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

Wabash Readies for More Advanced Composite Technology

Wabash's Brent Yeagy, Robert Lane

ATLANTA — Wabash National Corp., the nation’s top supplier of trailers, is renewing its trailer and truck body design using advanced composite panels to add strength, increase thermal efficiency and save weight, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Industry Ready to Meet Demand for Last-Mile Delivery Option

Penske Truck Leasing's Mike Hasinec

ATLANTA — A combination of better equipment, increasing governmental pressure and improving economics is aligning to make a case that alternative-power options can make practical sense to meet the trucking industry’s growing last-mile delivery needs, experts said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mack Trucks Touts Over-the-Air Uptime

Mack's David Pardue

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced an expansion of its connected-vehicle services with the rollout of Mack Over The Air, which enables remote software updates for powertrain components and vehicle parameters for trucks equipped with its proprietary 2017 or newer engines.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology

Volvo Rolls Out Remote Programming for Over-the-Air Vehicle Software Updates

Volvo's Conal Deedy

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks said it has begun rolling out its Remote Programming feature for over-the-air vehicle software updates to help customers streamline maintenance and prevent vehicle downtime.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterson Launches Intelligent Trailer System

Peterson System

ATLANTA — Peterson Manufacturing Co. introduced an intelligent trailer system that the company said brings expanded connectivity and telematics capability to trailers.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 6, 2018
Autonomous

Automated Driver Assistance Systems Helpful to Promote Safety, UPS Executive Says

Carlton Rose of UPS

ATLANTA — Automated driver assistance systems are tools the freight industry may utilize to enhance highway safety, a senior executive at UPS Inc. reminded executives at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Truck Concept

Shell Rotella Truck

ATLANTA — Shell Rotella in cooperation with Airflow Truck Co. introduced the “Project Starship” concept truck here, a hand-built, street-legal, one-of-a-kind tractor-trailer equipped with technologies and equipment designed to maximize fuel efficiency.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 6, 2018

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