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TMC Announces 87 Finalists in TMCSuperTech Heavy-Duty Track

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September 15, 2019

TMC Announces 87 Finalists in TMCSuperTech Heavy-Duty Track

Raleigh, North Carolina — Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced the 87 TMCSuperTech competitors advancing to the Day 2 Heavy-Duty Track Hands-On Skills Challenge.  The competition launched this morning at the Raleigh Convention Center.

TMC Opens Top National Technician Skills Competitions

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September 15, 2019

TMC Opens Top National Technician Skills Competitions

Raleigh, North Carolina — Today, American Tucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council launched its annual National Technician Skills Competitions—TMCSuperTech 2019—here at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Now in its 15th year, the event is North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. 

TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During 2019 Annual Meeting

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March 17, 2019 

TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During 2019 Annual Meeting

Atlanta – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council opened the doors on a sold out exhibit hall as part of TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

TMC Names Kenneth Calhoun General Chairman and Treasurer

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March 17, 2019 

TMC Names Kenneth Calhoun General Chairman and Treasurer

Atlanta – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Kenneth Calhoun, fleet optimization manager at Altec Service Group,has been elected 2019-2020 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

TMC and FleetNet Maintenance Report Finds Costs of Repairs Increasing

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March 16, 2019 

TMC and FleetNet Maintenance Report Finds Costs of Repairs Increasing

Atlanta, Georgia — The average cost of mechanical repairs in the trucking industry increased for the second straight quarter, while miles between unscheduled roadside maintenance remained unchanged, according to the latest benchmarking report from American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America, an ArcBest company.

TMC and PIT Group Unveil 2019 Collaborative Research Program

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March 16, 2019

TMC and PIT Group Unveil 2019 Collaborative Research Program

Atlanta, Georgia —– Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and PIT Group of FPInnovations, announced the organizations will be conducting joint research projects on fuel savings and emerging braking technologies.

TMC Honors Five with 2019 Silver Spark Plug

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March 18, 2019

TMC Honors Five with 2019 Silver Spark Plug

Atlanta – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored three professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Future Truck Position Paper 2019-1: Recommendations Regarding Future Seating Positions

Having studied issues with driver seating and control packages for all known driver popula-tion profiles, TMC’s Future Cab & Driver Interface Task Force proposes in this paper that equipment manufacturers and suppliers develop seating systems that accommodate at least 95 percent of truck driving populations with adjustments for seat cushion width, seat cushion depth (each leg separate), lower seat back width, upper back width, lumbar vertical, lumbar in/out, and arm rest up/down.

Issued: March 2019

Future Truck Position Paper 2018-5: Recommendations Regarding Dynamic Tire Inflation for Commercial Vehicles

Current practice for tire inflation pressure maintenance in the commercial vehicle fleet does not account for varying load, speed and environmental operating conditions actually experienced by the tire and vehicle. TMC recommends development of an integrated tire inflation pressure control system that can compensate for these factors and provide an automated means ofinflating and deflating each tire to match the conditions encountered.

Future Truck Position Paper 2018-4: Recommendations Regarding the Use of High-Strength-to-Weight-Ratio Materials For Trailers and Truck Bodies

Demands for “lightweighting” trailers and truck bodies will inevitably increase as greenhouse gas reduction, fuel consumption reduction, alternate energy utilization, electric propulsion,and automated vehicle adoption accelerate in coming years. The purpose of this position pa- per is to discuss technical aspects of how — through development of improved metal alloys, composite, and new metal/composite constructed materials — the goals of lightweighting canbe achieved for trailers and truck bodies with high effectiveness.

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