2022 TMC

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMCSuperTech Back at Full Strength at Fall TMC

Chris Tate Chris Tate won the 2021 TMCSuperTech. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

After an abbreviated meeting and TMCSuperTech competition, this year’s American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition is back at full strength.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA’s O’Leary Reflects on Time of Transition for Company, Class 8 Market

DTNA CEO John O'Leary Daimler Truck North America CEO John O'Leary, shown at TMC 2022, served as the company's chief financial officer for eight years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

John O’Leary’s first year as CEO of Daimler Truck North America has been an eventful one. “It’s just been this whirlwind of activity, one thing after another,” O’Leary said during a one-on-one interview with Transport Topics on March 8 at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Experts Offer Advice on Spec'ing EVs for Fleets

Glover Jeff Glover with UPS speaks during the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Industry insiders offered a glimpse into what goes into spec’ing electric vehicles for commercial fleet operations during a panel session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition March 8.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Alcoa Unveils Lighter Wheels, Covers

Nathalie Tessier Nathalie Tessier by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Alcoa Wheels introduced a new set of products designed to enhance performance and efficiency across the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Industry Experts Tell Fleet Managers to Be Proactive With Electrification

Sean Larkin Fleets should "start the conversations early” when planning to install charging stations, says Sean Larkin, national sales director for medium/heavy-duty vehicles for Amply Power. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — When implementing a charging station for a commercial fleet, managers should heed the simple phrase, “plan early.”

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Clarience Partners With Wabash, Meritor on Connected Truck, Trailer Applications

Clarience Technologies Nada Jiddou with Clarience addresses the media. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking technology and component provider Clarience Technologies has formed partnerships with trailer maker Wabash National Corp. and industry supplier Meritor Inc. on connected truck and trailer capabilities.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 10, 2022
Government, Fuel

ATA President Spear Pushes Energy Independence

Chris Spear “We’re dealing in the now, and it’s time that our president, our House, our Senate, our decision-makers in Washington got real,” American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — With U.S. fuel prices rising at a record pace, achieving energy independence nationally would help the commercial transportation sector, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said March 7. 

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Industry Leaders Recognized During TMC Annual Meeting

James Wenger (left) and TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt James Wenger III of U.S. Xpress (left) receives the Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award from outgoing TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Several industry professionals were honored for their service to the council and the trucking industry during the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition on March 8.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 9, 2022
Equipment, Safety

Mock Trial Showcases Nuances of Tire-Related Accidents

Getty Image of truck tires 1933bkk/Getty Images

ORLANDO, Fla. — A mock trial to showcase what could happen after a tire-related traffic accident was conducted March 8 at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

DTNA’s O’Leary Urges Fleets to Prepare Now for Electric, Automated Future

John O'Leary John O' Leary by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary urged fleets and maintenance shops to begin planning for the emergence of electric-powered and increasingly automated trucks.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 9, 2022

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