TMC 2017

Business

TMC Elects Ozark’s McDonald as Chairman

Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Glen McDonald, the new chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, can’t be summed up as just a man who oversees the maintenance operation of a 700-truck fleet and 70 shop employees.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
Special Coverage

ATA's Chris Spear Calls for Industry to Embrace Technology

Spear in Nashville by John Sommers II for TT

Speaking at a pair of industry conferences, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear addressed the federation’s efforts to tap into technological innovation and work with the Trump administration to achieve policy goals.

Seth Clevenger and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
March 3, 2017
Special Coverage

Surge in E-Commerce is Disrupting Trucking Industry's Business Model, Expert Says

James Stevenson by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Astronomical growth in internet online retail purchases by U.S. consumers already is beginning to have a significant effect on the trucking industry’s business model, an information technology expert told executives attending American Trucking Associations' Executive Leadership Forum here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Special Coverage

Dana CEO James Kamsickas Advises Trump on Manufacturing

James Kamsickas by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the people to whom President Trump listens on the economy’s manufacturing sector is Dana Inc. CEO James Kamsickas, who came here to talk to some of the people who buy his company’s truck axles and driveshafts.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2017
Special Coverage

Almost Driverless Trucks Are Coming Soon, Say Panelists

Ognen Stojanovski by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Perfect driverless trucks that can operate flawlessly in all conditions are still several decades away, but their very capable cousins that do well in limited circumstances are far closer, panelists said here at an industry discussion event.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2017
Special Coverage

TMC Names Glen McDonald General Chairman

McDonald by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced Feb. 27 that Glen McDonald, maintenance director at Ozark Motor Lines of Memphis, Tennessee, has been elected 2017-2018 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Special Coverage

New TMC Task Force Begins Work on Cybersecurity Issues

Doorenbos, Hunt by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In its first meeting, a new Technology & Maintenance Council cybersecurity issues task force began on Feb. 27 its work to study, develop guidelines and standardize protocols to protect fleets from getting their data hacked.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Special Coverage, Tradeshows

2017 TMC

Transport Topics special coverage of the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council

Transport Topics
March 1, 2017
Special Coverage

Navistar's Stumpp, Jost's Carroll Receive Silver Spark Plug Honors

Lou Stummp (center) with Doug White, Troy Clarke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored two industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug — at TMC's annual meeting.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2017
Special Coverage

Truck Cabs Are Home to Drivers and Sea of Information

Wade Long by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Expectations of improvements in comfort, safety and convenience underpin truck cab design, but a surge in digital information also must be accommodated in a driver’s home away from home, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2017

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