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TMC Special Section
TASK FORCE & RECOMMENDED PRACTICES
of maintenance reporting, eliminating
the need for extensive written
communications. VMRS affords
users the ability to create their own
maintenance identification number
or " MIN. " This allows fleet managers
to have greater awareness of their
operation's historical maintenance,
repair, and labor data to best optimize
and monitor their current and
projected performance. Attend
this session and receive a comprehensive
view of the current and
future state of VMRS and its many
applications. We will cover VMRS's
utility in warranty administration,
maintenance and repair reporting,
and new adaptions for improved
predictive and prognostic maintenance/telematic
services and integrated
vehicle health management.
We'll also introduce new VMRS
offerings such as the Council's
online VMRS services portal.
Experts will share how telematics,
diagnostics, and VMRS will change
the way we approach our fleet's
information and how we process it.
Aerodynamics: What Works For You?
S.7 Trailers, Bodies & Material
Handling Study Group
Wednesday, Sept. 20:
9:45-11:15 a.m.
Aerodynamics are unquestionably
important to achieving fuel
economy gains. Based on U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE)
research, aerodynamics effect fuel
efficiency at 35 mph. At 65 mph,
about 53% of the horsepower
generated by a combination vehicle
is used just to move the unit
through the air, let alone battling
crosswinds. Industry studies have
shown - with SAE International
reconfirming in 2012 - that the
average wind speed a truck experiences
while driving in the United
States is approximately seven
MPH, with wind speed risk varying
by geographic region. Also, one
cannot visualize the airflow and
associated turbulences around a
moving vehicle. Therefore, ascertaining
how well a device works
is not a simple task, as results for
individual aerodynamic devices
cannot be simply added together
to obtain a realistic result, either.
Combinations of devices have to be
tested together to properly evaluate
the combination's overall benefit,
which further complicates the task
at hand. During this session, fleets
and suppliers will examine new
aerodynamic trailer offerings and
design innovations. We'll look at the
options available today, including
rear, under-trailer, and mud flap.
We'll also discuss several TMC recommended
practices that can help
fleets in spec'ing aerodynamic solutions
and examine current research.
Attend this session and learn what
aerodynamic advances might
work better for your operation.
Examining the Future of Data Access
for Commercial Vehicle Operations
S.12 Onboard Vehicle
Electronics Study Group
Wednesday, Sept. 20:
9:45-11:15 a.m.
TMC RP 1226B, Vehicle Accessory
Connector Guidelines, offers
industry guidelines for a standardized,
non-original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) specific
vehicle accessory connector to
interface aftermarket vendor electronics
with a vehicle. The vehicle
accessory connector is meant to
make it easier for a secondary OEM
upfitter or aftermarket vendor to
connect a device to the vehicle
while also ensuring the integrity of
the vehicle's electrical or network/
communication systems and following
appropriate industry specifications.
The vehicle accessory
connector does not replace any
onboard diagnostic (OBD) connector
functions. It allows aftermarket
devices to be installed in the vehicle
without affecting the vehicle's
databus. RP 1226B specifies the
connector type and the signals
available on the connector but it
does not specify databus messages
or messaging standardization.
That's where a new effort by TMC's
S.12 Onboard Vehicle Electronics
Study Group comes in. S.12's RP
1226 Messaging Standardization
Task Force is developing a recommended
practice that defines
messages and standards for RP
1226, which covers telematics and
on-board diagnostic accessory
connectors. The Task Force intends
to develop an application program
interface (API) so that fleets,
telematics service providers (TSPs),
and electronic logging device (ELD)
providers will not have to go back
to splicing into databuses to access
data needed for maintenance,
repair, and diagnostic processes.
The RP 1226 defined connector
is not just a diagnostic connector
but is rapidly becoming the future
gateway for onboard-to-offboard
vehicle data communications.
Future developments will require
some standardization of data messaging
to enable fleets to control
their data streams from various
technologies - such as smart
trailers and automated driving
systems - to meet their operational
needs. Data streams will
need to be interchangeable and
cyber-secure across OEMs, TSPs,
and supply chains and allow for
seamless acquisition, turnover, and
disposal of fleet assets. Learn why
this effort is so important to fleets
when it comes to ensuring equipment
owner rights to maintaining
their own vehicles and accessing/
using their own data to best suit
their own operational needs.
TMC Task Forces to Meet Tuesday,
Sept. 19, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio
The following Task Forces of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) will meet in open
session on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
in Cleveland, Ohio. Task Force meetings are scheduled for approximately one hour and
will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. eastern. Parties wishing information on how
to attend specific Task Forces should contact TMC headquarters at (703) 838-1763 or visit
http://tmcfall.trucking.org.
