2018 TMC

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 15, 2018 11:45 AM, EDT

Fleet Managers Need Solid Grasp of Technology as Well as Knowing How to Fix Trucks, Exec Says

ATLANTA — Whether part of the older or younger crowd, today’s fleet maintenance managers and executives must have skills that blend the essential, basic knowledge of fixing trucks with a solid grasp of technology and data in order to survive and thrive, an industry executive said. 

Business, Technology, Equipment

Emerging Technology Creates Challenges for Electric Vehicles, PepsiCo Exec. Says

Johnston

ATLANTA — Electric vehicles will have a large role in trucking’s future, but there are challenges, including emerging technology, said a PepsiCo Inc. fleet executive.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 13, 2018
Business

Firms Encouraged to More Actively Recruit Women for Technician Jobs

ATLANTA — When women demonstrate a talent for technical and mechanical jobs, they should be encouraged to pursue careers in the industry, experts at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting said March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Explores Deployment of Automated Trucks

ATLANTA — Industry experts explored a variety of approaches for developing and deploying autonomous trucks and examined the evolving regulatory framework for this technology here at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Jeff Harris Takes Over as TMC Chairman

TMC Chairman Jeff Harris

Although trucking is undergoing rapid advancements in technology, Jeff Harris, the new general chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, said the industry needs to get “back to the basics” when it comes to repairing equipment amid a massive industry shortage of technicians.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Meritor Technologies Keep Crossing Borders

ATLANTA — Meritor Inc.’s EX + L air disc brakes are soon to be standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia models, capping a component journey that began in Europe years ago.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Eco Flaps’ Aerodynamic Splash Guards Demonstrate Fuel Savings

ATLANTA — A recent evaluation of Eco Flaps’ aerodynamic splash guards on less-than-truckload equipment resulted in significant fuel savings, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck-Lite Announces Partners for Road Ready Trailer Telematics System

Richard

ATLANTA — Truck-Lite Co. announced two developments with its Road Ready trailer telematics system at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting here — a partnership with five industry suppliers and an installation app.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 7, 2018

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