Technology & Maintenance Council

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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.

February 16, 2015

Rush, Decisiv to Link Service-Info Management Systems

Integrating the RushCare communications management system with Decisiv's service platform will improve service, reduce waiting times and sharpen billing accuracy for truck and bus operators and leasing customers.

February 16, 2015

Optronics LED Lamps Impervious to Damage, Resistant to Theft

SuperLamps are waterproof and highly resistant to contaminants, while LampLock fixtures cannot be removed without destroying them, making them useless to a thief.

February 16, 2015

Converter Dolly Automatically Closes Gap

The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.

February 16, 2015

More Strength, Efficiency in Capacity’s Sabre Terminal Tractor

Sabre features include a 13% stronger main frame, a lower skid ramp to more easily pick up low-nosed trailers, 30% faster actuation of the fifth-wheel boom, easily replaceable parts, and a more comfortable cab.

February 13, 2015

Truck Writers Announce Technical Achievement Award Finalists

Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

September 29, 2014

SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report

The Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech competition recognizes and improves technicians’ skills. But Mike Delaney's interviews found that winning is not the only thing. It also improves entire companies.

September 24, 2014

Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

Mark McLean was declared the winner of the TMC SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year, helpng FedEx technicians sweep the top three spots in the event.

September 24, 2014

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

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