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How Has the Pipeline Cyberattack Affected Your Fleet?   Pipeline Cyberattack Survey   News of a shutdown of a vital U.S. pipeline because of a ransomware attack has merited major headlines and efforts are underway to restore operations and avoid disruptions in motor fuel supplies. TMC is conducting a brief survey to determine its members expectations on how this event will affect fleet fuel supplies. Your participation is appreciated.  Please respond by Friday, May 14.   To take this survey, click here or copy and paste the direct link below into your browser:   www.research.net/r/TMCPipelineSurvey
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TMC Silver Spark Plug Al "The Tire Doctor" Cohn died April 28, 2021. He was 66 years old.   Alan E. Cohn, of North Canton, was born in Chicago, IL to David and Yvonne (Levy) Cohn, and following graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he moved to Akron where he entered a lifelong career in the Commercial Truck Tire Industry, most recently with Pressure Systems International. His career provided ample opportunity for travel, and Alan enjoyed expanding business travel with family, and it enabled them to travel to several unique locations over the years.   Cohn was a long-time TMC member and a fixture in the Council’s S.2 Tire & Wheel ...
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Our Spring Meeting is online and underway. Task Forces are meeting today for S.1 Electrical, S.2 Tire and Wheels, and S.3 Engine Study Groups. Not registered? --- Goto http://tmcspring.trucking.org Task Forces continue all this week. Next week, educational sessions, Shop Talk, Town Meeting and much more!
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fpInnovations' The PIT Group is announcing research opportunities for its annual Energotest testing campaign season this summer. Energotest is a neutral road test laboratory that uses stringent industry protocols — such as TMC Type II, III, & IV fuel testing — to measure the exact performance of a technology and provide precise, reliable and verified third-party data on the performance of technology. For more information, visit https://thepitgroup.com/energotest/
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TMC's 2021 RP Manual Supplement is now available to Council members.    To access select the RPs and Other Technical Information tab in the RED BAR at the top of TMC Connect and look for 2021 RP Supplement.   The direct link is https://webviewer.trucking.org/MeRgjR The Supplement features 65 new, revised or reissued Recommended Practices including: ELECTRICAL—S.1    RP 101C              Heavy-Duty Truck Alternator Mounting RP 105D              Design and Installation of Copper Power Cable Assemblies RP 114B              Wiring Harness Protection RP 124B              Heavy-Duty Headlamp Design Specifications RP 128B              Turn Signal ...
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2021 TMC/PTDC Technical Scholarships Now Available!   Please Forward to Any Interested Students!   ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) TMC and the Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) are proud to offer many scholarships to support future fleet maintenance technicians and supervisors. The schools that participate in this program are: TMC/PTDC UNOH Scholarship - University of Northern Ohio in Lima, OH (1) full paid scholarship; $20,000 value. TMC/PTDC Lincoln Tech Scholarship - Lincoln Technical Institute in Denver, CO/Indianapolis, IN/Nashville, TN/Grand ...
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Webinar to Showcase Industry Findings on Awareness, Adoption of Safety Technologies Click Here To Register   “Due to circumstances beyond control, the FMCSA will be postponing the Tech-Celerate Now webinar to a later date.  All webinar registrants will be notified when the new date is set.”   Direct registration link is: https://ata.webex.com/ata/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9f8fd830a4b5d67efb5ddb3ad683cecc “Our mission is to reduce crashes and fatalities and we can achieve this mission in a lot of ways by using education, partnerships and innovation through collaboration,” said Dan ...
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Here is a brief overview from the most recent "How TMC Works for You" webinar featuring TMC Associate and Service Provider membership benefits.
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In this episode of Two Minutes with TMC,  Executive Director Robert Braswell breaks down all the changes regarding TMC's 2021 meetings.
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Great podcast with HDT's Jim Park featuring Chuck Blake, and Bob Wessels.  A fantastic oral history on fuel testing in trucking. Chuck Blake and Bob Wessels hardly need an introduction, but for the record, Chuck was Detroit Diesel's senior technical support manager when he retired in 2018, and Bob was the assistant chief engineer and a project manager at Caterpillar when he retired in 2006. Together, they charted new territory in fuel economy testing and validation. Under the auspices of the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council, Bob and Chuck, along with several other partners in crime, basically wrote the book on fuel testing, producing the TMC/SAE Type ...
