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
Technology, Equipment

Avoid Aftertreatment Woes With Routine Preventive Maintenance

Heading off engine exhaust aftertreatment headaches can be as simple as doing preventive maintenance by the book, representatives of fleets and truck and engine makers said. Diesel particulate filtersand selective catalytic reduction systems have helped Class 8 trucks cut emissions of particulate matter, or soot, and nitrogen oxide compounds.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
October 25, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tackling Electrical Systems

Quality Transport Co. diagnostics Quality Transport Co. President Dave Dettman watches as a technician runs diagnostics on a truck. (Quality Transport Co.)

Technicians often don't troubleshoot a truck's electrical system to the extent they could, according to a recent assessment by the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations. Here's why.

January 25, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Ryder System Launches Preventive Maintenance Program for Its Pre-Owned Vehicles

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Ryder System launched a preventive maintenance program for its pre-owned vehicles, the Miami-based company said. Under the program, customers can finance or prepay for their selected preventive maintenance plan when they purchase a pre-owned vehicle, the company said.

July 5, 2017