Technology & Maintenance Council

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC/FleetNet America Reports Spike in Unscheduled Roadside Repairs

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Fleets experienced an increase in unscheduled roadside maintenance from the end of 2020 through the first quarter of 2021, according to benchmarking data compiled by service data program developer FleetNet America and the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Experts: Trucking Companies Should Use Data Collected to Improve Margins, Decrease Downtime

Steve Chaffee, director of fleet innovation, research and development for Hitachi Group Steve Chaffee, director of fleet innovation, research and development for Hitachi Group, speaks June 26 at the Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference. (Rachel Akpotu/Technology & Maintenance Council)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Trucking companies that effectively mine the data generated by their operations can free up time and capital to invest in other areas of their businesses, experts said at an industry meeting here.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

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Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Cyberattacks Called a Growing Threat to Trucking Industry

Ross Froat, Chris Cooper, Randy Goggans Ross Froat (left), Chris Cooper and Randy Goggans address the conference. (Robert Braswell/TMC)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The threat of cyberattacks to the trucking and logistics industries is real, the number of attacks are growing and each attack has the potential to cripple a company, according to a panel of experts June 6 at the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference here.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2018
Business, Technology

Data Takes Center Stage at Maintenance and Cybersecurity Conference

Jack Poster and Dave McLaughlin Jack Poster (left) and Dave McLaughlin at the opening session. (Robert Braswell)

RALEIGH, N.C. — In today’s trucking industry, data is king. That’s a theme running though the Technology & Maintenance Council Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018

Opinion: TMC Provides Critical Trucking Forum

The trucking industry would not be able to move 70.1% of the nation’s freight tonnage without great equipment, reliable technology and millions of technicians working behind the scenes to make sure every component of the tractor-trailer is in working order.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
July 21, 2017
Special Coverage

Technician Shortage High on Chairman Kevin Tomlinson's List of Priorities

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outgoing Technology & Maintenance Council Chairman Dan Umphress has formally passed the gavel to his successor, Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance for flatbed carrier South Shore Transportation in Sandusky, Ohio.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2015