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 | Features Editor
September 21, 2016

New TMC Chair White Hunts for Technicians When Not Maintaining Bulletproof Trucks

Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For a truck repair guy, Douglas White’s vehicles aren’t the largest, but they are bulletproof. The new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council is hoping to channel some of that toughness toward helping to remedy TMC’s ongoing battle against the chronic technician shortage.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 7, 2016
Special Coverage

TMC Elects New Officers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council elected a new slate of officers for the coming 12 months, the group said here Feb. 29, headed by Glen McDonald of Ozark Motor Lines as vice chairman.

March 1, 2016
Special Coverage

Failing to Prepare Disaster Plan Can Be Biggest Disaster, Experts Say

Webb, Desiato by Roger W. Gilroy/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — To recover from a disaster and ensure your fleet or manufacturing facility remains resilient afterward takes planning, then testing the plan, revising the plan, and testing it again and again, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC 2016 Live Blog

Transport Topics' live coverage of the 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville Feb. 29-March 3, 2016.

February 24, 2016

TMC Prepares for Annual Meeting

John Sommers II for TT

The latest trends in maintaining heavy-duty vehicles and best practices for overcoming the growing shortage of diesel technicians will be key topics during the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting later this month.

February 15, 2016

FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos Named TMC SuperTech 2015 Grand Champion

Eric Vos (left) congratulated by Mark McLean/Jaclyn O'Laughlin

Eric Vos of Boise, Idaho, and FedEx Freight has been named Grand Champion of the TMC SuperTech 2015 National Technicians Skills Competition. See a list of all station winners as well.  

September 23, 2015

Class 8 Tractor Sales Trending Toward Record-Setting Year, ACT Says

File Photo of Vieth by Kaitlynn Scheidler/Keep Sake Photography

ORLANDO, Fla. — Retail sales of new Class 8 tractors in the United States are on pace to set a record this year, according to a leading industry analyst.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 22, 2015

Omnitracs Executive Confident FMCSA Final Rule on ELDs Will Address Industry Concerns


ORLANDO, Fla. — An executive with Omnitracs said he is optimistic the federal government’s final rule on the mandatory use of electronic logging devices will address concerns previously raised by the trucking industry.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 21, 2015

TMC SuperTech Gets Under Way in Orlando

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

The 11th annual TMC SuperTech competition is under way in Orlando, Florida, with 145 truck technicians vying for the title of Grand Champion. 

September 21, 2015