2019 TMC

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, 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, 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 proven 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabash Commercial Trailer Segment Uses Technology and Dealers to Remain Vital

Wabash Smith (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Wabash National Corp. is diversifying from the dry van business, a recent Investors Day presentation made clear. But at the same time, the company’s commercial trailer products segment is gaining dealers and pushing ahead with new designs.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Lion Sets Class 8 Electric Truck Production for Fall

Lion The Lion8 (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Lion Electric Co. wants to demystify electric commercial vehicles for its customers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Yokohama Introduces Two Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires

Yokohama Yokohama 712L tire (Yokohama Tire)

ATLANTA — Yokohama Tire debuted two new SmartWay-verified, low-rolling-resistance tires at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting here March 19.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck-Lite Debuts Updated Trailer Tracking

Truck-Lite Richard (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Truck-Lite introduced the second generation of its Road Ready trailer-tracking service, which features a new, smaller master control unit that offers either solar or hard-wired power options, the company said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 19, 2019

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