TMC 2017

Special Coverage

VMRS Adoption Seen as Critical to Solving Parts Inefficiencies

Jack Poster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Getting manufacturers in the trucking industry to adopt Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, or VMRS, is currently under way and would go a long way toward greatly improving efficiencies in the parts supply chain, industry experts say.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Cooper Manages to Juggle Goals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cooper Tires increased commercial vehicle tire sales by 13% in 2016 over the previous year, largely by selling trailer tires to trailer makers and replacement units in the aftermarket, a company executive said.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Noregon, PeopleNet Offer Health, Safety Monitoring Technology

Shane Gilliam by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Noregon and PeopleNet announced they are teaming up to deliver a new, real-time health and safety monitoring technology for all heavy-duty truck makes and models.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Denso to Launch Replacement Aftertreatment Devices in March

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., an affiliate of Denso Corp., will begin accepting orders for its new diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidation catalyst replacement products for heavy-duty trucks in March, the company said.

February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Stoughton Standardizes Components, Plans New Refrigerated Trailer for 2018

Bob Wahlin by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Stoughton Trailers announced it redesigned both its sheet-and-post and composite trailers with some standardized components to improve operational aspects. Also, it offers a retrofit kit of its redesigned rear impact guard that is standard on all of its new trailers.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Mack Offers Free Trial of Telematics, Launches Real-Time Updates

David Pardue by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mack Trucks announced a free 30-day trial of its fleet management services provided in conjunction with Telogis, and, separately, launched a series of performance-related over-the-air updates.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2017
Special Coverage

Auction of Donated Truck Will Raise Funds to Fight Sex Trafficking

Kendis Paris by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Phoenix truck dealer has organized a campaign to build a special “Everyday Heroes” tractor that will be sold at a June 20 Ritchie Bros. auction, with the proceeds being donated to a group fighting sex trafficking.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
Special Coverage

Navistar Debuts International A26 at TMC, 12.4-Liter Engine for Highway Tractors

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Navistar Inc. moved to re-establish its standing in the engine business by unveiling a new 12.4-liter power plant, the International A26, designed for usage in the company’s two newest over-the-road trucks, LT and RH.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2017
Special Coverage

Michelin Expands Tire Maintenance Program

Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Upgrades to its tire maintenance program and adding RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification Technology, to its truck tires and retreads represent a continued expansion of Michelin Americas Truck Tires’ products and services and are intended to put its emergency road service “out of business,” an executive with the company said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
February 27, 2017
Special Coverage

Cummins Offers New Drain Intervals, More Mobile Information

Chad Pruitt by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Engine maker Cummins Inc. introduced a handful of new diagnostic and service-related options for customers, including extended drain intervals through a free oil-sampling program, a real-time engine-monitoring service, remote software updates and a mobile app that provides access to information on fault codes.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2017

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