Technology & Maintenance Council

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September 20, 2017

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at TMC’s Fall Meeting.

September 18, 2017

FMCSA Denies ATA Petition Regarding Truck Tire Inflation Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations that would remove a provision of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding tire inflation.

March 20, 2017

On the Spot: How Tire Vibration Can Impact Fuel Efficiency [Video]

Equipment editor Jim Park caught up with IMI Products at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville to watch a demonstration of how vibration and rolling resistance can affect fuel efficiency. 

March 6, 2017

2017 HDT Top 20 Product Awards

Photos: Heavy Duty Trucking's editors presented the HDT Top 20 Products awards at the recent ATA Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

March 3, 2017

On the Spot: Meritor Launches the 14X HE Linehaul Tandem Drive Axle [Video]

Meritor launched its new 14X HE Tandem Drive Axle with much fanfare at the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. The company says it is the most efficient drive axle ever.

March 2, 2017

Wabco Boat Tail Deploys Automatically

The first new product has emerged in the wake of Wabco’s purchase of Laydon Composites, and it comes in the form of a self-deploying trailer boat tail tested to improve fuel economy by up to 4.3% at highway speeds.

February 28, 2017

Photos from TMC in Nashville

HDT was on hand for the annual meeting of the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 27-March 1, 2017. Here are a few of the sights.

February 28, 2017

Volvo Trucks Increases Uptime, Efficiency with Remote Programming

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming over-the-air updates for powertrain software and parameters.

February 28, 2017

Stoughton Offers Sneak Peak of New Refrigerated Van

A new refrigerated trailer from Stoughton will be available to order late in 2017. Production is slated to begin in early 2018.

February 28, 2017

Stoughton Trailers Premieres New Dry Van Design Features

Stoughton's dry van redesign will reduce fleets' maintenance burden and parts inventories by commonizing and standardizing many components so they can be easily interchanged between the Z-Plate and the aluminum Sheet & Post body styles.

February 28, 2017

Decisiv Announces New Visualization Platform

Decisiv Inc. says its new service management visualization platform, Insite 2.0, uses the latest cloud technologies to make reporting faster and easier to use for fleet, OEM, lessor and managed maintenance service providers.

February 27, 2017

Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter

International's all-new A26 diesel engine is the product of a radically new engineering philosophy designed to return the company to its position as a technology leader in the trucking industry, says the company.

February 27, 2017

Michelin Adds RFID to Commercial Tires, Upgrades Tire Care program

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is now embedding radio frequency identification (RFID) chips inside commercial truck tires and retreads, enabling fleets to better manage their tire assets throughout the full life cycle.

February 27, 2017

Cummins to Offer Engine Maintenance Notifications

Cummins announced its new Connected Adviser telematics system at TMC's Annual Meeting in Nashville, which allows customers to receive information analyzed by engine experts at Cummins, making it easier for fleet managers to make service decisions about the vehicles in their fleets.

February 27, 2017

TMC Awards Two Silver Spark Plugs at Annual Meeting

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has honored two maintenance professionals with the Silver Spark Plug award, the organization's highest honor.

February 27, 2017

TMC Names 2017-2018 General Chairman and Treasurer

Glen McDonald of Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has been elected 2017-2018 general chairman and treasurer of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council.

February 27, 2017

International Truck to Launch New 12.4L Diesel Engine

International Truck will launch the A26 engine, a new 12.4-liter diesel engine designed for the Class 8 market, at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting in Nashville.

February 27, 2017

TWNA Announces 2016 Technical Achievement Award Finalists

The Truck Writers of North America has announced the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award, including engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel, and electronic cruise control products.

February 27, 2017

Meritor Launches "Most Efficient" Drive Axle Ever

Based on today's diesel prices, a 1,000-truck fleet equipped with the 14X HE drive axle could realize $1 million per year in fuel savings, according to Meritor.

February 26, 2017

ERoad ELD Commercially Available

ERoad says it will be the first company to be registered with the FMCSA's ELD compliance program to provide a permanent in-cab hardware as part of a comprehensive ELD solution.

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