2018 TMC

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 15, 2018 11:45 AM, EDT

Fleet Managers Need Solid Grasp of Technology as Well as Knowing How to Fix Trucks, Exec Says

ATLANTA — Whether part of the older or younger crowd, today’s fleet maintenance managers and executives must have skills that blend the essential, basic knowledge of fixing trucks with a solid grasp of technology and data in order to survive and thrive, an industry executive said. 

Business

TMC Honors Four With Silver Spark Plug Award

ATLANTA — The Technology & Maintenance Council presented four professionals with the Silver Spark Plug — its highest honor that recognizes professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J to Expand Truck Care Services in 2018

ATLANTA — Seven Truck Care service center locations are planned to debut by the middle of the year, Pilot Flying J executives announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business

Noregon Adds Simulation, Education Modules to JPRO Maintenance Platform

ATLANTA –Noregon announced updates to its suite of maintenance technology products during a press conference here at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Ultralift Power Tool for Trailer Gear Designed to Reduce Driver Injuries

UltraLift engineer Darrell Brubaker at TMC

ATLANTA — Ultralift Technologies has a power tool for raising and lowering trailer landing gear that the company said could help reduce the number of repetitive motion injuries among truck drivers.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 7, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Uses Mobile App to Boost Tire Management

McIntosh

ATLANTA — The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced a new subscription-based mobile tire management program, Tire Optix. It is intended to help fleets add consistency to the process of managing a top cost across their entire network.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Fuel

Valvoline Introduces Oil for Natural Gas Engines

Valvoline

ATLANTA — Valvoline Inc. launched an engine oil approved for use in natural gas fleet engines, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Expands Parts Business Amid Strong Growth

Navistar's Kory at TMC

ATLANTA — Navistar Inc. is expanding its line of remanufactured components for its trucks and its private-label, all-makes parts line as its parts business has experienced double-digit growth in the past five years, according to the company.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018

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