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TMC 2020: All the news from the show (Updated)

Fleet Equipment is live covering the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the industry’s annual gathering where rules and regulations are set, issues are discussed, and news is made. You can find all that news below, and this post will be updated throughout the week as more news breaks. You can also find the rest of FE‘s TMC 2020 coverage here.

On to the news!

Update 1!

  • FleetNet America discussed the results of its 2019 Q3 quarterly truck maintenance cost benchmarking program, announcing that the average cost of a mechanical roadside repair exceeded $400 for the first time since the study began in 2017.
  • Are aerodynamic devices worth it? The American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council, in conjunction with FPInnovations’ PIT Group, released a pair of reports detailing the effectiveness of the council’s aerodynamic fuel savings calculator and investigating electromechanical brakes for tractor trailers.
  • Navistar International Corporation has introduced new service and connectivity initiatives in its International 360 platform. Navistar also expanded its parts availability, including introducing a new line of filters through the company’s all-makes aftermarket truck and bus parts brand, Fleetrite parts.

Update 2!

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