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July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Technicians Added to TMC National Skills Competition

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has added a new competition track for trailer technicians at its TMCSuperTech 2016 National Technician Skills Competition.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

Veto of Truck Platooning Bill a Mistake, Says Industry Consultant

Both drivers steer in this test of a platooning system in the western U.S. In the Tesla car crash, the autopilot was in full control – though the driver should've intervened. Photo: Peloton Technology

Car and truck technologies are "completely different," and Missouri's governor erred is equating one with the other in his veto of legislation that would've allowed testing in that state, says a consultant involved in development.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Safety Technology, TMC, Tesla, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMCFutureTech Registration Open for Student Technicians

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

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

TMC officials open the 2016 TMC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. File photo: Deborah Lockridge

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.

Tags: TMC, Associations, Small Fleets

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

Meritor Aims to Grow With Aggressive New Product Schedule

Chris Villavarayan, president, Meritor Americas, chats with HDT editors at TMC. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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.

Tags: TMC, Meritor

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Transport Refrigeration

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Chairman Takes Aim at Technician Shortage

Doug White, 2016-2017 TMC chairman. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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.

Tags: Technician Shortage, TMC

March 1, 2016 - Product News

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.

Tags: TMC, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, Awards, People

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

Molded structural combosites, developed by Wabash engineers over three years, are used throughout. Photo: Tom Berg

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.

Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Opens 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Kevin Tomlinson, outgoing TMC chairman, wields the scissors for the grand opening of the exhibit hall.

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.

Tags: Leadership, TMC

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Photo: Cummins

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.

Tags: TMC, Cummins, Eaton

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Axles, DOWNSPEED

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

Tags: TMC, DISC BRAKES, Haldex

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Aperia's Halo Finds a Home at Over 100 Fleets

Aperia's Halo bolts on in 10-15 minutes and requires no additional connections.

Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Tires

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Credit: Wabash

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Trailer Aerodynamics

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Announces 2016 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2016 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

Tags: Equipment, TMC, Awards, Top 20 Products

January 18, 2016 - Industry News

TWNA Names 2015 Tech Achievement Award Finalists

Finalists include safety and driveline products and a converter dolly. The truck writers group gave its first tech award in 1991 for a then-novel LED marker light.

Tags: TMC, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council, TWNA Technical Achievement Award

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting

December 30, 2015 - Industry News

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The show floor of the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.

Tags: ATA, Vehicle Repairs, TMC, Technicians, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Sets Fall Meeting Date and TMCSuperTech

Photo via TMC.

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.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Awards, Events, TMCSuperTech

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

TMC Elects New General Chairman

Kevin Tomlinson, TMC General Chairman and Treasurer. Photo: Jim Park

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

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: TMC, Meritor, ATIS

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