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2014 TMC Special Coverage
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John Sommers II for TT
3/13/2014 11:30:00 AM
The Technology & Maintenance Council has wrapped up its 2014 meeting. See our photo gallery for highlights from the event.

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John Sommers II for TT
3/13/2014 8:15:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The next phase of the federal government’s greenhouse-gas regulations for trucks will include an examination of a “suite” of technologies that can lower emissions and increase fuel efficiency, an Environmental Protection Agency official said.


ATA Forms Special Committee to Study Road-Fund Options
3/14/2014 11:00:00 AM 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A specially formed committee of carrier executives will meet in Dallas this month to discuss ways to raise funds to pay for the next highway bill other than through a fuel-tax increase, American Trucking Associations Chairman Philip Byrd Sr. said.

TMC Honors Several With ‘Recognized Associates’ Award
3/13/2014 10:00:00 AM
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored three industry suppliers with its Recognized Associates award for the improvement of equipment.

Ricky Barker Recognized by TMC as Front-Line Supervisor of the Year
3/13/2014 9:45:00 AM
Ricky Barker, region shop and fleet manager for Trimac Transportation, was recognized as the front-line supervisor of the year by American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and Brent Hilton received the leadership award.

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TMW Releases Tool to Reduce Undiagnosed Vehicle Fault Codes
3/13/2014 8:00:00 AM
TMW Systems announced it has released a tool to reduce the risk from undiagnosed vehicle fault codes in heavy-duty trucks.

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Volvo’s 25,000th Truck With Remote Diagnostics Goes to Averitt
3/12/2014 9:35:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volvo Trucks announced that its 25,000th truck equipped with its remote diagnostics system was placed in service earlier this month by Averitt Express.

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A&R’s Umphress Named TMC Chairman
3/12/2014 9:00:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Dan Umphress has been elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer.

Noregon Launches New Diagnostics Tool
3/12/2014 8:45:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Noregon Systems announced it has launched a full-vehicle remote diagnostics tool.

ATA Forms Committee to Explore Highway Funding Options
3/11/2014 12:00:00 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A special committee of top motor carrier executives will meet in Dallas in late March to discuss fundraising mechanisms other than a fuel-tax increase to pay for the next highway bill, American Trucking Associations Chairman Philip Byrd Sr. announced March 11.

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TMC Honors Seven with Silver Spark Plug Award
3/11/2014 8:30:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council has awarded its Silver Spark Plug Award to seven trucking industry officials.

Navistar Adds Repair, Service Tool Integrations to Diagnostics System
3/10/2014 1:30:00 PM
Navistar Inc. said it has integrated repair and service tools from Mitchel 1, Nexiq Technologies and Noregon Systems Inc. into its remote diagnostics system.

Accuride, Alcoa Unveil New Aluminum Wheels
3/10/2014 1:15:00 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Accuride Corp. and Alcoa Wheel and Transportation unveiled new aluminum wheels.

Idle Smart Adds Battery Protection
3/10/2014 1:00:00 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Idle Smart said it has added a new battery-monitoring feature, the company announced during a press conference here March 9 at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

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Eaton, Cummins Partner on New Diesel, Nat-Gas Powertrain Packages
3/10/2014 12:05:00 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eaton Corp. and Cummins Inc. said they are expanding their powertrain partnership to include new 12-liter diesel and natural-gas combinations, building upon last year’s launch of their 15-liter SmartAdvantage package.

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TMC Launches New Scorecard Program
3/10/2014 11:30:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council and Decisiv Inc. announced the launch of a program that will capture industry data and trends.

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Aperia Unveil Automatic Tire Inflation System
3/10/2014 9:45:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aperia Technologies Inc. has introduced the Halo Tire Inflator, an automatic inflation system that works on trailer and tractor tires.

Dana Launches New Axle Products
3/10/2014 9:30:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dana Holding Corp. announced the availability of new axle products during a press event here at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting.

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Freight Efficiency Council Launches New Venture
3/10/2014 9:15:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced it has joined with the Carbon War Room to create the “Trucking Efficiency” program.

TMW Software Powers Michelin Fleet Maintenance Network
3/10/2014 9:10:00 AM
TMW Systems said it worked with Michelin to provide the software for the tire company’s new fleet maintenance service, the Truck Care Network.

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TMC Launches Committee to Attract Technicians
3/10/2014 9:05:00 AM
NASHVILLE Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council said it is launching a new effort to attract more technicians to the industry and improve their training.

FuelDefend Expands Product Lineup
3/10/2014 8:45:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — FuelDefend Global Ltd., a provider of anti-siphoning devices to prevent fuel theft, announced several additions to its lineup.

PressurePro, TrackPoint Announce Partnership
3/10/2014 8:40:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced a partnership to develop what they called the first real-time tire pressure monitoring system for untethered trailers.

Phillips Partners With Innotec for LED Trailer Lighting
3/10/2014 8:30:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Phillips Industries announced it has entered the exterior trailer LED lighting market through a partnership with Innotec

Nussbaum to Use FlowBelow Wheel Covers for Entire Fleet
3/10/2014 8:05:00 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truckload carrier Nussbaum Transportation said it will retrofit its entire fleet with wheel covers from by FlowBelow Aero Inc.

Scholarships Competition Opens for Technicians
3/6/2014 3:00:00 PM
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council said it has started accepting applications from diesel technicians for scholarships to three institutions.

TMC Introduces Certification for Vehicle Maintenance Standards
3/6/2014 2:00:00 PM
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council said it has introduced a certification for users of its Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards.

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EMU: Technicians Try to Break Repair Code
3/6/2014 1:30:00 PM
Sometimes, it’s the seemingly little things that can cause a big problem — something like a tractor headlight going out in the middle of nowhere, USA.

Opinion: Help Wanted: Diesel Technicians
3/6/2014 1:00:00 PM
The short supply of diesel technicians has become critical, resulting in fleets, dealers and independent shops being unable to fully staff their operations. In fact, one expert in truck-dealer operations said seven out of 10 fleets don’t have enough diesel technicians.

EMU: Technology & Maintenance Council Meets
3/6/2014 12:30:00 PM
The annual meeting of American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council is set to begin March 10 at the convention center in Nashville, Tenn.

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Opinion: Turning Experience Into Practice
3/6/2014 12:00:00 PM
This week American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council gathers in Nashville, Tenn., for our 2014 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, where there will be so much exciting and important news taking place.


TMW Systems
Undetected fault codes can have trickle-down effects on operating costs and most significantly, on safety. Controlling breakdowns and comebacks are every shop’s issue. But without a 360 degree view of the vehicle’s health and its complex, interdependent electronic subsystems, real problems often take several attempts to fix correctly. Following are top dangers that can impactfleets of every shape and size when they do not have a regular process in place to capture and examine vehicle diagnostic data. .



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