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, Technology, Safety

Stoneridge Expands Fleet Evaluations of Camera Monitor System

Stoneridge Exhibit

ATLANTA — Stoneridge Inc. announced it will accept more carriers in its ongoing fleet evaluation of the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System, intended eventually to replace traditional mirrors.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Spear: Trucking to Play Key Role in Autonomous Policy

Chris Spear

ATLANTA — New federal guidance on automated cars and trucks to be unveiled this year will include the input from the trucking industry, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

NACFE Expands Focus to Include Future Technologies

ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced an expanded organizational strategy, including an updated brand identity and website, as it seeks to guide the development and eventual implementation of future technologies.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Equipment

FlowBelow Systems an Option for Strick Trailers, International Trucks

Virginski

ATLANTA ­— FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s quick-release wheel covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will be a factory-installed option on Strick Trailers, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Michelin Unveils Trailer Aero Package, Wide-Base Tire

Michelin's Adam Murphy

ATLANTA — Michelin North America has unveiled a trailer aerodynamics package for dry van and refrigerated trailers, a five-piece kit that incorporates side skirts, trailer-end fairings, aerodynamic mud flaps and a wake reducer to deliver what the company said is up to 7.4% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Expands Strategy to Include New Technologies

NACFE's Mike Roeth

ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced an expanded organizational strategy, including an updated brand identity and website, as it seeks to guide the development and eventual implementation of future technologies.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stemco, Webb Introduce Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly

Stemco

ATLANTA — Truck component supplier Stemco introduced its Trifecta pre-adjusted hub assembly, developed in partnership with Webb Wheel Products.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 4, 2018

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