2019 TMC

Transport Topics
March 21, 2019 6:45 PM, EDT

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.

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 | Equipment Editor
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 proven 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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabash Commercial Trailer Segment Uses Technology and Dealers to Remain Vital

Wabash

ATLANTA — Wabash National Corp. is diversifying from the dry van business, a recent Investors Day presentation made clear. But at the same time, the company’s commercial trailer products segment is gaining dealers and pushing ahead with new designs.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Lion Sets Class 8 Electric Truck Production for Fall

Lion

ATLANTA — The Lion Electric Co. wants to demystify electric commercial vehicles for its customers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019

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