Today, the trucking industry is challenged with the need to increase the efficiency and quality of repair and maintenance tasks. Additionally, the rapidly aging workforce threatens to exacerbate the need for faster, better repairs with technical resources whose skills, in some cases, may lean more toward the mechanical than the technological aspect of systems.
January 31, 2017
Information about TMC's 2018 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competitions September 16-20 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL.
January 14, 2017
Forty-eight volt electrical systems represent a great potential to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Idle stop-start technology can help save fuel while the vehicle is motionless, and torque assist can also be supplied to the engine for launch and low-speed momentary acceleration. Increased energy storage and recapture of brake energy is also possible through 48-volt electrical/electronic (E/E) technology, further improving on overall efficiency. In addition, there are other possibilities with the use of a 48-volt supply that would not be possible with a 12-volt battery in in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), such as electronically controlled air-conditioning (A/C) compressors and fully electric power steering.
December 17, 2015
This Information Report is published by ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and examines the intensive activity in the development and introduction of Automated Vehicles (AVs) and identifies potential issues and opportunities for the trucking industry. Downloadable PDF only. $19.95 TMC/ATA members; $29.95 non-members.
December 16, 2015
You are invited to download our TMC's FUTURE TRUCK INITIATIVE eBOOK, which details ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) present projections on the future of trucking technology and business practices. These insights represent the consensus on what direction truck technology should take in the coming decades. The eBook was discussed during the MCE 2015 educational session entitled, “Visions and Opportunities in Truck Transportation," held Tuesday, October 20th.
October 20, 2015
Under TMC’s Future Truck Committee, the Far Horizon Subcommittee is charged with examining and determining equipment user needs more than 10 years in the future. This report presents two items of importance for TMC leadership, study groups and task forces to consider.
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