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May 12, 2016

TMCFutureTech Registration Open for Student Technicians

Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.

April 18, 2016

Commentary: Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Technicians and Drivers

Do we have a technician shortage, or are we not taking care of the resources we are provided? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge looks at this question in this editorial.

April 14, 2016

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

March 15, 2016

TMC Members Share Corrosion Experience, Advice

At the recent meeting of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council, fleet members talked about road salt-induced corrosion and how to combat it.

March 14, 2016

Meritor Aims to Grow With Aggressive New Product Schedule

Seven out of 10 Class 8 trucks in North America now run with Meritor axles, and the company has plans to grow, including an ambitious schedule of new product announcements.

March 10, 2016

Nitrogen Cooling System Offers Alternative to Traditional Reefer Trailers

After extensive testing with a grocery fleet in California, a nitrogen trailer cooling system is available that offers an alternative to traditional diesel-powered refrigeration systems.

March 4, 2016

TMC Chairman Takes Aim at Technician Shortage

While the technician shortage can’t be fixed tomorrow, Doug White believes it’s time for trucking to up its game when it comes to long-term solutions. Learn more in this interview with the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

March 3, 2016

Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All

What we learn from sessions like TMC's Fleet Forum is that you probably aren't the only truck owner having a particular problem. It puts the boots to the oft-heard comment from dealers, "Gee, I've never heard that one before."

March 3, 2016

Photos: 2016 HDT Top 20 Product Awards

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors presented the Top 20 Products awards at the recent Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting. Read more about the winning products here.

March 1, 2016

Photos: Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting

Some of the sights from the 60th annual meeting and exhibition of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 28-March 3, 2016.

March 1, 2016

Doing More to Solve the Technician Shortage

Trucking needs to do more to get the technicians of tomorrow educated and into truck shops. That was the message of a standing-room only panel discussion Tuesday morning at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

March 1, 2016

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure

Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.

March 1, 2016

TMC Awards Five Members With Silver Spark Plug

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored five trucking industry professionals with the Silver Spark Plug Award, the group’s highest honor.

March 1, 2016

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.

February 29, 2016

Michelin Launches X Line Energy Z Steer Tire

Michelin X Line Energy Z guarantees 20 percent more mileage than leading competitors with guarantees to back up the claim.

February 29, 2016

TMC Opens 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting

As the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council celebrates its 60th birthday, Monday it opened the doors on one of its largest exhibit halls ever as part of the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at the Music City Center in Nashville.

February 29, 2016

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Expanded torque offering mean customer can not get get the low-end performance they want without have to go to a high-horsepower bracket. Integrated call centers and better cross-training of customer service agents means it's easier for customer to get answers to their questions with just one phone call.

February 29, 2016

Agility Builds Compact CNG Fuel System

For 2016, Agility Fuel Systems has launched its 160 DGE Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel system designed for improved aerodynamics and reduced weight.

February 29, 2016

Dana Offers Downspeeding Tech for SmartAdvantage

Dana Holding Corporation is offering axle ratios that are compatible with all seven configurations of the SmartAdvantage powertrain from Eaton and Cummins.

February 29, 2016

13X Drive Axle Designed for Medium-Duty Applications

Meritor has introduced a lighter-weight drive axle platform designed for Class 6 and 7 applications called the 13X.

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