The State of Heavy Duty Repair and Fleet Maintenance in 2022

Fullbay Webinar

Program Aired: May 19, 2022 How did commercial repair shops deal with parts and labor shortages in 2021, not to mention the lingering effects of the pandemic? Join industry leaders from Fullbay to learn how the heavy-duty community handled these challenges, with insight into revenue trends, operational benchmarks, and much more! 

May 19, 2022

Want To Take Repairs In-House?

Fullbay Whitepaper

If you’ve thought about taking your repair and maintenance work in-house, then Fullbay’s “How to Grow & Scale Your Repair Shop” is the ebook for you! Check out this free download to learn more about building out a new department, hiring, and much more.

June 1, 2021

State of Heavy Duty Repair and Fleet Maintenance in 2021

Fullbay Webinar

In this webinar, industry leaders from Fullbay explore the state of the heavy-duty repair industry, including regional revenue trends, hiring challenges, shop demographics, technician rates and efficiencies, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and more.

May 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

24-Hour Repair Becomes the Standard

Tech repairing truck In their efforts to get trucks back on the road as quickly as possible, fleets' shops are placing more emphasis on the importance of quick turnaround times. (Rush Enterprises)

Time is money in the trucking business, so the clock is always ticking when a commercial truck is in the shop for maintenance or repairs.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
April 23, 2021

Fullbay's First-Ever State of Heavy-Duty Repair Report

Fullbay Whitepaper

Fullbay and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are proud to announce the first-ever State of Heavy-Duty Repair report. This paper dives deep into the challenges and trends faced by the commercial repair industry.

March 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Enhances Customer Service Experience

A technician works on a laptop A technician works on a laptop. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America is making headway on a yearlong customer service improvement initiative as it works with dealers to have parts and technicians ready to go when a broken truck reaches the service bay.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 19, 2020
Business, Equipment

Study: LTL Carriers Cover More Miles Between Breakdowns Than Truckload Fleets

Truck on roadside with hood up vitpho/Getty Images

Less-than-truckload carriers outpaced truckload fleets in terms of miles between roadside breakdowns, according to a recent study.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
June 26, 2020
Technology, Equipment

Getting Back to Work: New Fleet Strategies

Getting Back to Work: New Fleet Strategies

Leading fleets are finding this 15-minute PM is saving repair costs and cutting down time. The technology is proving to be the solution to increase uptime, lower repair and PM costs, and end aftertreatment problems, providing quick ROI.

June 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Weigh Training, Outsourcing to Handle Time-Consuming Repairs

Technician works on an engine A technician gets ready to work on an engine. (Transervice Logistics)

Increasingly, fleet managers must choose between investing in more technician tools and training or outsourcing the most time-consuming maintenance tasks that involve complex parts.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
September 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

20-Year-Old Technician Ryan Meppelink Prepares for International Competition

Ryan Meppelink Ryan Meppelink shows off his skills at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Ryan Meppelink, a 20-year-old student from Zeeland, Mich., has been fascinated with all things mechanical since he was 14.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2019