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
Business, Technology

Millennials Present Challenges, Benefits to Trucking Industry

Generational experts Larry and Meagan Johnson Larry and Meagan Johnson by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

RALEIGH, N.C. — The generation gap between trucking industry leaders is getting wider, as younger millennials enter the freight workforce with different understandings of the world around them.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Conduct Real-Life Tests Before Committing to New Tires

Dart Transit truck Dart Transit makes it a point to test tires before buying, a company representative says. (David B./Flickr)

Improvements to truck tire technology in recent years have created a collection of products that man­ufacturers often tout as their most ­advanced, longest-wearing and most fuel-efficient tires ever. But many motor carriers choose to analyze those factory-­tested claims in their own real-life settings before committing to adding the products to their entire fleet.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
April 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Editorial: Keeping Trucks on the Road Starts Here

This is a time for talking about truck maintenance, as the March 18 issue of Transport Topics coincides with and will be distributed at the 2019 annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

TMC Conference to Focus on Cybersecurity, Truck Diagnostics

Truck repair technology Getty Images

As companies become more interconnected, executives need to have a broader understanding of their entire firm and the way divisions — once thought of as separate and distinct — interact with each other.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Data Management and Cybersecurity

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council will host the Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference, a new event to address pressing issues in fleet data management and cybersecurity, June 5-7 in Raleigh, N.C.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
May 11, 2018

TMC, FleetNet Launch Benchmarking Service

Technology & Maintenance Couicil Executive Director Robert Braswell TMC's Robert Braswell, by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — A benchmarking service built around fleet-supplied data on unscheduled repairs is being launched by FleetNet America and the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations, the groups announced here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking's at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 19, 2018