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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Jeff Harris Takes Over as TMC Chairman

TMC Chairman Jeff Harris John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Although trucking is undergoing rapid advancements in technology, Jeff Harris, the new general chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, said the industry needs to get “back to the basics” when it comes to repairing equipment amid a massive industry shortage of technicians.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 7, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck Safety: Human and Equipment Factors

The intersection of the human and equipment-­related elements of truck safety is reflected in the two cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment

TMC Details 58 Recommended Practices in 2017 Supplement

TMC John Sommers II for TT

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council released its 2017 Recommended Practice Supplement, featuring 58 new or revised recommended practices, with a goal of increasing equipment maintenance efficiencies.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2017
Business

ATA Names Robert Braswell Acting Executive Director of TMC

Braswell via YouTube

Robert Braswell, technical director of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, has been appointed acting executive director of the organization, ATA announced March 27.

Transport Topics
March 28, 2017
Equipment

Spec Aero Devices With Fuel Calculator

All fleets want to improve fuel economy, and many turn to aerodynamic devices to attain their fuel-consumption goals, but there’s a lot of trial and error that takes place in the process. Wouldn’t it be nice to know in advance what to expect from aerodynamic supplier offerings?

Marc Clark
March 15, 2017
Business

Trucking Groups Partner to Strengthen Maintenance Supervisor Certification

Trilogy CNG

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has teamed with the North American Transportation Management Institute to strengthen and increase the visibility of the certifications for director and supervisor of maintenance equipment.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2017
Business

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guidelines to Technical Institutes

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations donated copies of its updated guidelines for preventive maintenance inspections of Classes 7 and 8 tractors to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states, it said.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2016
Business, Technology

Vos Repeats as Champion, Leads FedEx at SuperTech

Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Eric Vos earned the title of Grand Champion of TMC SuperTech for the second consecutive year in the competition, which was swept by FedEx Freight.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
September 26, 2016
Business, Technology

FedEx Freight's Eric Vos Repeats as TMC SuperTech Grand Champion

Eric Vos by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos has repeated as Grand Champion of the National Technician Skills Competition, TMC SuperTech.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
September 22, 2016
Business

Engine Coolants Hot Topic at Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting

TT File Photo

RALEIGH, N.C. – The increasing use of lightweight aluminum in engines will likely bring with it a conversion to nitrite-free, organic acid technology coolants, according to a maintenance executive at an industry meeting here.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
September 21, 2016

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