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  • 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...
  • "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...