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Photo gallery: TMC Annual Meeting 2019

Data, connectivity, electrification and a heavy focus on improving the heavy-duty service experience were big talking points at the 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. While we’re still working on our in-depth stories from the event, peruse this cool photo gallery from the show floor, then click here to

Phillips Connect Technologies announces three new trailer telematics solutions

Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) announced the launch and demonstrated the capabilities of its TrailerNet, ChassisNet, and ContainerNet transportation technology platforms during a press conference held in conjunction with ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. “What we have here is a brand new product category,” said Rob Phillips, president

Donaldson launches Filter Minder connected technology for monitoring truck engine air filters

Donaldson Company Inc. introduced Filter Minder connected technology for monitoring truck engine air filters, using the vehicles’ own telematics system, at the TMC Annual Meeting. Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send filter performance data to the cloud, and predictive analytics inform the fleet manager when individual trucks are approaching optimal filter life. Filter Minder

P.S.I. announces TireView TPMS solution

During the 2019 TMC Annual Meeting, P.S.I. announced TireView, a tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, tractors and trailers. Adding TPMS to the P.S.I. product line represents a key expansion of the company’s portfolio in order to provide a “bumper-to-bumper” solution for tire management. The company explained that TireView offers a high degree of flexibility,

Trimble expands connectivity capabilities through TMT ServiceConnect

Trimble introduced its new TMT ServiceConnect module, enabling fleet shops using Trimble’s TMT Fleet Maintenance (TMT) software to be connected to more than 4,500 medium- and heavy-duty service locations, including many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) dealers, throughout North America. By licensing the add-on module, TMT users will gain direct connectivity to thousands of service centers

Ioxus enables wireless ultracapacitor, battery management with uSTART

Ioxus, designers and manufacturers of smart power solutions based on its ultracapacitor technology, announced a new Bluetooth interface for its uSTART intelligent power management system at the 2019 TMC Annual Meeting. “The connection saves time and improves safety during roadside events by providing the ability to remotely check battery voltage and uSTART status or use

Mitchell 1 enhances its TruckSeries with 1Search Plus

During a press conference held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council 2019 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, Mitchell 1 unveiled the latest enhancement to its TruckSeries truck repair software suite, 1Search Plus. The 1Search Plus interface now incorporated into TruckSeries streamlines the vehicle technician’s job with a graphically design

Michelin rolls out all-season, heavy-duty tire for light-duty truck applications

Michelin North America Inc. unveiled its new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire for small-business owners and commercial fleets. This tire was designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans used in commercial applications, as well as for European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. These vehicles are seen

NACFE calls for fleets to join its Run On Less Regional program

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is now accepting applications for fleets to participate in Run on Less Regional, a fuel efficiency road show focusing on trucks that operate 300 miles from base. The Run will kick off on Oct. 8 from various points across the U.S. and Canada and will conclude with a finale

FlowBelow offers tractor Aerokit for International LT Series ‘MPG Package’

FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced that its fuel saving Tractor AeroKit system will be offered as a factory-installed option on the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Package, effective this spring. The products will also be factory-installed options for any new LT and RH Series trucks through International dealers. In October, International Truck announced the FlowBelow

Dana introduces Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains

Dana Inc. announced its Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, which is immediately available on standard Spicer SPL driveshafts and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series driveshafts. The new center bearing is engineered for durability and tuned to provide powertrain vibration isolation and dampening for reduced driver fatigue and improved vehicle satisfaction, according to the manufacturer. The unveiling was

FleetNet, TMC detail roadside truck repair benchmarking study

At TMC’s Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council and FleetNet announced the results of its Vertical Benchmarking Program, which presents a summary of roadside repairs experienced by truckload carriers. “Our goal is the help our members–TMC participants–drive their costs down,” explained Jim Buell, executive vice president of sales and marketing for