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On-Highway Transmissions: Fully Automatic Versus Automated

The debate between a traditional manual transmission and fully automatic or automated transmission in on-highway trucks wasn’t much of a discussion just a few years ago. Manual transmissions were the hands-down preferred shifting mechanism. But that isn’t necessarily the case today as the industry desperately searches for ways to increase the pool […]

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Simultaneous Rebuild of Four Ferry Engines Challenges Marine Team

Months of planning finally ended when the first of four MTU12V 4000 M73 engines from the M.V. Napa was wheeled into our Kent shop and the team of technicians descended upon the piece of machinery. The arrival of the engine marked the start of a five-week project where we simultaneously rebuilt each […]

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Marine Team Keeps Tech’s Legacy of Giving Alive

Dave Miller Sr. was one of our most respected and experienced technicians who built a reputation as a teacher who mentored our newer techs. What many of us didn’t fully understand until Dave’s passing in 2017 was the depth of his generosity. We got a better understanding of Dave’s philanthropy this past […]

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Four Ways to Increase Fleet Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is projecting diesel fuel prices to spike for the remainder of the year as global oil supplies tighten due to political reasons and supply lines damaged by tropical storms. This short-term price increase, however, could easily continue into 2019, according to the federal agency’s forecast. So how […]

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Custom Design Solves Hospital’s Power Generation Needs

The third time proved to be the winner for Dmitry Kraskovsky when he suggested a unique solution to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center’s generation needs. The first two bids for improving the generators at the hospital in Auburn, Washington, didn’t quite meet the facility’s needs. Then, Dmitry came up with a hybrid paralleling […]

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Memorial Scholarship Helps Diesel Tech Students

Dave Miller Sr. was known within the company not only as a gifted diesel technician, but a teacher of the trade. He constantly mentored the new techs in the shop, teaching them all the tricks he learned as well as offering life lessons. It’s because of his legacy that we pay tribute […]

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