Technology & Maintenance Council Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Mitchell 1 awards TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion a TruckSeries subscription

Mitchell 1 has awarded the TMCSuperTech 2022 Grand Champion, Phillip Pinter, a Michigan-based FedEx technician, a one-year subscription to TruckSeries software. Pinter claimed the title during the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council’s National Technicians Skills Competitions, held last week in Cleveland, Ohio. As the top finisher, he will have access to all of

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HDA Truck Pride Top Tech finalists advance to TMC SuperTech Competition

On June 25, 2022, the Top Tech competition was held at the Maryland Motor Truck Association and HDA Truck Pride sent six of their representatives to participate in the competition. Of the six to participate, Luke Noyes from Blaine Brothers in Clearwater, Minnesota and Brian Judy from RT&T Repair in East Dubuque, Illinois successfully completed

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TMC welcomes Collision Repair Forum to 2021 Fall Meeting

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and the Heavy Duty Repair Forum (HDRF) has agreed to co-locate its fall events at the 2021 TMC Fall Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition this September in Cleveland. The HDRF is the largest conference solely dedicated to the heavy-duty collision repair industry, the group says, and this

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Answering your tire pressure management questions

You’ve heard the stats: tires are the second-highest annual cost for the average fleet, behind fuel; and a major component of that is tire pressure. But why is that, and what can you do about it? FE spoke with many major players in the truck tire industry to answer your biggest questions about tire pressure

Augmented reality in truck service: A different way to train technicians

With augmented reality training, fleets can lower costs and downtime, and find it easier to attract new technicians.

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Dig into tire details during maintenance

The importance of scrap tire analysis cannot be overlooked, and oftentimes an analysis will provide a valuable but easily implemented fix in your tire maintenance practices to help improve tire life. There are several resources on scrap tire analysis that fleets should consult. TMC produces both the Tire Conditions Analysis Guide and the TMC Radial

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What to know about tires and 6×2 configurations

Many commercial fleets are evaluating the benefits of specifying new tractors with a 6×2 configuration versus the more popular 6×4 configuration. The standard 6×4 consists of three axles and six wheel-ends; both axles have driven axles. The new 6×2 features three axles and six wheel-ends on which only one of the axles is driven. The

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SAF-Holland director of field service receives Silver Spark Plug award

SAF-Holland’s Director of Field Service Rob Nissen has been recognized with the Technology & Maintenance Council Silver Spark Plug award. “The Silver Spark Plug recognizes individuals in our industry who are making outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, maintenance, industry-related technology and management practices,” said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology

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Making a case for better tire care

A case could be made for the statement, “the best tires are only as good as their air pressure.” If the correct tire air pressure is not maintained, tires will fail prematurely. According to Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper Tire, “Everyone will agree that the No.1 tip for longer

Truck technicians to compete in Orlando

Later this month, 134 technicians from around the country will gather at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations‘ Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition. The competition will be held Sept. 22-24 in conjunction with TMC’s annual fall meeting. “Technicians play a

Drivers affect fuel economy

Equipment buyers have direct control over which vehicles are specified and how they will help increase overall fuel economy. However, drivers are one of the biggest impacts on fuel economy that these same equipment buyers have no influence over.

Trending truck equipment: Tracking the hottest industry trends

Last month, the Fleet Equipment team set off on a whirlwind trade show schedule that put us at three different shows in four weeks—the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., the TMC Annual Meeting in Nashville and finally, the big one, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Spend even a couple minutes walking

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