Announcements

  • ADAS Videos Win Recognition For TMC, FMCSA, Tech-Celerate Now Partners

    ADAS Videos Win Recognition For TMC, FMCSA, Tech-Celerate Now Partners. The team’s video production group, led by Global-5, was recognized as a 2022 Online Video Award Winner from The Communicator Awards for the videos created as part of the program’s industry outreach activities.  The four videos highlight the safety benefits ADAS technologies and feature Bogie the beagle conveying the point that just as a faithful dog can be a “trusted companion” to truck drivers, so too can ADAS technologies.  Click the following link to see the videos: (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/tech-celerate-now/adas-technology-videos)
     
    The FMCSA Tech-Celerate Now program team consisted of the following entities:  Noblis, a not-for-profit technical organization, was the prime contractor. ATRI and ATA served as the primary liaisons with the trucking industry for this project and played active roles in project outreach, and the OOIDA Foundation served as liaison to the owner-operator community. Global-5 produced project videos. 

    Tech-Celerate Now is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program, with funding and technical support from the Department’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (JPO), for accelerating the adoption of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the commercial motor vehicle industry.

    Additional information can be found at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/Tech-CelerateNow.
  • TMC's Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference to be Held June 13 in Washington, D.C.

     
  • TMC, eSMARTT™ Announce Coming Availability of Refrigerated Trailer Report, Webinar

    The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) announces the coming availability of its Refrigerated Trailer eSMARTT™ report. This report benchmarks the operations of 33 fleets representing an estimated 25 percent of all refrigerated trailers and domestic containers in operation in North America. A webinar covering the executive summary is scheduled for April 27, 2022 at Noon eastern.Following the webinar, the Executive Summary will be available free to TMC members.TMC’s initial eSMARTT report — released in June 2021 — identified refrigerated carriers as early adopters of technology driven by the need to track temperatures and the high cost of failures. This new study provides extensive data on typical trailer configurations, refrigerated trailer life, transportation refrigeration unit expectations, challenges for technology, return on investment decision criteria and more.The safety of food and pharmaceutical distribution is paramount. Technology is already providing detailed tracking from the field to the home in this important segment of the trucking industry. Both the federal government and nation-wide retailers are driving innovation to ensure deliveries are completed successfully while overcoming any challenges associated with equipment maintenance, shipping issues, traffic conditions, weather, and driver availability. “Everyone wants to know that their food and medicines are safe and effective at the time and point of use,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell.The latest report builds on the success of the collaboration’s first effort in June 2021, which explored the use and adoption of intelligence products and services across the trucking industry with an examination of adoption of the trailer rental and lease fleet sector. The original report --TMC IR-2021-1: North American Trailer Rental/Lease Company Survey Report — Next Generation Trailer Expectations — is an analysis of smart trailer technologies currently employed by North American trailer rental/lease companies.  The report is available here. 

    Join us Wednesday, April 27 to find out more about this study!

     

    To register for this TMC webinar,

    click here :

  • Webinar Alert: NASTF and TMC's Truck Tool Night

    On the evening of May 12th, 7 pm ET, the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and the American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) will be hosting Tool Night, a joint webinar demonstrating the features and benefits that various Scan Tool providers offer for HD vehicle diagnostics.

    NASTF and TMC are organizing this webinar in response to feedback from our members who have expressed a need for greater clarity in tool function and offerings. This event will allow the tool providers to demonstrate their capabilities and give the technicians the opportunity to get their questions answered by the experts. 

     

    Each provider will have approximately 15-20 minutes to present and answer audience questions. If you or another representative from your company would like to participate, please reply to hwolfe@nastf.org with the appropriate contact as soon as possible.

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

    When: May 12, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    Topic: NASTF and TMC's Truck Tool Night

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O9TL67L-Q8uCKByEmmMkkw

     

     

  • Presentation on Future EV Wireless Charging - Mar 7th - 8AM - N220AB

    Please join us in Orlando for a timely discussion of present and coming electric vehicle charging infrastructure and what it will take to implement in fleets. This presentation will feature experts from Romeo Power and from WAVE discussing battery pack technology, wireless charging interfaces, case studies in progress, and standardization efforts underway. 

    Our session will take place in room N220AB at 8AM on Monday, March 7th, and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • S5 VMRS Code Committee Meeting

    As part of the TMC 2022 Spring Meeting the S.5 VMRS Codes Committee will conduct a public meeting on Monday March 7, 2022 from 3pm - 4pm local time.

