2015 TMC Annual Meeting

February 23, 2015 4:00 AM, EST

Editorial: An Icy TMC

Trucking is quite often referred to as a “resilient” industry. It provides the priceless service of delivering the nation’s goods. The task is carried out with little fanfare — and even less complaining about the hardships and obstacles that have to be overcome every day.

Special Coverage

Technician Shortage High on Chairman Kevin Tomlinson's List of Priorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outgoing Technology & Maintenance Council Chairman Dan Umphress has formally passed the gavel to his successor, Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance for flatbed carrier South Shore Transportation in Sandusky, Ohio.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2015
Special Coverage

Fleet, Service Providers Cite Maintenance, Technician Concerns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fleet and truck service center representatives cited concerns over a shortage of technicians and said raising their pay is likely going to be necessary to keep up with looming technical needs and challenges.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
February 19, 2015
Special Coverage

Cost of Diesel Shouldn't Deter Fleets From Alt-Fuel Vehicles, Industry Execs Say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The current lower cost of diesel fuel should not deter fleets from purchasing alternate-fuel vehicles, a panel of industry executives said at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council annual conference here.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2015
Special Coverage

TMC Honors Distinguished Members at Banquet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council honored some of its hardest-working members with special recognition awards here this week at TMC’s annual meeting.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015
Special Coverage

Kevin Tomlinson Named TMC Chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Tomlinson acknowledges that he and his fellow technicians might share some of the blame for the trucking industry’s technician shortage.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Stemco Sees $30 Million Rear Trailer-Drag Market

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Stemco executive said here that the company’s recently announced acquisition of ATDynamics was a good fit for the company.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
February 18, 2015
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Eaton, Cummins Expand Powertrain Partnership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials from Eaton Corp. and Cummins Inc. said the two companies are adding an engine to their SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain lineup and are matching one of Eaton’s transmissions to a Cummins natural-gas engine.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
February 18, 2015

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