Business, Equipment

TMC Recommended Practices Are the Foundation of Maintenance

The essence of achieving superior quality in a fleet maintenance operation is critically dependent, literally, upon the nuts and bolts that hold the truck together.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
October 7, 2022
Business, Technology

Data Interchange/Interoperability Challenges Carriers to Take Action

Fleets need real-time data from the commercial vehicles of today and tomorrow, and the ability to pose queries and communications regarding vehicle and systems operation status, cargo security and condition, and environmental and safety performance.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
July 22, 2022
Business, Technology

2022 Is the Year of Research and Discovery for TMC and Its Partners

TMC is anticipating the ability to pursue several research projects under its agreement with FPInnovations/The PIT Group that had been deferred because of COVID impacts and restrictions. This partnership enables TMC to bring its own research projects directly to The PIT Group, including accessing on-track testing capabilities.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
October 8, 2021
Technology, Equipment

The Power of Automatic Braking

Automatic emergency braking has been around for quite some time. Yet despite being a spec’ing option for more than a dozen years, many fleets remain reluctant to specify AEB on their newest trucks.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
July 17, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Keeping Trucks Rolling Amid Pandemic

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is now serving as a conduit of information as to how maintenance operations can sustain, protect and facilitate trucking’s critical role in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
April 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Tractor-Trailers at a Tipping Point

As the trucking industry and government regulators both seek to take advantage of productivity, safety and maintenance-enhancing opportunities presented by technology, are we about to encounter a wave that cannot be met with the existing tractor-trailer power and communications architecture?

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 24, 2020
Technology, Equipment

The Tractor-to-Trailer Interface

Ever since digital antilock braking systems were mandated in the mid-1990s, an ever-increasing array of electrically powered, data-networked technologies have placed increased demands on the tractor electrical system and databus.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Automated and Electric Vehicles

The Technology & Maintenance Council is evolving to contend with the necessary maintenance and specification issues that are arising as a result of two advanced technologies that are fast becoming part of today’s trucking scene.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
April 26, 2019
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Straightening the Sheet Metal

So, you just got the call that your brand-new “was-­supposed-to-last-for-a-decade” Class 8 tractor slid off into the ditch. The decisions that you make during the repair cycle for that truck may be just as important as those you made in buying it.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

The Analytical Dilemma

Does “old school” detective work still have a part in fleet maintenance programs today? TMC Technical Director Jack Legler gives his answer.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
November 9, 2018