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Business, Technology

Mitchell 1 Adds VMRS Codes to Truck Repair Software

Mitchell 1 announced it added Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards codes to its TruckSeries suite of truck repair software solutions that help technicians estimate labor times, and diagnose and repair all makes of trucks in Classes 4-8.

June 18, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC Employs Gamification to Promote Opportunities for Youth

A screenshot from TMCSuperTech: The Game app A screenshot from TMCSuperTech: The Game app. (Technology & Maintenance Council)

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is forging new ground with the release of a new augmented reality game app aimed at attracting, fostering and welcoming a new generation of skilled technicians to the trucking industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
April 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC Kicks Off Spring Meeting in Virtual Format

2021 TMC Spring Meeting logo

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting is being reconfigured this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its spring meeting kicking off today under a virtual format.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Announces Changes to Meetings, Exhibition

TMC An exhibition hall entrance at a past TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations announced the Technology & Maintenance Council showcase exhibition will be an in-person event as part of TMC’s fall meeting.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Keeping a Solid ADAS Foundation

Braswell: Despite the clear safety benefits and demonstrated reduction in fre­quency, severity and injuries in accident statistics, resistance remains to retiring older equipment because of reluctance or resistance to advanced driver assistance systems technologies.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Adapting to the Virtual Environment

vehicle damage In TMC's study group, Vice Chairman Chris Sterwerf described the impact that minor vehicle damage can have on an ADAS system. (Chris Sterwerf)

Societal changes — accelerated by technology and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis — are transforming the way fleets specify and operate equipment in both intentional and unintended ways.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
October 9, 2020
Business, Equipment

ATA, TMC Celebrate Professional Technicians With Appreciation Week

Robert Braswell, TMC executive director TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell at Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized several service professionals Sept. 26 during the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
Business, Equipment

Study: LTL Carriers Cover More Miles Between Breakdowns Than Truckload Fleets

Truck on roadside with hood up vitpho/Getty Images

Less-than-truckload carriers outpaced truckload fleets in terms of miles between roadside breakdowns, according to a recent study.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
June 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMCSuperTech Canceled; Fall Meeting Will Be Virtual

Competitors take the written test at 2019 TMC's SuperTech event Competitors take the written test during the SuperTech competition Sept. 30, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has canceled its competitions geared toward truck technicians that were scheduled for September.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2020
Technology, Equipment

The Tractor-to-Trailer Interface

Tractor-to-trailer connections Tractor-to-trailer air and electrical connections (Technology & Maintenance Council)

Ever since digital antilock braking systems were mandated in the mid-1990s, an ever-increasing array of electrically powered, data-networked technologies have placed increased demands on the tractor electrical system and databus.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
October 25, 2019

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