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.
Design Interactive Launches TMC SuperTech Game
Design Interactive Inc., a provider of augmented and virtual reality-based fleet maintenance training solutions for the transportation industry, announced it is providing a mobile augmented reality game of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Technician Skills Competition, TMC SuperTech.April 22, 2019
Industry Task Force to Tackle Electric Vehicle Charging System Standard
ATLANTA — A task force comprising trucking and transportation industry stakeholders is set to vote on adoption of recommended standards for power cables, connections and other equipment for high-powered electric charging stations for commercial vehicles.April 1, 2019
Cab Comfort Crucial to Retaining Drivers, TMC Panel Says
ATLANTA — Providing a comfortable and safe environment in truck cabs is critical when it comes to retaining and recruiting drivers. That was the main conclusion at a roundtable discussion called: “Spec’ing the Cab & Sleeper for Driver Comfort and Safety,” which was held at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 19.March 28, 2019
New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Aims to Bolster Technician Recruiting, Training
Advancing the Technology & Maintenance Council’s efforts to address the trucking industry’s technician shortage and enhancing education and training for entry-level workers are among the top priorities for Kenneth Calhoun, the council’s new general chairman and treasurer.
Editorial: Mining Data to Cover More Miles
The importance of mining repair data for information that can help improve the performance of motor carriers’ equipment was a continuous message during presentations at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations recently from companies across the spectrum of industry suppliers. They either introduced or updated products designed to wring more efficiencies out of freight operations.March 21, 2019
Fleets Credit Safety Systems, Video With Reducing Crashes, Claims
ATLANTA — Active safety technologies such as collision mitigation and lane departure warnings have proved effective at preventing crashes, but proper maintenance and driver training are necessary to get the most out of these systems, fleet executives and suppliers said.
New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Takes Reins, Thanks Predecessor
ATLANTA — Kenneth Calhoun is the new chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, taking over the one-year leadership position at TMC’s closing banquet dinner during its annual meeting on March 20.March 20, 2019
TMC Honors Technicians, Executives as Industry Leaders
ATLANTA — Several trucking industry leaders were honored at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting awards lunch on March 20.March 20, 2019
TMC Takes Stock of Latest Developments in Automated Driving, Platooning
ATLANTA — Representatives from self-driving truck startups TuSimple and Embark and truck platooning firm Peloton Technology continued the industry’s conversation about the emergence of automated trucking at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.