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New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt Is Trucking Industry Lifer

New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt New TMC Chairman Stacy Earnhardt is director of asset management and specialized operations for Best Logistics Group in Kernersville, N.C. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The appointment of Stacy Earnhardt as next chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is a natural step in a lifetime spent around trucks and trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: TMC Theme Was New Tech, Skilled Professionals Are Propelling Trucking Forward

While new technology is driving trucking forward, the industry still needs the expertise of service professionals to keep tomorrow’s equipment running smoothly.

March 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

World Skills Medalist Ryan Meppelink Gets Warm Greeting at TMC

Ryan Meppelink Ryan Meppelink in 2019 by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Six months after winning a bronze medal in the Heavy Vehicle Technology division at the World Skills competition, Ryan Meppelink received a rousing ovation at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting Feb. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor, Wabash Stay Focused on Now and When

John Nelligan John Nelligan by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Key executives from global commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. and trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. said evolution and revolution are happening simultaneously in the trucking industry — and it is their job to keep track of both at once.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Freightliner, Proterra to Develop Production-Ready MT50e Model

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., a unit of Daimler Trucks North America, announced it partnered with Proterra to develop a production-ready version in 2020 of Freightliner’s all-electric MT50e truck chassis.

February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Utilimaster Announces New Production Facility

Spartan Motors subsidiary Utilimaster announced Feb. 26 it will develop a new vehicle production facility for aftermarket parts.

February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

BorgWarner Announces Heavy-Duty Starter Protection Features

BorgWarner announced the first applications of its combined Smart IMS, integrated magnetic switch, plus integrated over crank protection on its Delco Remy38MT+ and 39MT heavy-duty gear reduction starters, used for both on- and off-highway commercial vehicles.

February 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Mckinney Rentals Opens New Division to Sell Trailers

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Mckinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals is expanding its operation into trailer sales, the company announced Feb. 27.

February 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Allison Increases Regular Dividend, Schedules Annual Meeting

Allison Transmission Allison Transmission via YouTube

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced its board of directors approved an increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to 17 cents from 15 cents on its common stock.

February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Adds Connected Maintenance Feature, Aftermarket Filters

Navistar HQ Navistar headquarters in Lisle, Ill. (Navistar)

The platform uses a comprehensive, easy-to-use interface to create seamless communication with dealers throughout the service process and supports all-makes fleets.

February 28, 2020

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