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TMC and Fullbay have joined forces to present the 2020-2021 State of Heavy-Duty Repair report. This report is available as a TMC member benefit! This first-of-its-kind report reveals insights and trends in the commercial vehicle repair industry, including demographics, average revenue, the impact of COVID-19, and more. A few of the key findings from the report included an average gross revenue per shop of between $500,000 to $2 million per year. Additionally, while 54 percent of respondents indicated COVID-19 resulted in a decrease in revenue, 43 percent reported no change or an increase. In addition to the industry data, the report includes ...
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In the latest installment of Two Minutes with TMC, Membership Manager Curry Blanton explains TMC's new "Member-Get-A-Member" campaign.
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In this episode of Two Minutes with TMC, we sit down with TMC's S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management Study Group Chairwoman Amanda Schuier, for a look at how she is preparing for TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting — A Virtual Event. Thanks Amanda!
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TMC’s Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Architecture & Fleet Benchmarking Conference A Virtual Conference Event Wednesday, June 24, 2020 TMC's Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Architecture and Fleet Benchmarking Conference will showcase industry activities pertaining to advancing current and next generation commerical vehicle interconnectivity and networking solutions. The conference will also present the latest findings from the TMC/FleetNet America Vertical Roadside Breakdown Benchmarking Program based on fleet-provided data. Registration for this one-day virtual conference is FREE.       Click here to register! For more information, ...
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Joint Research Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Trucking May 05 2020              ATRI, OOIDA Identify Industry Impacts and Recommendations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Murray (651) 641-6162 May 5, 2020 Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association Foundation completed important research on impacts that the Covid pandemic had on all aspects of trucking operations, including deliveries, travel times, detention and truck parking.  Most importantly, the research provides recommendations and guidance on future strategies should another national disaster ...
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This Blog will provide updated information on impacts of the COVID-19 public health situation on maintenance operations. Also see ATA's website trucking.org/COVID-19 IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING OR EXPECTING PARTS OR LABOR SHORTAGES THAT MAY NEGATIVELY IMPACT YOUR FLEET MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS, PLEASE PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO JACK LEGLER, TMC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AT JLEGLER@TRUCKING.ORG . PHONE:703-838-7956. FOLLOW THE COMMENTS STRING BELOW FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.  WE URGE TMC MEMBERS TO JOIN THE TMC COVID-19 COMMUNITY AND SHARE THEIR PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING THE FLEETS ROLLING DURING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS. TMC Members can join this community in ...
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One of the great things about TMC Connect is that is gives you notifications on all of the activities in Study Groups and Task Forces and the ability to interact real time in the RP Development Process as drafts are being prepared for public review at the next TMC Meeting. You recieve notifications via email based on the preferences you set in your TMC Connect Profile. What does it take to be plugged in?  Other than certain committees that are invitation only, all you have to do is explore under the "Communities" tab (located just to the right of "Home" on the top ribbon).  You can look at Study Groups, Task Forces, or other communities to find those that are ...
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Here is a link to the December 2019  and January 2020 Show Schedule for Tech Talk With TMC on SiriusXM Channel 146 with Dave Nemo! TECH TALK WITH TMC:  Broadcast every Tuesday at 10 am ET on BOTH SIRIUS and XM Channel 146 on The Dave Nemo Show with Dave Nemo ! Tech Talk With TMC brings you great guests and hot-button topics every week. Robert Braswell, Executive Director of ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council , is the co-host. https://www.trucking.org/ATA%20Docs/Events/Radio%20Shows/TechTalkTMC.htm
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ATA's Policy Department has requested this announcement be circulated to TMC members for input. OSHA released a Request for Information reviewing the Agency’s requirements for Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs). Attached are the specific questions OSHA has requested public comment on.   OSHA plans to use the information received in response to the RFI to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens. If you believe OSHA’s requirements for PITs are too vague, overly burdensome, or not strict enough this is your opportunity to reform OSHA’s regulations on PITs.   Besides providing feedback ...
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Notice:  TMC Members Take Note: ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) S.18 Automated and Electric Vehicle Study Group is conducting a member survey to assess and evaluate its strategic priorities and to provide a basis for establishment of new Task Forces. The objective is to determine the areas of focus for TMC's development of information reports, position papers and/or recommended practices under the scope of S.18 or in conjunction with other Study Groups.  The survey poses basic questions about your company and strategic thought regarding what short-term activities TMC should undertake regarding automated driving and electrification ...
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