Announcements

  • Happy New Year from TMC

    Happy New Year from TMC!
  • TMC Offices Will Be Closed Dec. 23 - Jan 2; Reopening Jan 3.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: TMC Offices Will Be Closed Dec. 23 - Jan 2; We will reopen Jan 3.  Happy Holidays!
  • Deadline is December 9 to Nominate Someone for the TMC Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Program!

    The need for vibrant leadership is at the core of every organization striving for continuous improvement and excellence. TMC’s leadership plays an important part in creating industry recognized recommended maintenance and engineering practices determining the direction of the Council and improving the productivity and safety of transport equipment and its maintenance. Talented, young fleet professionals who join the TMC Leaders of Tomorrow program (TLOT) become part of the Council’s foundation for building a better and stronger trucking industry.

    The program is open to individuals with five or less years experience in the industry and/or 40 years of age or younger.

    The formula is simple: 
    Team,
    Train and Transform.
  • Happy National Technician Appreciation Week 2022!

    Here's a short video celebrating our nation's technicians.  Please share!
  • TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Recipients Announced!

    TMC/SAE are happy to announce the 2022 recipients of the Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship!


    Maxwell Aulino of Brentwood, Tennessee will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
     
    Zachary Mosier of Kersey, PA will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University
  • 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!