Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean has won the TMCSuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year.
Today, 134 truck technicians began their quest to be named Grand Champion at the 10th annual TMCSuperTech, held here at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has published its 2014-2015 Recommended Practices Manual, now available for purchase in print or electronic media in either single-user or multi-user versions.
Click here for the 2014 2nd Quarter Update dealing with issues the Engineering Department is working on. More information on individual issues can be found in the Resources section by selecting a topic from the drop down menu
As a service to its members, ATA tracks certain state laws of particular interest to the trucking industry such as snow removal requirements and mud flap laws.
On Feb. 24, ATA provided written comments and recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the Agency develops it’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. Recommendations were made in three areas, the Connected Vehicle Program, Automated Speed Enforcement for Section 402 Highway Safety Grants, and NHTSA/EPA Phase 2 Consumption/Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks.
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, ATA petitioned FMCSA for a rulemaking to eliminate underinflated tire language from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). At the request of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the ATA Technology and Maintenance Council (Tire & Wheel Study Group) began an effort in 2013 to develop a simple, fair, and uniform method of determining when a truck tire was underinflated during a roadside inspection.
ATA SUBMITS COMMENTS ON DVIR Oct. 7, ATA submitted comments to the FMCSA proposal to eliminate the completion of Driver-Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) when the driver does not find, or is unaware of, any vehicle defects or deficiencies at the completion of the workday.
FMCSA Announces New Policy on Wireless Mobile Data Devices for Electronic Screening and Bypass Systems
On Friday, July 19, FMCSA announced a new policy allowing smart phones, tablets, GPS units and other on-board telematics devices [called Wireless Mobile Data Devices by FMCSA] to be used as transponders for purposes of commercial vehicle information systems and network (CVISN) electronic screening truck inspection and weigh station bypass systems.