November 8, 2016 - Industry News
ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.
Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians
September 21, 2016 - Industry News
Eric Vos, Mark McLean and Steven Weaver share top accolades at the conclusion of the event that included hundreds of technicians from around the USA.
Tags: TMC, FedEx Freight, TMC SuperTech
August 29, 2016 - Industry News
“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training
July 26, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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