Technology & Maintenance Council

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September 24, 2015

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

September 24, 2015

TMC SuperTech 2015 in Photos

Take in some of the sights from the Technology & Maintenance Council's SuperTech 2015, held in Orlando, Fla.

September 23, 2015

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.

September 21, 2015

TMC Hears Ideas on How to Add Members, Activities

Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

July 13, 2015

TMC's Tech Talk to Celebrate 500th Broadcast

The weekly program covers issues involving maintenance, inspection and specification of brakes, on-board vehicle electronics and electrical systems, engines, seating, tires and more.

April 8, 2015

Jim Winsor, Longtime Trucking Journalist, Passes Away

Jim Winsor, a veteran trucking industry journalist and former executive editor of Heavy Duty Trucking, passed away Tuesday night from natural causes.

March 10, 2015

TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires

Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.

March 9, 2015

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.

February 19, 2015

Halo Tire Inflator Wins TWNA Tech Achievement Award

The device was proved effective in track testing in Canada last year and is in use by numerous fleets, members of the awards committee found in pre-selection research.

February 18, 2015

TMC Meeting Attendees Battle Winter Storm

A near-record setting winter storm brought below-zero temperatures and 6 inches of snow to Nashville, Tennessee, site of the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting.

February 18, 2015

Larger, Lighter But Stronger MTec6 Trailer Axle Coming from Meritor

Meritor has developed a larger trailer axle said to be stronger but lighter than its current 5-inch-diameter tube-type product. The MTec6 experiences less bending at the wheel end and better tire wear, and cuts out 40 pounds of material.

February 17, 2015

New Lube Filter for ISX15 Addresses Changes in Engine Design and Oils

Cummins Filtration says its new Fleetguard lube filter is the first to use a patented nanotechnology based synthetic media originally developed for fuel filters.

February 17, 2015

New Report Says Fleets Missing Out on Fuel Savings Through Engine Settings

Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

February 16, 2015

Dana Delivers Web-Based Training to Clarify Downspeeding

Dana's new online course will delve into the basic principles, benefits, and challenges associated with engine downspeeding. It also provides a one-stop source for key drivetrain system knowledge, individual component specifications, literature, videos, images, service bulletins, and parts books.

February 16, 2015

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

February 16, 2015

HDT Announces Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of truck fleet executives identified the 20 best new products that appeared in our magazine and website in the past year.

February 16, 2015

McLeod, iGlobal Integrate Software with In-cab Scanning

Billing and payroll documents are scanned and transmitted with iGlobal’s device, and payment for a delivered load can be made by Friday of the following week.

February 16, 2015

Michelin Adds Tire Care Monitoring Program to Commercial Service Network

Michelin says fleets will benefit from a reduced number of road service calls, improved CSA scores, improved fuel economy and longer tire life with its fully digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program called Michelin Tire Care.

February 16, 2015

Noregon Systems Releases JPro 2015 v1

The latest version of Noregon's JPro has data updates for Cummins and Detroit as well as Ford, GM and Sprinter modules through 2015. It also includes expanded coverage of model years and diagnostic data for Freightliner and Freightliner Cascadia body and chassis controllers.

February 16, 2015

Multi-Capable Jensen HD Bluetooth Radio Coming in May

The radio that integrates with a truck’s electrical system and can be Bluetooth-linked to smart phones, which then are operated by the radio.



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