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  • The Hour Approaches

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday May 27, 2009
    The registration process for Nebraska SuperTech is now complete. For the past eight months, we’ve merely been thinking about getting to this point. Now that we’re finally here, I’m pleased to announce we have 28 technicians signed up to be...
  • High Stakes for High Mileage

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday May 20, 2009
    I was happy to see the news from President Obama this week about raining fuel economy standards and lowering greenhouse gas emissions levels on cars and light trucks sold in America. You may not agree with the particulars of the new standards, but at this...
  • Getting Noticed

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday May 20, 2009
    A few weeks ago, I stood before a room of 75 people and asked, “How many of you have heard about SuperTech?” Imagine my dismay when only one person raised her hand. Imagine my further dismay when I realized the person who raised her hand worked for...
  • Making Your Job Easier

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday May 6, 2009
    Today we're introducing a new feature on our website: a new, vastly improved Fleet Maintenance Product Guide to help you make more informed purchases for your fleet. Now you can find information on hundreds of companies that cater to the needs of fleet...
  • Sorry for Not Blogging!

    By Amanda Schuier - Wednesday May 6, 2009
    I apologize for not blogging sooner. I’ve been busy with Omaha Truck Center, Inc.’s inaugural UltimateTech competition. I am pleased to report the event took place on April 21 at our Technical Advancement Center. We are the first Freightliner group in...
  • Interested in Biodiesel?

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday April 29, 2009
    A few months ago I blogged about a conversation I had had with a fleet manager about his experiences with biodiesel in a cold climate. He had never had a bad experience with biodiesel, even though he operated his vehicles in the harsh winters of the Grand...
  • Technician Competitions

    By Mark O'Connell - Thursday April 23, 2009
    It's getting to be that time of year again--the time when many state fleet maintenance councils and individual companies host their technician competitions. If you follow Fleet Maintenance at all, then you know that we do a lot of reporting on state and...
  • Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

    By Mark O'Connell - Wednesday April 15, 2009
    I've been writing about alternative fuels for several years now, and as I've reported on the struggles and successes of the biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane and hydrogen energy industries, I've always felt that I was on the sidelines looking in...
  • 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...