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.March 15, 2018
Emerging Technology Creates Challenges for Electric Vehicles, PepsiCo Exec. Says
ATLANTA — Electric vehicles will have a large role in trucking’s future, but there are challenges, including emerging technology, said a PepsiCo Inc. fleet executive.March 13, 2018
Firms Encouraged to More Actively Recruit Women for Technician Jobs
ATLANTA — When women demonstrate a talent for technical and mechanical jobs, they should be encouraged to pursue careers in the industry, experts at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting said March 6.
TMC Explores Deployment of Automated Trucks
ATLANTA — Industry experts explored a variety of approaches for developing and deploying autonomous trucks and examined the evolving regulatory framework for this technology here at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council.
Jeff Harris Takes Over as TMC Chairman
Although trucking is undergoing rapid advancements in technology, Jeff Harris, the new general chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, said the industry needs to get “back to the basics” when it comes to repairing equipment amid a massive industry shortage of technicians.March 7, 2018
Eco Flaps’ Aerodynamic Splash Guards Demonstrate Fuel Savings
ATLANTA — A recent evaluation of Eco Flaps’ aerodynamic splash guards on less-than-truckload equipment resulted in significant fuel savings, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 7.
Meritor Technologies Keep Crossing Borders
ATLANTA — Meritor Inc.’s EX + L air disc brakes are soon to be standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia models, capping a component journey that began in Europe years ago.
Truck-Lite Announces Partners for Road Ready Trailer Telematics System
ATLANTA — Truck-Lite Co. announced two developments with its Road Ready trailer telematics system at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting here — a partnership with five industry suppliers and an installation app.March 7, 2018