2019 TMC

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2019 11:00 AM, EDT

Industry Task Force to Tackle Electric Vehicle Charging System Standard

Electric Vehicle Charging

ATLANTA — A task force comprising trucking and transportation industry stakeholders is set to vote on adoption of recommended standards for power cables, connections and other equipment for high-powered electric charging stations for commercial vehicles.

Business, Technology, Equipment

Cab Comfort Crucial to Retaining Drivers, TMC Panel Says

Cab Comfort

ATLANTA — Providing a comfortable and safe environment in truck cabs is critical when it comes to retaining and recruiting drivers. That was the main conclusion at a roundtable discussion called: “Spec’ing the Cab & Sleeper for Driver Comfort and Safety,” which was held at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Aims to Bolster Technician Recruiting, Training

Kenneth Calhoun

Advancing the Technology & Maintenance Council’s efforts to address the trucking industry’s technician shortage and enhancing education and training for entry-level workers are among the top priorities for Kenneth Calhoun, the council’s new general chairman and treasurer.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Mining Data to Cover More Miles

The importance of mining repair data for information that can help improve the performance of motor carriers’ equipment was a continuous message during presentations at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations recently from companies across the spectrum of industry suppliers. They either introduced or updated products designed to wring more efficiencies out of freight operations.

March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Fleets Credit Safety Systems, Video With Reducing Crashes, Claims

Rick Reinoehl

ATLANTA — Active safety technologies such as collision mitigation and lane departure warnings have proved effective at preventing crashes, but proper maintenance and driver training are necessary to get the most out of these systems, fleet executives and suppliers said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Takes Reins, Thanks Predecessor

Kenneth Calhoun

ATLANTA — Kenneth Calhoun is the new chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, taking over the one-year leadership position at TMC’s closing banquet dinner during its annual meeting on March 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Honors Technicians, Executives as Industry Leaders

TMC

ATLANTA — Several trucking industry leaders were honored at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting awards lunch on March 20.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TMC Takes Stock of Latest Developments in Automated Driving, Platooning

Automated Driving

ATLANTA — Representatives from self-driving truck startups TuSimple and Embark and truck platooning firm Peloton Technology continued the industry’s conversation about the emergence of automated trucking at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 20, 2019

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