TTMA Engineering Committee deals with regulatory concerns

June 1, 2012
Attending the TTMA Engineering committee are, seated left to right: Rick Mullininx, Great Dane Trailers; Jeff Thompson, Timpte, Inc.; Dan Giles, Fontaine Trailer Company; John Pierce, East Manufacturing Corp.; Glenn Harney, Hyundai Translead; and Gary Fenton, Stoughton Trailers LLC. Standing left to right are: Jeff Sims, TTMA.; George Gauntt, Kentucky Trailer; Mark Roush, Vanguard National Trailer Corp.; John Rust, Trail King Industries, Inc.; Jeff Ingels, XL Specialized Trailers; Charlie Fetz, Great Dane Trailers; Christian Lee, Hyundai Translead; John Freiler, TTMA.

THE TTMA Engineering Committee dealt with a variety of issues during this year's convention, including held a successful meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Agenda items involved Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board regulations, questions regarding reefer ratings, and out-of-service criteria for cross-members.

The committee also considered new publications to be written and new ideas for the committee.

The meeting, led by Chairman John Pierce with East Manufacturing, was attended by trailer manufacturer engineers as well as associate members.

The committee meets several times annually. The summer meeting will be in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, in July. It will be hosted by Truck-Lite Company, a TTMA associate member.