S.1 Electrical
* Future Electrical/Electronic Systems
(Joint Future Truck/S.1)
* Electrical Diagnostics Incorporating Lab
Scopes
* Microgrids and Battery Storage (Joint
S.1/S.11)
* Next Generation Tractor-Trailer Interface
* Rear-facing LED Out-of-Service Criteria
* Wireless Charging Standards &
Recommendations
* Chassis to Body Electrical Interface
Guidelines for Construction Trucks (Joint
S.1/S.14)
* Advanced Battery Technology
* RP Updates(S.1)
S.2 Tire & Wheel
* RP Updates (S.2)
* Considerations for Tires on Comm. Electric
Vehicles
* Tire Maintenance Considerations for
Light Comm. Vehicles (Joint S.2/S.14)
* Tire Conditions Analysis Guide for Light
Commercial Vehicles (Joint S.2/S.14)
* Tire Maintenance Management
* Use of Telematics for ATIS and TPMS
S.3 Engine
* RP 318C Update (Engine OilAnalysis)
* RP 348A Update (Coolant Hose Rating
Factors)
* RP 363A Update (Underhood Thermal
Event Prevention)
* RP 322B Update (Coolant Pump Failure
Modes)
* RP 309B Update (Preferred Fuel Spec
No. 2-D)
* Leak Detection Guidelines for Electric
Vehicles
* Coolants for Electric Vehicles
* RP Updates (S.3)
* Lubrication for Electric Vehicles
S.4 Cab & Controls
* RP Updates (S.4)
* Odometer Synchronization
* RP 430 Update (Guidelines for Collision
Warning)
* RP 404B Update (Truck & Truck TractorAccess
Systems)
* In-cab Gas Detectors
* Conversion of Rear View Mirrors to
Cameras
* RP 420B Update (HVAC Service Life
Requirements)
S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management
* RP Updates (S.5)
* VMRS Codes
* VMRS Coding for Predictive and Prognostic
Maintenance
* Health-Ready Components Standards
* Cybersecurity Issues
* Proper Vehicle Lifting Procedures and
Equipment (Joint S.5/S.16)
* Electric Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection
Electric Vehicle Shop Bay Planning (Joint
S.5/S.16 )
* Parts Room Design Standardization
* Root Cause Analysis
* Cost Benefit Analysis of Extended
Warranty
S.6 Chassis & Brake Systems
* RP Updates (Brake-Related RPs)
* RP Updates (Chassis-Related RPs)
* Towing Electric Vehicles
* RP 628C Update (Aftermarket Brake
Lining Selection)
S.7 Trailers, Bodies & Material Handling
* RP Updates (S.7)
* Brake-Activated Pulsating Lamps
* RP 755A Update (Alternative Liftgate/
Material Handling Charging Methods)
* Exploring Trailer Voltage Drop for
Current & Future Demands
S.11 Sustainability & Environmental
Technology
* RP Updates (S.11)
* RP 1109B Update (Type IV Fuel Economy
Test Procedures)
* Energy Efficiency Test Procedures for
Electric Vehicles
* Fleet Expectations and Guidelines for
Spec'ing Electric Vehicles
* Understanding Electric Vehicle Efficiency
Performance
* Electric Terminal Tractor Implementation
Guidelines
* TCO Calculator for Electric Vehicles
* SmartWay Activities
* Energy Conservation/Industry Sustainability
Update
* Charge Cycle Optimization and Energy
Management for Battery Electric Vehicles
* Recommendations for Developing
Charging Station Infrastructure for
Commercial Fleet Operations
S.12 On-Board Vehicle Electronics
* CAN Bus Troubleshooting
* RP Updates (S.12)
* Open Telematics API
* RP 1226 Messaging Standardization
* Open Wireless Vehicle Diagnostic Adapter
API
S.14 Last Mile & Vocational Vehicles
* Lumen Ratings Definition for White LED
Worklamps
* VMRS Code Development for Specialty
Vehicles
* RP Updates (S.14)
* Chassis to Body Electrical Interface
Guidelines for Construction Trucks (Joint
S.1/S.14)
* Class 2-6 Electric Vehicle Inspection
Standards
S.16 Service Provider
* Safety Aspects of Electric Vehicles
* Digital Data Exchange and Management
* Service Provider Standards of Excellence
* When to Trade or Keep a Tractor (Joint
S.16/S.5)
* Electric Vehicle Shop Bay Planning (Joint
S.5/S.16)
* Implementing TMC RPs in Fleet &
Service Provider Operations
* RP Updates (S.16)
S.17 Collision and Corrosion Control
* Cab & Control Corrosion Control
* Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Roadmap
* Frame Correction
* Corrosion Manual Update
S.18 Automated Vehicles
* Platooning
* Automated Driving System Selection
Process
* Automated Truck Inspection and
Enforcement
* Technician & Maintenance Shop Requirements
for Automated Vehicles
* Trailer Specification for Automated
Power Vehicles
* Automated Vehicle Industry Updates
* ADAS Selection and Specification
Technician & Educator Committee
* Future Technician Scholarships
* Fostering State Competitions
* Electrified Vehicle Safety Training for
Technicians
Future Truck Committee
* Future Electrical/Electronic Systems
(Joint S.1/FT)
* Future Tire Reliability/Durability
* Future Cab and Driver Interface
* Future Trailer Productivity
* Future Integrated Vehicle Health Mgmt.
* Future Chassis and Brake Systems
* Augmented and Virtual Training
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Equipment – AEB adoption speeds ahead
In The Bay – Bright ideas to speed up lighting and electrical repairs
Shop Operations – Battle of the bulging budget
Lubrication – Greasing: Manual or auto?
APUS – APU innovations take heat off fleets
Diagnostics – Don't distress; de-stress your diagnostic process
Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Skills Contest
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Product Spotlight: Wheels and brakes
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