Virginia, Charlotte & Columbia Truck Centers Host Customer Appreciation Event
Virginia Truck Centers, Charlotte Truck Center and Columbia Truck Center will hold their annual Customer Appreciation Event on Thursday, December 12.
Guests will have an opportunity to meet Virginia, Charlotte and Columbia Truck Centers personnel, view displays from many of the people who provide products and services to our customers and enjoy karting on the Victory Lane Karting indoor track.
Be our guest for a day of fun, food and fellowship!
WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th
TIME: 11 AM TO 4 PM
WHERE: VICTORY LANE KARTING
30 TIPTON DRIVE
CHARLOTTE, NC 28206
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED, DOOR PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AND THERE WILL BE DISPLAYS BY OVER 30 VENDORS INVOLVED IN THE TRUCK INDUSTRY.
For more information and to make a reservation go to Charlotte Truck Center Customer Appreciation Event.
NC Transportation Maintenance Council (NCTMC) Charlotte Chapter Meeting - "Tools of the Trade" Seminar, December 10, 2013
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
WHERE: 208 ROLLING HILLS ROAD
MOORESVILLE, NC 28117
TIME: 5:00 - 6:00PM Shop Tours
6:00 - 7:00PM BBQ Dinner
7:00 - 8:00PM DEMONSTRATIONS
HOSTED BY: K & L COLLISION CENTERS
The December meeting of the Charlotte Chapter of the NCT Maintenance Council will be held Tuesday, December 10th at 5:00 PM at the facilities of K & L Collision Centers located at 208 Rolling Hills Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.
(Directions: Traveling North on I-77 take Exit 36. At the light turn left (West) and go to the second light at the Chick-fil-A and turn left onto Rolling Hills Road. K & L Collision Centers is approximately 1/2 mile on the right. Phone number is 704-237-3915.)
K & L Collision Centers, home of the TV program Outcast Kustoms , has graciously offered to host a holiday barbecue dinner for chapter members and their wives, followed by a "Tools of the Trade" Seminar showcasing technologies that can help service and maintenance operations improve quality and productivity.
The program will feature demonstrations by:
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to win some great door prizes, including tools and apparel.
Shop tours will begin at 5:00pm followed by the barbecue dinner at 6:00pm and guest speakers at 7:00pm.
Join us for a fun filled evening and help the NCT Maintenance Council celebrate the Holiday Season.
For more information and to make a reservation, go to North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council, “Tools of the Trade” Seminar.
North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council, Mt. Airy Chapter Hosts Annual Christmas Party and Vendor Expo
The Mt. Airy Chapter of the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council will host it’s annual Christmas party and Vendor Expo for 2013 on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
Come out and join us to wrap up another successful year with the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council.
WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th
WHERE: THE DEPOT RESTAURANT AT CODY CREEK
112 OLD DEPOT LAND
DOBSON, NC 27017
EVENT HOST: NCTMC Mount Airy Chapter
On your way to join us for this annual celebration, please take a moment to grab something from your pantry for those less fortunate. There will be a dona-tion box for the local food bank set up in front of The Depot that will go to the local food banks. This time is year is especially hard on those in need, so open your heart and pantry and bring any canned and/or non perishable food items for donation. Thank you in advance from the Leadership of the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council.
For more information and to make your reservation, go to North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council Christmas Party and Expo.
Reduce Operational Costs with Centramatic On-Board Wheel & Tire Balancers
Centramatic wheel balancers automatically balance the tire and wheel as you drive down the road. The automatic function of these balancers can even compensate for mud, snow, and ice build up with the ability to correct front wheels that are up to 16 ounces out of balance and rear wheels up to 26 ounces. Centramatic balancers will consistently increase tire life by 25% - 50%, solve vibration problems, automatically balance your wheel assemblies while you drive, help prevent tire cupping and run tire temperatures 8% - 10% cooler.
See what Fort Worth Carrier Corporation has to say about Centramatic On-Board Wheel and Tire Balancers.
For more information go to TruckSavvy.com InFocus Directory: Centramatic
FMCSA SMS Redesign Preview Available Now
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing enhancements to the display of information on the SMS Website. The proposed redesign is intended to advance FMCSA’s safety mission by making important information easier to understand for motor carriers who want to improve their safety performance and for public users interested in FMCSA data. In keeping with its dedication to transparency and commitment to consistently improve the SMS, FMCSA is providing a preview of the SMS Website display. These proposed enhancements do not include changes to the SMS methodology.
These proposed changes aim to:
During the preview, law enforcement, motor carriers, and the public are able to view the proposed new features.
The SMS provides motor carriers and other safety stakeholders, with regularly updated safety performance assessments. FMCSA first announced the implementation of the SMS in a Federal Register notice dated April 9, 2010 (75 FR 18256) (Docket No. FMCSA-2004-18898) and announced further improvements to the SMS in Federal Register notices dated March 27, 2012 (77 FR 18298) (Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0074) and August 28, 2012 (77 FR 52110) (Docket No. FMCSA-2004-18898).
Since the launch of the SMS, FMCSA expected to make enhancements as new data and additional analyses became available. As stated in its March 27, 2012 Federal Register notice, FMCSA plans to apply a systematic approach to making improvements to SMS, prioritizing and releasing packages of improvements as needed. Consistent with its prior announcements, the Agency proposes changes to the design of the SMS public Website that are the direct result of feedback from stakeholders regarding the information displayed. The Agency is not proposing changes to the SMS methodology at this time.
Learn more by attending a webinar: Motor carriers and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend a webinar that will explain the proposed SMS display changes and answer frequently asked questions. Webinars will take place on the following dates and times:
Registration is required to attend one of these sessions and interested parties should register as soon as possible through FMCSA’s National Training Center at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ntc/webinarinfo/CSA_Improvements_Webinar-FMCSA.pdf.
Share your input: The 60-day SMS Preview comment period begins on November 5, 2013. A posting of the Federal Register Notice (https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-26543) outlining the changes is available for review. Written comments regarding the changes can be filed to the Federal Docket Management System (http://www.regulations.gov/), Docket ID Number FMCSA-2013-26543. FMCSA will review comments and make any necessary changes prior to implementation.
Questions or concerns: The CSA Outreach Website has technical assistants who can answer motor carrier questions about the SMS Website display as well as the CSA program itself. Questions can be submitted by phone (877-254-5365). Comments to the proposed display changes should be submitted to the Federal Docket management System after the Federal Register Notice is published.
Stay connected: Subscribe to the CSA Website to keep abreast of current program information at http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/subscription.aspx.