TMC 2018 Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Hyliion HE Drive Axle wins Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion, a recent start-up company, won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced. Called 6x4HE, the fuel-saving electric drive-axle system was selected from five finalists by a panel of truck writers, and presented Wednesday, March 7, during the Technology & Maintenance

Stoneridge expands camera-based, mirror-replacement system fleet evaluations

Stoneridge Inc. expanded fleet evaluations for the its MirrorEye camera monitor system, which replaces a truck’s mirrors with integrated external digital cameras and digital monitors inside the cab of the truck. This provides the driver with enhanced vision in most operating environments where it is difficult to see with traditional mirrors, the company explained. “We have

Road Ready system launches integrator, installation app

The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite Co. LLC, maker of heavy-duty lighting, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, unveiled its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) and installation application during the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit taking place this week in Atlanta. Click here to read all the news announced at TMC 2018.

FlowBelow tractor, trailer aerodynamic solutions now available at International, Strick Trailers

FlowBelow Aero Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, made two announcements during the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit taking place this week in Atlanta. First, FlowBelow stated that its Quick-Release wheel covers and tractor AeroKit system will be offered as optional equipment on all International LT

Run on Less report: ‘10 MPG does happen in the real world’

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released an in-depth report on the Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow, demonstrating high miles per gallon using currently available technology. The reports provides analysis of key data from the three-week event, from which four key conclusions are drawn: • 10 MPG does happen in the real world;

NACFE Run on Less Results 10 MPG Trucks Resized
Stemco partners with Webb Wheel to introduce new pre-adjusted hub assembly

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, introduced the Trifecta pre-adjusted hub assembly during the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit taking place this week in Atlanta. The new wheel end system was developed in partnership with Webb Wheel Products. The Stemco

Michelin introduces aerodynamic trailer solution, new all-weather drive tire

Michelin North America launched a SmartWay-verified aerodynamic trailer solution kit. The Michelin Energy Guard is for use on 53-ft dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications. In addition, Michelin Americas Truck Tires is introducing the Michelin X One Line Grip D drive tire for fleets looking to maximize driver confidence

Lippert Components introduces Discovery latex foam mattress

Lippert Components Inc. introduced its latest somnum Sleeper Series mattresses designed to promote optimum comfort and support for commercial truck drivers. The newest somnum mattress is the Discovery, a 10-in. latex foam mattress constructed with a combination core. It pairs a thick polymer, spring base core, with a natural latex upper core. The Indura Spring

Phillips Connect Technologies updates development of smart trailer TrailerNet open-architecture platform

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) detailed the development of TrailerNet, its open, completely agnostic platform for consolidating all smart-trailer sensors from any supplier into one central hub, using one data plan to deliver alerts to the driver and customizable fleet management dashboards to the fleet’s operations or dispatch teams, the company explained. The open platform strategy,

SAF-Holland unveils its Tire Pilot Plus TPMS solution

SAF-Holland Inc. announced the introduction of its SAF Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system engineered specifically for its CBX and ULX Series suspension systems. Tire Pilot Plus allows fleets to protect tires by reducing tire wear and the costs associated with it, improving fuel efficiency, reducing service and optimizing uptime, the company said. Proper

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. take aim at fleet tire positions with new Cooper brand truck tires

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. announced the launch of Cooper brand truck and bus radial (TBR) tires at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. Cooper TBR tires have been developed for fleets to reduce their overall tire program costs and are offered in three series based on application –

A tale of two axles: Dana launches a new Spicer tandem axle, single drive axle

Dana Inc. announced the launch of two new Spicer axles: The D172 series heavy-duty tandem axle for construction, heavy-haul, and severe-service applications; and the Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. Both announcements were made at the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. Click