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Industry Leaders Recognized by TMC During 2024 Annual Meeting

Industry Leaders Recognized by TMC During 2024 Annual Meeting
Technicians and Executives Honored by Premier Trucking Organization

New Orleans, Louisiana – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored several industry professionals with a variety of awards for their important service to the council and the industry during the Council’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

 

TMC Honors Four with Silver Spark Plug

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TMC Names Amanda Schuier General Chairman & Treasurer

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TMC Future Truck Position Paper: 2023-1 — Recommendations Regarding the Use of Sensors in Future Tire Designs for Improved Tire Maintenance

This Position Paper describes key factors identified by the Future Tire Durability and Reliability Task Force of ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) related to integrating standardized sensor technology into future tire designs for improved tire maintenance in commercial vehicles. This paper provides industry with an overview a “Connected Tire” concept, the development of which fleets should encourage from vehicle manufacturers and tire suppliers.

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Position Available: Diesel Technician Shop Manager – MERJ Fleet Services

Shift: First Shift Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 4:30pm (alternating Saturdays)

FLSA Status: Exempt full-time  Location: Buffalo, NY  Salary Range: $85 - 100K per year

TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — JANUARY 2024

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Technology & Maintenance Council
S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group

TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — JANUARY 2024

 

SUMMARY

TMC’s S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group conducted an online survey of approximately 500 TMC Fleet Executive level members and 100 Service Provide Corporate level members in the fourth quarter of 2023. Of these, 28 company representatives responded.

Most respondents were from Motor Carriers or Service Providers. About 48 percent were motor carrier representatives; 22 percent were service provider representatives. About 18 percent reported operations at a national level.

Fleet size ranged considerably across respondents. Number of technicians employed ranged considerably from a low of four (4) to a high of 450. About 46 percent of respondents reported operating between 1-5 maintenance shops.

About 25 percent of respondents said at least half of their technicians have attended a diesel training program. Ninety-two percent said less than a quarter of their technicians have attained ASE certification. Hourly rates for entry-level technicians ranged from $19 to $35.

 

TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS — FEBRUARY 2017

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Technology & Maintenance Council
S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group

 

TMC TECHNICIAN COMPENSATION SURVEY RESULTS

SUMMARY

TMC’s S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group conducted an online survey of approximately 500 TMC Fleet Executive level members and 100 Service Provide Corporate level members. Of these, 34 company representatives responded.

Most respondents were from Motor Carriers or Service Providers. About 38 percent were motor carrier representatives; 32 percent were service provider representatives. About 42 percent reported operations at a national level.

Fleet size ranged considerably across respondents. Number of technicians employed ranged considerably from a low of four (4) to a high of 750. About 54 percent of respondents reported operating between 1-5 maintenance shops.

About 35 percent of respondents said at least half of their technicians have attended a diesel training program. More than 70 percent said less than a quarter of their technicians have attained ASE certification. Hourly rates for entry-level technicians ranged from $12 to $25. Highest hourly rates ranged from about $22 to $36.

S.1 Electrical Study Group Position Paper: 2024-3 — Recommendations Regarding Technical Needs for Next Generation Tractor/Trailer Electrical and Data Connectivity

Developed by the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) S.1 Electrical Study Group Next Generation Tractor/Trailer Electrical Interface Task Force

 

TMC’s S.1 Electrical Study Group and its Next Generation Tractor/Trailer Electrical Interface Task Force developed this position paper to provide a set of technical characteristics to facilitate advancement of trailer technology through modernizing the truck/trailer interface in a way that minimizes the burden on fleets and individual owner/operators, and allows for the best opportunity for successful industry adoption without causing unnecessary business disruption yet still provide the necessary expansions to accommodate future truck/trailer functionality. TMC recommends that the industry consider these criteria in development of TMC Recommended Practices and design and testing norms by industry standards organizations.

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Average Standard Repair Times (SRT) for 103 Commonly Performed Labor Tasks in Fleet and Service Provider Operations (2023)

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ABSTRACT

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has released its latest “Fleet & Service Provider Average Standard Repair Time (SRT) Survey,” which was administered in the second half of 2023. The purpose of the study was to aid in establishing baseline repair times that will improve shop productivity and profitability. This is the fifth year that TMC has conducted the survey, providing a four-year comparison of year-to-year SRT data.

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