Sixty-five individual TMC Fleet Executive level members responded to TMC’s “Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 3 Member Survey,” which was administered in May and June 2023. The purpose of the study was to gather intelligence required for American Trucking Associations,Inc. (ATA) to offer a comprehensive response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GHG Phase 3 proposal. The survey consisted of 25 questions, covering fleet demographics, experience with battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, as well as any future plans the responding fleets may have regarding these technologies and the infrastructure that supports them. The majority of those responding indicated little or no experience with either BEVs or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Of those that did report experience, a majority reported being either greatly dissatisfied or dissatisfied with respect to range, charging times and cost.
Thirty-four TMC member fleet and service provider members responded to TMC’s fourth “Fleet & Service Provider Average Standard Repair Time (SRT) Survey,” which was administered in the second half of 2022. The purpose of the study was to aid in establishing baseline repair times that will improve shop productivity and profitability. This is the third year that TMC has conducted the survey, providing a three-year comparison of year-to-year SRT data.DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
S.14 Last Mile & Vocational Vehicle Study Group Information Report: 2023-1
Factors Affecting Aftertreatment Systems in Vocational Duty Cycles
Based upon reports that premature seal deterioration and component leakage related to heavy-duty cycle hydraulic fluids and/or engine oils may be more severe than in past experience, TMC conducted a survey of its fleet and service provider members to determine if action is required to help equipment users avoid truck failures with pump seals, wiring harnesses and other components.
Low-NOx Proposed Rule —Emissions Control and Warranty Impact Survey Report
This document offers a model for implementing a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for the development of commercial vehicle technicians.
ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) conducted this survey on behalf of its S.2 Tire & Wheel Study Group to assess current use of tire sensors and telematics systems in tire management programs as well as expectations for future deployment and utilization of these technologies.
The results of the survey were mixed as to the extent of the current utilization of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and sensors in conjunction with tire management applications and software used to handle telematics generated data. Expectations regarding future tire sensors strongly indicated a desire for some type of tire tread depth monitoring, with preference that be powered by the host vehicle’s electrical system versus an integral tire battery.
Satisfaction with tire telematics sensors and software was also mixed, roughly evenly divided among very satisfied, neutral or dissatisfied about their systems. The greatest inhibiting factors were cost and identification of anticipated Return on Investment (ROI).
Published September 29, 2021
Fifty TMC member fleet and service provider members responded to TMC’s second “Fleet & Service Provider Average Standard Repair Time (SRT) Survey,” which was administered in the first quarter of 2020. The purpose of the study was to aid in establishing baseline repair times that will improve shop productivity and profitability. This is the second year that TMC has conducted the survey, giving the members a comparison of year-to-year SRT data.