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September 24, 2015

Video: 2015 TMC SuperTech Skills Competition Day 2

The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition took place over two days and this year included a student competition which let aspiring technicians test their skills alongside some of the most skilled professionals in the field. 

September 23, 2015

Video: 2015 TMC SuperTech Skills Competition Day 1

The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition kicked off this week with truck technicians on day 1 working on challenges involving every facet of a heavy-duty truck. 

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 7, 2015

ATA Sets Fall Meeting Date and TMCSuperTech

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting TMCSuperTech technician skills competition on Sept. 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

May 28, 2015

Maintenance is Key To Retread Longevity

TMC’s latest fleet tire survey shows retreaded tires are going longer and further than some may expect – but maintenance is the key.

April 7, 2015

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

March 31, 2015

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

February 19, 2015

TMC Elects New General Chairman

The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.

February 17, 2015

Meritor Previews Inflation System for Tractors

The Meritor booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition has been humming this week with word of a new inflation system for tractors.

February 13, 2015

The TMC Annual Meeting Kicks off on President’s Day

The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council is holding its Annual Meeting from Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. This year’s event will be themed “Fueling the Future.”

January 28, 2015

TMC to Hold Fuel Efficient Tire Discussion at Annual Meeting

Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,

November 3, 2014

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

October 7, 2014

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Recent announcements by Carrier Transicold and Thermo King, that they’re offering solar panels as options on many reefer units, jibed nicely with discussions during TMC's Fall Meeting near Orlando, notes Senior Editor Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

October 3, 2014

Got A Knowledge Gap?

What new technology that you’ve used in the last 10 years has made a real difference to your operation? Do you know?

September 15, 2014

TMC’s 2014 Fall Meeting Next Week

The American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its Fall Meeting Sept. 22-25 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

September 9, 2014

Top Technicians to Gather for Skills Competition

The 10th annual TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition is set to take place later this month at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

July 8, 2014

TMC Fall Meeting Features Tire and Wheel Failure Analysis

If tire costs give you heartburn, you'll need to be in Orlando in September for the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council fall meeting. It will feature a special session on tire and wheel failure analysis.

June 3, 2014

TMC Opens Registration for Fall Meeting, Issues Updated RP Manual

TMC’s 2014 Fall Meeting offers a collection of educational sessions designed to keep your maintenance personnel on the cutting edge of vehicle technology with over 15 educational sessions and more than 100 Industry Task Force meetings.

May 21, 2014

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along -- more than 30,000 tickets written on a regulation that has been proven impossible to determine.

May 16, 2014

Trailer Maintenance Tips

It’s been 14 years since repairing any trailer’s “ICC bumper” was a simple matter of cutting off the damaged section and welding on a straight piece of angle iron. Most trailers built since Jan. 26, 1998, have been equipped with more complex required rear impact guards that are not only stronger but are designed to absorb shock from a collision.



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