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April 10, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Launches Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council will be hosting a new event called the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, addressing best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity.

Tags: Conference, ATA, TMC, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Data Management

March 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

From left to right: Chris Langley, VP of Fleet Relations, Hyliion; Jim Park, award committee chair; and Thomas Healy, founder and CEO, Hyliion. Photo courtesy: Jim Winsor Award committee

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.

Tags: TMC, Awards, Axles, Hybrid Trucks, Hyliion

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Ever since automatic brake adjusters (ABA, also called automatic slack adjusters) were first required by law in 1994, many drivers and surprisingly, brake technicians, still respond to an over-stroking S-cam brake by manually readjusting the device rather than determining the root cause of the problem. Photo: Jim Park

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.

Tags: TMC, Meritor, Brakes, Technician Training, Air Brakes

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Eco Flaps Tested on LTL Equipment

Eco Flaps Splash Guard Photo: Eco Flaps

The Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards were recently evaluated for fuel savings on less than truckload equipment in multi-trailer setups.

Tags: TMC, Aerodynamics, Mud Flaps

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Noregon Updates JPro Professional, Adds Educational Module

Shane Gilliam senior vice president of sales at Noregon giving the company's presentation at the TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: Jim Park

Noregon has issued a major update for its in-shop diagnostic and repair solution, JPro Professional 2018 v1.

Tags: Software, TMC, JPRO, Noregon Systems, Maintenance Management

March 7, 2018 - Product News

Seeva Raises $2M for Heated Windshield Washer Fluid Dispenser

Seeva Technologies' heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions. Photo: Jim Park

Seeva Technologies' heated windshield washer fluid dispenser can keep everything from windshields to cameras, to sensitive sensors used in autonomous vehicles clean in a variety of conditions.

Tags: TMC, Startups, Cleaning Products, Autonomous Vehicles, Windshields

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo customers can now remotely update powertrain configurations on select engine and truck models.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo Trucks, TMC, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Starship Concept Truck

The Starship Project is a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Shell and Airflow Truck Company have debuted the full-size version of the company’s Starship Project truck - a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies.

Tags: Shell, Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Concept Vehicles

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Fear of the unknown discourages investment in new trucking technologies, such as electric trucks, said UPS' Carlton Rose. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Tags: UPS, TMC, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Disruptive Technology

March 5, 2018 - Product News

Stoneridge Expands MirrorEye Fleet Evaluations

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck. Photo: Jim Park

MirrorEye replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck to provide the driver with enhanced vision in most operating environments where it is difficult to see with traditional mirrors.

Tags: TMC, Backup Cameras, Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Peterson Introduces Pulse Intelligent Trailer System

Pulse brings not only controls and detects real-time status of vital trailer systems but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via wireless communications. Photos: Peterson

Peterson wants to make fleet trailers as smart as today’s technology-rich tractors, and it has introduced the PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, bringing CAN-bus technology and telematics capability to trailers.

Tags: Telematics, TPMS, ATIS, Peterson Manufacturing, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Partners With FleetNet America on Maintenance Benchmarking Service

The TMC/FleetNet Vertical Benchmarking Program will allow motor carriers and other types of fleets to compare their unscheduled roadside repairs with those of comparable fleets through an online dashboard. Photo: Jim Park

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America are partnering on a new maintenance benchmarking program for fleets to compare operations to their peers.

Tags: Benchmarking, ATA, Partnership, Maintenance Management, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

Spear wants trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future. Photo: Jack Roberts

At the TMC Annual meeting, ATA president Chris Spear said that the time was right for trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table, tell its story and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, TMC, Driver Shortage

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Names USA Truck’s Harris General Chairman

Jeff Harris

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck has been elected 2018-2019 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People, USA Truck

March 5, 2018 - Product News

Momentum’s GreenLync 2.0 Provides Natural Gas Engine Information

The GreenLync 2.0 driver message center displays the live fuel pressure reading, temperature-compensated fuel level and distance-to-empty for natural gas engines. Photo via Momentum Fuel Technologies

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced the GreenLync 2.0 electronics communication system for its line of compressed natural gas fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

Tags: TMC, Natural Gas Engines, CNG, CNG Tanks

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

International Trucks customers can now order FlowBelow’s Quick Release wheel covers and have them factory-installed on new LT and RH truck models.

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Tags: International Trucks, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, Trailer Aerodynamics, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Offers Update on Ultimate Connected Smart Trailer

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit. Photos: Jim Park

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, TMC, Phillips Industries

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Stemco Introduces Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation.

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation. Its eye-popping simplicity has left technicians slack-jawed in surprise with its simplicity and ease of installation. The new wheel end system was developed in partnership with Webb Wheel Products and announced at TMC's annual meeting.

Tags: Maintenance, TMC, Wheels, Stemco, Bearings

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin’s new Energy Guard tractor trailer aerodynamic system features a new, wake reducer tab that works like a spoiler and reduces the air recirculation zone behind a trailer at highway speeds. Photo: Michelin

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

Tags: TMC, Tires, Aerodynamics, Michelin, Trailer Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

10 actions truck fleets can take away from the Run on Less report on how to improve fuel efficiency. Graphic: NACFE

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

Tags: MPG, Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Carbon War Room, Run on Less

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cengage Partners with S/P2 on Transportation Training Programs

Education and technology company Cengage has partnered with S/P2, an online training provider for businesses and career tech schools, to integrate safety pollution prevention and soft skills training within its MindTap digital learning platform.

Tags: Training, TMC, Online Training, Technician Training

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Rush Service Connect Now Allows Maintenance Tracking, Analysis

RushCare Service Connect now allows fleets to easily track maintenance costs.

Mega truck dealer group Rush Enterprises is doubling down on fleet uptime with its RushCare Service Connect communications platform, taking it beyond a tool for real-time communication between the dealers and fleet customers into a maintenance tracking and management system.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Maintenance Costs, TMC, Rush Enterprises, VMRS

March 4, 2018 - Product News

SAF-Holland Unveils Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System

SAF-Holland¹s new Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System has been adopted from the company¹s European TMPS offering, which has been on the market since 2013. Photo: Jack Roberts

SAF-Holland says its new Tire Pilot Plus can top off or even release air to make sure proper tire pressures are maintained across a trailer. The active tire pressure management system been engineered to work seamlessly with the company¹s suspension and axle offerings.

Tags: ATA, TMC, SAF-Holland, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Tires, ATIS, Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

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