2021 TMC

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

TMC The panel discusses best practices for spec'ing, with Ptasznik at the panel. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Mohawk’s Christopher Tate Wins Second TMCSuperTech Grand Championship

Chris Tate Chris Tate holds his trophy for winning 2021 TMCSuperTech. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — For a second time, Christopher Tate of Mohawk Truck Inc. was named Grand Champion at TMCSuperTech. During his 16th year at the event, Tate claimed victories in two individual stations — fuel & lubes and suspension — and said with this victory he plans to retire from the competition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Holds Debate on the Future of Tractor-Trailer Connections

Dirk Wohltmann Dirk Wohltmann addresses the TMC audience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Trailer connectivity was a key focus of product announcements at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, but debate continues on how to best implement and integrate the various technologies in the mix.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

ADAS Adoption Linked to Other Key Industry Issues, ATRI’s Dan Murray Says

Dan Murray of ATRI Truck drivers buying in to ADAS is crucial because of the pervasive industrywide shortage, ATRI's Dan Murray says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Truckers’ acceptance of advanced driver assistance systems is a key element for fleets interested in adopting these technologies, but the industrywide driver shortage presents a challenging consideration, according to American Transportation Research Institute Senior Vice President Dan Murray.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tire Data Ownership, Safety Explored

Austin Crayne Austin Crayne, Goodyear business development manager, says fleets and tire manufacturers often will agree upon who owns the data, how it can be used and security before a contract is signed. (Goodyear)

CLEVELAND — Truck tire manufacturing representatives received pushback over data ownership and safety during a panel discussion at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Future Looks Bright for Automated Braking

John Bennett "This is such a cost-sensitive industry that unless there is a strong payback, technology adoption takes a long time,” says Meritor Chief Technology Officer John Bennett. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Industry experts presented an in-depth analysis concerning the future of braking systems during a study group session at American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Planning, Flexibility Key in Electric Fleet Management

Ray Hasting Ray Hasting, director of e-mobility and national vocational accounts for Volvo and Mack trucks. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Experts stressed common considerations in electric fleet management in a study group session during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Technical Session Explores Modern Truck Battery Challenges

Jeff Muir Jeff Muir by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CLEVELAND — The evolving demands on truck batteries and how to prolong their life has proven revolutionary for Class 6 and Class 8 vehicles, experts said Sept. 14 during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Clarience Relates Transition From Electric to Electronic

Paul Snioegocki “The A2Z for e-Mobility initiative brings EV-optimized LED lighting solutions for trucks, trailers and truck bodies sold under the Truck-Lite brand,” Chief Technology Officer Paul Sniegock says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Ushering in its transition from an electrical company to an electronic company, Clarience Technologies introduced a suite of products including the A2Z for e-Mobility, a companywide initiative developed to extend the range of electric vehicles by reducing battery amp draw.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Drov, Stoughton Partner on Smart Trailer Applications

Drov Drov CEO Lisa Mullen speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Drov Technologies announced its AirBox One smart trailer platform of sensors and data collection features is now an option at Stoughton Trailers.

September 14, 2021

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