2020 TMC

Special Coverage

2020 TMC

Complete coverage of the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta.

August 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

At Closing Banquet, Earnhardt Highlights Technician Development

TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt at closing banquet Earnhardt at closing banquet by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Stacy Earnhardt took the reins as general chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council here Feb. 26 at the closing banquet of TMC’s annual meeting and emphasized the importance of not only recruiting, but also supporting a new generation of diesel technicians.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt Is Trucking Industry Lifer

New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt is director of asset management and specialized operations for Best Logistics Group in Kernersville, N.C. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The appointment of Stacy Earnhardt as next chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is a natural step in a lifetime spent around trucks and trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: TMC Theme Was New Tech, Skilled Professionals Are Propelling Trucking Forward

While new technology is driving trucking forward, the industry still needs the expertise of service professionals to keep tomorrow’s equipment running smoothly.

March 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

World Skills Medalist Ryan Meppelink Gets Warm Greeting at TMC

Ryan Meppelink Ryan Meppelink in 2019 by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Six months after winning a bronze medal in the Heavy Vehicle Technology division at the World Skills competition, Ryan Meppelink received a rousing ovation at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting Feb. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor, Wabash Stay Focused on Now and When

John Nelligan John Nelligan by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Key executives from global commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. and trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. said evolution and revolution are happening simultaneously in the trucking industry — and it is their job to keep track of both at once.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Chevron Showcases New Low-Ash Oil

James Booth James Booth by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Chevron Products Co. rolled out a new 53-foot educational trailer and a mock, walk-through diesel particulate filter designed to showcase the value of its new heavy-duty engine oil whose low-ash content is meant to reduce the clogging typical in a DPF.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 1, 2020
Business, Technology

E-Smart Adds Features to Active Speed-Management System

Mathieu Boivin Boivin at E-Smart’s exhibit at TMC’s 2020 annual meeting in Atlanta. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — E-Smart is expanding the fleet-management capabilities available for its intelligent speed-management system as the business moves forward as a stand-alone company.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2020
Business

TMC Presents Awards to Industry Leaders at Annual Meeting

TMC Kenneth Calhoun (left), receives the Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award from TMC's Robert Braswell. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations recognized several industry leaders and professionals with awards for their service on Feb. 26 during the council’s 2020 annual meeting.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020

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