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    SHOP TALK APRIL 2018

    Lester Contracting

    The 2H48-5 lube skid was customized to Lester Contracting’s specifications—it featured a 120-gallon used oil tank, four 60-gallon fresh oil tanks, five 50-foot reels, and a grease package all within an enclosed trailer pulled by […] More

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    SHOP TALK MARCH 2018

    Indianapolis was full of out-of-towners for NTEA’s The Work Truck Show, March 6-9. Even the snow couldn’t keep crowds from flocking to big auto companies’ new vehicle reveals. Among those reveals were Ford, Chevrolet, Hino, […] More

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    SHOP TALK FEBRUARY 2018

    When it comes to supply chain performance, PACCAR Parts set a new record in 2017 with more than 16 million global order lines shipped from its distribution centers. Through state-of-the-art supply chain systems and technology, […] More

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    SHOP TALK JANUARY 2018

    Have you ever wondered where other fleet managers go to get the latest happenings in the work truck industry? I would bet that The Work Truck Show is at the top of the list. This […] More

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    SHOP TALK DECEMBER 2017

    According to Todd Ewing, director of product management for Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, nothing beats the sound of the bat cracking and the smell of fresh hot dogs while sitting in your favorite stadium. Baseball—it […] More

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    SHOP TALK NOVEMBER 2017

    Talk to Jacob Rosendale about his new position as a Stertil-Koni service technician, and you come away convinced that this man is right where he should be. A refreshing notion in this often discontented world. […] More

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    SHOP TALK OCTOBER 2017

    If your company employs a fleet of work trucks, you probably have a shop where techs take care of repairs and maintenance. Oil changes, tire rotations, and brake jobs might just be the tip of […] More

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    SHOP TALK SEPTEMBER 2017

    Tina White laughs when asked why the HVAC company she and her husband Jamie own is named Brown. She’s ready with a funny answer. “The company is Brown, owned by the Whites, and the logo […] More

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    SHOP TALK AUGUST 2017

    Well, ladies and gents, ICUEE 2017 is quickly approaching, and you have a lot to look forward to. From October 3 to 5 in Louisville, Kentucky, you’ll have the opportunity to talk shop with venders, […] More

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    SHOP TALK JULY 2017

    It’s no secret that it’s the employees that make a company rise or fall. Without the innovation, hard work, and dedication of employees, a business would pretty much crumble. So, it makes sense that showing […] More

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    SHOP TALK

    There comes a time in most long-lived careers when you have to pass the torch. Recently, Ed Pearce passed the torch of manager of fleet service operations and support, GM, to Renee Smith. Smith’s work […] More

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    SHOP TALK

    While recognition might not be something everyone consciously strives for, it’s good to gain—especially when it comes to job performance and abilities. The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the premier industry association for heavy […] More

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