2020 TMC

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

2020 TMC Recap: Collaboration Rules the Day

Joe Howard, Transport Topics executive editor, gives his take on the TMC annual conference this year.

February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Tool With Dealers

TT Senior Reporter Roger Gilroy recaps Volvo's announcement at TMC 2020 that it will share an internal tool for reviewing fleet operational performance with dealers.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

NACFE Begins Three-Year Program to Discover Best Routes for Electric Trucks

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced at 2020 TMC that it is beginning a three-year program to identify what it calls “high-potential” regional routes that are well-suited to running electric trucks. Dan Ronan, Transport Topics associate news editor of print and multimedia, reports.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Jacobs Looks to Cylinder Deactivation to Reduce Emissions

Steven Ernest (right) of Jacobs Vehicle Systems Steven Ernest (right), Jacobs Vehicle Systems' vice president of engineering, discusses his company's brakes with an attendee on the exhibit floor at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Jacobs Vehicle Systems has completed testing of its cylinder deactivation technology with a third-party laboratory funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the company announced Feb. 25.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Details With Dealers

Volvo The Volvo booth on the exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America has developed an internal tool called Expert Analysis for reviewing fleet operational performance and will put it in the hands of dealers and some customers later this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Mack Announces Command Steer at 2020 TMC

Mack Trucks announced an active steering option, Command Steer, for its Anthem models that monitors road conditions at nearly 2,000 times per second using truck-mounted sensors to help maintain directional stability, for instance, on rough roads, in high winds or during blowouts. Transport Topics senior reporter Roger Gilroy reports.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Experts Identify Benefits, Challenges of Battery Power

Battery technology panel at 2020 TMC Panelists discuss the future of electric vehicles in trucking at a Technology & Maintenance Council study group session Feb. 25. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The effectiveness of lithium batteries depends on a host of issues for trucking industry representatives to consider, according to a panel of experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

AIRman Unveils Automated System for Trailer Landing Gear

Lahousse Shane LaHousse, vice president of engineering, via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — AIRman Products has unveiled an automated cranking system that eliminates the manual labor required to raise and lower a trailer’s landing gear.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 26, 2020
Business

Panelists Discuss Fuel-Effiency Opportunities

ATLANTA — Fuel efficiency should involve the enthusiasm of the truck driver in addition to aerodynamic features on the vehicle itself, according to John Vesey, over-the-road truck driver with Hirschbach Motor Lines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA, HudsonCyber Team on Security Program

Max Bobys of HudsonCyber HudsonCyber Vice President Max Bobys discusses the partnership, which would afford ATA member motor carriers access to a suite of cybersecurity services. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations and HudsonCyber on Feb. 25 announced an affinity program for ATA members though which motor carriers of all sizes can gain access to the company’s cloud-based cybersecurity suite.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 25, 2020

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