in this blog about being a salesperson for SuperTech. As we get closer and closer to the date, I’m finding it’s easy to be a salesperson when the product you’re “selling” basically sells itself.  The SuperTech Steering...
  • Not All Fun and Games

    By Amanda Schuier - Thursday February 26, 2009
    I have promised many of you that the blog I deliver is “uncensored.” So, in keeping with the theme of full disclosure, I want to acknowledge that sometimes planning a SuperTech competition isn’t all fun and games.  One day, you may not get a...
  • On the Road Again

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday February 26, 2009
    I have barely unpacked my bags from three straight weeks of traveling to industry events (The National Biodiesel Conference, the TMC Annual Meeting & Expo, and Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week) and already I have to start packing for NTEA's Work Truck Show and...
  • A Positive Climate

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday February 19, 2009
    I just got back from the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) event in Orlando, hosted by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and several other trade organizations, and I am happy to day that I was surprised by the climate. The climate on...
  • "SuperTech" is My Middle Name

    By Amanda Schuier - Thursday February 19, 2009
    I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual meeting and exposition down in Orlando, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to attend. There were numerous seminars I attended that will help me be better at my...
  • How Many Miles Can a DPF Go?

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday February 12, 2009
    I just got back from the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) Annual Meeting and Expo in Orlando, and of all the presentations and discussions I heard or took part in during the week, one stands out in particular. In the "Shop Talk" session, a fleet...
  • See You in Florida!

    By Amanda Schuier - Thursday February 5, 2009
    This will be my last blog before I will see many of you down in sunny Florida. I can’t wait to catch up with a lot of you face-to-face and expand my growing network within the trucking industry.  The editor of Fleet Maintenance, Mark O’Connell...
  • Straight Talk on Biodiesel

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday February 5, 2009
    I just got back from the National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco, and I have some good news for fleet managers who have held back on using biodiesel because they're afraid of cold-weather performance and clogged fuel filters. While at the...
  • Slightly Off-Course

    By Amanda Schuier - Thursday January 29, 2009
    Since all of the SuperTech Steering Committee members work full-time in our day jobs, SuperTech is really a labor of love. With the holidays and a busy year-end, our SuperTech planning has been on the back burner. But now that registration is only four...