2019 TMC

Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Automated and Electric Vehicles

platooning trucks Trucks platooning over a bridge in Utah by Peloton Technology

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
Business, Technology

Design Interactive Launches TMC SuperTech Game

Child playing TMCSuperTech: The Game Design Interactive

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Industry Task Force to Tackle Electric Vehicle Charging System Standard

Electric Vehicle Charging NFI's Bill Bliem. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cab Comfort Crucial to Retaining Drivers, TMC Panel Says

Cab Comfort Kenworth's Jamin Swazo (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Aims to Bolster Technician Recruiting, Training

Kenneth Calhoun Calhoun has about 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

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.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Fleets Credit Safety Systems, Video With Reducing Crashes, Claims

Rick Reinoehl Rick Reinoehl addresses the crowd at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Takes Reins, Thanks Predecessor

Kenneth Calhoun Calhoun (left) and Harris. (John Sommers for Transport Topics)

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.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Honors Technicians, Executives as Industry Leaders

TMC The TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Development Program class. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Several trucking industry leaders were honored at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting awards lunch on March 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TMC Takes Stock of Latest Developments in Automated Driving, Platooning

Automated Driving Morris (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 20, 2019

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