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TMC Honors Industry Leaders During Annual Meeting

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February 28, 2017 

TMC Honors Industry Leaders During Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tenn. – 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.

TMC Honors Two with Silver Spark Plug

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February 26, 2017

TMC Honors Two with Silver Spark Plug

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored two professionals with its highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug – at the opening of its 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During Annual Meeting

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February 26, 2017

TMC Opens Exhibit Hall During Annual Meeting

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council opened the doors on a sold out exhibit hall as part of the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

TMC Names Glen McDonald General Chairman

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February 26, 2017

TMC Names Glen McDonald General Chairman

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Glen McDonald, Ozark Motor Lines, Memphis, Tenn., has been elected 2017-2018 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

TMC IR 2017-1: Applications for Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies to Vehicle Maintenance Training

Today, the trucking industry is challenged with the need to increase the efficiency and quality of repair and maintenance tasks. Additionally, the rapidly aging workforce threatens to exacerbate the need for faster, better repairs with technical resources whose skills, in some cases, may lean more toward the mechanical than the technological aspect of systems.

Issued: January 2017

Report

Future Truck Position Paper 2017-1: Future Energy Sources for Commercial Vehicles

Today’s heavy-duty truck manufacturers are increasing their focus on more efficient manage- ment of all types of energy in commercial vehicle (e.g., combination vehicle, straight truck, etc.). This position paper explores industry efforts at attaining alternate energy sources and what steps should be taken to implement such alternatives successfully for commercial vehicle operations.

Issued: January 2017

Position Paper

S.14 Study Group Information Report 2016-1: Battery Electric Vehicles in Light- & Medium-Duty and Specialty Truck Commercial Applications

A Class 1-6 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) powered solely by electricity is much different than a CMV powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE) or by hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) design. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) design includes storage only for its onboard battery capacity, not fossil fuel. The battery capacity has a direct impact on vehicle range and powered features. The electrical propulsion system requires a high voltage supply andsignificant current draw that dictates the capability and therefore the battery capacity.

TMC IR 2015-3: Exploring the Potential for 48-Volt Commercial Vehicle Electrical Systems

Forty-eight volt electrical systems represent a great potential to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Idle stop-start technology can help save fuel while the vehicle is motionless, and torque assist can also be supplied to the engine for launch and low-speed momentary acceleration. Increased energy storage and recapture of brake energy is also possible through 48-volt electrical/electronic (E/E) technology, further improving on overall efficiency.

TMC IR 2015-2: Automated Driving & Platooning: Issues & Opportunities

This Information Report is published by ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and examines the intensive activity in the development and introduction of Automated Vehicles (AVs) and identifies potential issues and opportunities for the trucking industry. Downloadable PDF only. $19.95 TMC/ATA members; $29.95 non-members.

Issued: December 2015

Future Truck Program Position Paper 2015-3: Recommendations Regarding Automated Driving and Platooning Systems

The development and introduction of automated vehicle technology has sparked great interest within the trucking industry. Developed by TMC’s Automated Driving and Platooning Task Force under the auspices of the Council’s Future Truck Committee, this Position Paper offers several recommendations regarding the development and implementation of automated driving and platooning systems. It should not be viewed as an endorsement of automated driving and platooning systems.

Issued: December 2015

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