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Trade Show Talk: Trends kicking off 2024

Alternative fuels, connectivity, efficiency—there’s been plenty to report on from trucking trade shows, but which topics stuck out most?

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Hunter Engineering to show HawkEye XL at TMC

Technician testimony appears to back up Hunter’s claims of increased alignment speed when using the HawkEye XL.

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Technical Achievement Awards finalists

The panel selected 3 product finalists for the award, and will announce the winner at this year’s TMC meeting.

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Double Coin truck tires will be displayed at TMC 2024

The company is expected to showcase EPA Smartway verified truck tires at this year’s trade show in New Orleans.

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Doran 360 TPMS on display at several industry shows

Doran Manufacturing claims their Doran 360 TMPS helps avoid roadside tire replacement.

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Mitchell 1 awards TruckSeries subscription to TMC SuperTech 2023 Grand Champion

Doug Nickles, TMCSuperTech 2023 Grand Champion, receives a one-year Mitchell 1 TruckSeries software subscription, accessing Class 4-8 truck repair info.

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket showcases training program

SKF Vehicle Aftermarket is helping customers achieve more productive wheel-end maintenance with the promotion of its SKF Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) training program in booth no. 365 at the American Trucking Association (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) 2022 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. Featuring in-person, hands-on instruction and access to the latest product resources,

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TMC, SAE ITC collaborate on integrated vehicle health management technologies

SAE ITC and the American Trucking Associations announced an agreement between ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council and the Health Ready Components and Systems Consortium for use of the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) in helping to implement integrated vehicle health management technologies. “With several new programs having been identified for this approach, including autonomous

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TMC, Decisiv unveil parts, labor cost benchmarking survey

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) launched a new partnership with Decisiv to produce a benchmarking tool designed to track key performance indicators for commercial vehicle parts and labor based on the council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards. After being offered initially as a TMC member benefit, the Council and Decisiv plan to

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Using VMRS codes to improve truck service efficiency, productivity

Shop management technology can be a time saver for managers and technicians. In most operations these days, computer terminals, laptops and tablets are as common as the familiar tools used to work on vehicles. It is, however, the applications on those devices that provide true time and cost savings.

Understanding irregular tire wear

Every fleet tire manager has similar goals of maximizing tire removal mileage. The biggest issue is to reduce and minimize tire irregular wear. Tire tread irregular wear conditions will lead to premature tire removals and also reduced fuel economy. When tires are not wearing smoothly and evenly fuel economy will drop dramatically. There are many

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Coolant compatibility: Know thy coolants

When it comes to a fleet’s extended life coolant concerns, look no further than the three C’s: Capabilities; Compatibility; and Contamination. The biggest concern for the fleets running organic acid coolants (OAT) and nitrited organic acid technology (NOAT) extended life coolant [ELC] is knowing which fluid should be in their system. Extended life coolants are

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