2020 TMC

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Alcoa Debuts New Lightweight Wheel, Bore Design

Alcoa A view of the new Alcoa Ultra One ULT39 wheel (right) via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Alcoa Wheels introduced a new wheel for heavy-truck applications that the company said is the lightest wheel it has produced, and which features a design that reduces contact with the wheel hub, which it said can combat corrosion.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow Appoints Rick Ruebusch CEO

FlowBelow's Gordon Virginski FlowBelow's Gordon Virginski says the company is looking to grow organically and potentially with some acquisitions. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — FlowBelow Aero Inc. has hired Rick Ruebusch as CEO to support its growth plans, and also announced that its flagship tractor aerodynamic system is now available as a factory option on new Volvo models.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils 'Tech-Celerate Now' to Promote Adoption of Safety Technology

FMCSA Ross Froat, ATA director of engineering and information technology, via Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Tech-Celerate Now, FMCSA’s first-of-its-kind program to bring together government agencies and private sector industry leaders to promote advanced driver assistance systems, got a boost at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Utility Launches Aerodynamic Trailer Tail

Utility Craig Bennett (left) and his colleagues at the event at TMC. (Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced its Utility Aerodynamic Tail, which diminishes the normal turbulence at the back of a trailer. It also directs heat from that space, which is important for refrigerated trailers, a segment Utility dominates in market share.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cojali Introduces New Hardware, Vehicle Connectivity for Its Diagnostics Software

Cojali Bruno Gattamorta, vice president of sales for Cojali USA. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Cojali Group has introduced next-generation hardware and connected-vehicle capabilities for its Jaltest diagnostics software designed for all makes and models of commercial trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailer-Sharing Platform vHub to Launch in US Market

VHub Roy Francis of vHub speaks at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Digital asset-sharing platform vHub is bringing its trailer sharing and repositioning marketplace to the U.S. trucking industry.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Introduces Intelligent Trailer Platform

Wabco Wabco's Collin Shaw, director of business development. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Wabco Holdings Inc. introduced a connected and intelligent trailer platform built on an intelligent anti-lock braking system, an intelligent trailer program and its TrailerCast telematics device — as well as open software architecture.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Puts Focus on Axles, Driveshafts, Training

Dana Tim Farney, Dana’s vice president of global vehicles, speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. announced the start of production for its electrified axle for Classes 4-5 commercial vehicles, enhancements to its SPL Series driveshafts and broadened its maintenance and inspection videos.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Phillips Connect Technologies Unveils Series of New Products

Phillips Rob Phillips speaks at the event. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Phillips Connect Technologies introduced a slew of new products Feb. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Costs for Unscheduled Repairs Keep Rising, Report Finds

Costs for unscheduled repairs FleetNet's Jim Buell speaks at the press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The average cost for an unscheduled repair increased 43% between the fourth quarter of 2018 and Q4 2019, according to benchmarking data compiled by American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 23, 2020

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