2017 TMC

Seth Clevenger and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
March 3, 2017 12:00 AM, EST

ATA's Chris Spear Calls for Industry to Embrace Technology

Speaking at a pair of industry conferences, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear addressed the federation’s efforts to tap into technological innovation and work with the Trump administration to achieve policy goals.

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Almost Driverless Trucks Are Coming Soon, Say Panelists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Perfect driverless trucks that can operate flawlessly in all conditions are still several decades away, but their very capable cousins that do well in limited circumstances are far closer, panelists said here at an industry discussion event.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2017
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Dana CEO James Kamsickas Advises Trump on Manufacturing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the people to whom President Trump listens on the economy’s manufacturing sector is Dana Inc. CEO James Kamsickas, who came here to talk to some of the people who buy his company’s truck axles and driveshafts.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2017
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Surge in E-Commerce is Disrupting Trucking Industry's Business Model, Expert Says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Astronomical growth in internet online retail purchases by U.S. consumers already is beginning to have a significant effect on the trucking industry’s business model, an information technology expert told executives attending American Trucking Associations' Executive Leadership Forum here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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TMC Names Glen McDonald General Chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced Feb. 27 that Glen McDonald, maintenance director at Ozark Motor Lines of Memphis, Tennessee, has been elected 2017-2018 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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New TMC Task Force Begins Work on Cybersecurity Issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In its first meeting, a new Technology & Maintenance Council cybersecurity issues task force began on Feb. 27 its work to study, develop guidelines and standardize protocols to protect fleets from getting their data hacked.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017