    The Agenda will be as follows:
    1. Introduction - P. Moszak
    2. Review ATA antitrust guidelines - P. Moszak
    3. VMRS Update - J. Poster
    4. EV VMRS Codes Update - J. Poster
    5. Open VMRS Discussion - ALL

    To register for the TMC 2022 Fall Meeting go HERE

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    Paul G Moszak
    VMRS Codes Committee Chairman
    Vice President & Heavy Duty Evangelist
    MOTOR Information Systems
    pmoszak@motor.com
    Office 585.789.1691
  • #TMCAnnual22 Scam Alert

    Attention! Companies are contacting some of TMC’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition members, attendees and exhibitors, claiming to offer our attendee lists. This is a SCAM. ATA/TMC does not sell its event registration lists or authorize any third party to distribute these lists.

    Others have received emails about booking their hotel reservations for the Meeting through a non-authorized third party. These emails are not coming from ATA, the companies emailing are not associated with ATA, and we believe they are SCAMS. Once registered for the Meeting, you'll receive a confirmation email from meeting_confirmation@trucking.org and may also receive. A confirmation email from meeting_confirmation@trucking.org and may also receive correspondence from our official housing bureau, ConferenceDirect.

    Please DO NOT respond to a company claiming to offer an ATA/TMC attendee list. By responding, even with a request to unsubscribe, you confirm that your email address is active. This may result in additional unwanted emails. If the e-mails continue, the Federal Trade Commission advises that you forward unwanted or deceptive messages to:

    • The Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov. Be sure to include the complete spam e-mail.
    • Your e-mail provider. At the top of the message, state that you're complaining about being spammed. Some e-mail services have buttons that allow you to mark messages as junk mail or report them spam.
    • The sender's e-mail provider, if you can tell who it is. Most web mail providers and ISPs want to cut off spammers who abuse their system. Again, make sure to include the entire spam e-mail and say that you're complaining about spam.

    For any questions or concerns, contact tmc@trucking.org or call 703-838-1763

  • TMC Publishes Position Paper on Automated Truck Inspection and Enforcement

    TMC's S.18 Automated and Electric Vehicle Study Group has just approved a position paper on automated truck inspection and enforcement. Developed by S.18's Task Force of the same name, the paper recommends that the industry consider the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Option 7 framework as a model for enhanced pre-trip inspections model for Automated Commercial Vehicles (ACMVs). TMC believes this approach, which seeks to eliminate en-route stops for roadside inspections, represents the most logical framework for inspections of ACMVs that have no human occupants onboard. TMC also suggests all stakeholders continue discussions in order to address inhibiting factors identified in this paper so as to operationalize this model, and to delineate the technical and maintenance requirements for its various elements.
  • TMC Publishes Survey on Expectations for Tire Sensors

    TMC has published the new Tire & Wheel Study Group Survey Report: Fleet Expectations on Tire Sensors, which was conducted over the summer  on behalf of its Tire & Wheel Study Group (S.2) to assess current use of tire sensors and telematics systems in tire management programs as well as expectations for future deployment and utilization of these technologies.

    The report can be found at

    https://tmc.trucking.org/blog/tire-wheel-study-group-survey-report-fleet-expectations-tire-sensors 

  • 2021 National Technician Appreciation Week

    It's National Technician Appreciation Week! #NTAW21 Let's be sure to recognize the outstanding professional technicians that keep the #trucking industry rolling 🚚 TMC & ATA would like to invite you in helping us celebrate our professional techs. Help us spread the word by sharing our official hi-res NTAW logo! Visit https://www.trucking.org/ntaw-logo-request-form to access the logos.

    Read more about the event here: https://tmc.trucking.org/blog/ata-tmc-announce-2021-national-technician-appreciation-week
  • Share the News! TMC’s ‘12 for 18’ is Back!

    Tell all your friends! This summer, TMC is bringing back its very best membership deal to all new members – 18 months of membership for the price of 12!

    Those who join TMC today will receive all the benefits and services of Council membership PLUS the discounted membership rate for three in-person meetings starting with TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Cleveland this September at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.  TMC’s Fall Meeting will be “back to normal” and the perfect opportunity to see friends and colleagues in the industry in person for the first time since March 2020. 

    In addition to our traditional fall meeting educational agenda, TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting will feature our yearly Transportation Technology Exhibition, featuring hundreds of exhibitors and more than 225,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. What’s more, TMC’s National Technician Skills Competition (TMCSuperTech 2021) will be held on Sunday, September 12 in a special one-day, 11-station condensed format. It’s two meetings in one and an opportunity not to be missed!

    The value will continue through the end of 2022 as well, affording you member pricing for TMC’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Orlando March 7-10, and TMC’s 2022 Fall Meeting & National Technician Skills Competitions which returns to Cleveland September 25-29.

    Contact Curry Blanton at: cblanton@trucking.org or call 703-838-1761.