Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Annual Meeting Aims to Advance, Enrich Careers

TMC 2019 Scene from TMC 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

When the trucking industry’s equipment and technology professionals gather in Atlanta this month for the annual meeting of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, they’ll probe maintenance issues and discover opportunities for collaboration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Electronic Braking Systems Expected to Gain Traction

Wabco EBS Wabco says it sees EBS coming to the United States on a larger scale within three to five years. (Wabco)

After two decades of use in Europe, electronic braking systems will make significant inroads in the North American commercial vehicle market in the coming years to support the development of driver-assist technology and electric trucks, some industry experts said.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Haldex Sees Net Income Fall, Revenue Rise in Q3

Haldex boxes at a factory Haldex Group

Commercial vehicle brake supplier Haldex AB reported lower third-quarter earnings and higher revenue as it increased sales slightly in North America.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Committee to Review PTC Implementation Status July 31

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on July 16, 2019, in Washington. Earlier this year, Chao said positive train control can save lives and protect property. (Associated Press/Alex Brandon)

The Senate Commerce Committee on July 31 will hear from freight rail industry stakeholders about the status of automatic braking technology.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 26, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Jake Brake Standard on A26 Engine From International

Jacobs brake Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced the availability of its 5783A engine brake as standard equipment on the International A26 engine.

May 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

The Analytical Dilemma

Does “old school” detective work still have a part in fleet maintenance programs today? TMC Technical Director Jack Legler gives his answer.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
November 9, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

Inspectors Take Nearly 5,000 CMVs Off the Road During Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week An officer performs an inspection during a previous Brake Safety Week. (CVSA)

Law enforcement personnel in 57 jurisdictions throughout the United States and Canada took nearly 5,000 commercial motor vehicles off the road for “critical brake violations” during a weeklong focused brake enforcement effort in September, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Nov. 6.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rigorous Maintenance Essential to Avoiding Brake Problems

Truck brake inspection A Maryland officer inspects a truck's brakes. Air leaks often are difficult to trace but can lead to costly out-of-service violations. (TT File Photo)

Preventive maintenance on the pneumatic system of brakes is essential to keeping Class 8 trucks on the road.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
September 21, 2018
Business, Equipment

Brake Manufacturer Knorr-Bremse Plans IPO

Bendix/Knorr-Bremse booth at MATS The Bendix booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Knorr-Bremse AG has opted to list shares in Frankfurt later this year after majority billionaire owner Heinz Hermann Thiele explored a range of strategic options for one of the world’s largest makers of truck and train brakes.

September 17, 2018
Safety, Logistics

Italy Bridge Collapse Witness Tells of Truck’s Escape

Green truck on edge of collapsed Morandi Bridge A green truck stopped just short of the edge of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

ROME — A witness to the deadly Genoa highway bridge collapse has provided a dramatic account to Italian television SKY TG24, including a description of how a green truck stopped just short of the abyss.

August 15, 2018