Technology & Maintenance Council


The purpose of the Technology & Maintenance Council is to improve transport equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management. The Council develops Recommended Engineering and Maintenance Practices that are voluntarily adopted by fleets, OEMs and components suppliers.

The Council also conducts industry surveys and promotes the voluntary cooperation among designers and manufacturers of transport equipment and those who specify, purchase and manage such equipment.

Who We Support

The Technology and Maintenance Council supports the ATA technology & Engineering Policy Committee with research, analysis and policy development.



2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Information

February 29, 2016

This is the location for information on TMC's 2016 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. Information on registration, hotels and…

2015 TMC Fall Meeting & National Technician Skills Competition

September 21, 2015

Information about TMC's 2015 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition September 21-24 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin…

Future TMC Events

September 21, 2015

Here is a listng of future TMC events.

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Reports & Documents

Future Truck Position Papers

360° Driver Awareness Expectations Position Paper

Future Truck Program Position Paper: 2015-1 360° Driver Awareness Expectations. Vehicle crashes are greatly impacted by a driver’s knowledge of what exists around his or her vehicle. The term “360° Driver Awareness” describes technologies and devices that improve safety by increasing a driver’s knowledge of what is around his or her vehicle. This paper serves as a request for manufacturers and suppliers to share their plans for products that will be marketed within the next 10 years (or as soon as possible) to allow equipment users to better assess and implement the technology in their operations. It also serves to outline equipment user expectations for such technologies as used in commercial vehicle operations.

July 06, 2015

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Study Group Information Reports

Evaluation, Specification, Deployment and Maintenance Considerations for Natural Gas Powered Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

Natural gas fuels can be a suitable alternative to diesel fuel for commercial vehicles in certain environments and applications. However, it is best to understand all facets of the operation, discuss them both internally and with local vendors (where applicable), and to establish realistic return-on-investment targets up front. Taking the time to build a proper business case and understand all the variables that come into play will pay dividends in terms of ensuring a successful natural gas vehicles deployment that meets corporate financial, reliability and acceptance expectations.

October 01, 2015

Aftermarket Brake Lining Classification (RP 628B)

The purpose of this Recommended Practice (RP) is to provide information for judging the performance of aftermarket brake linings on air-actuated foundation brakes, including testing in accordance with the dynamometer test procedure in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 and lining supplier qualification information. Such information will assist fleet operators in choosing aftermarket brake linings that will perform adequately on typical combination (tractor/trailer) vehicles and single trucks.

June 01, 2014

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Radio Shows

Awards & Scholarships

TMCSuperTech 2015 Finalists

These are the 119 finalists for TMCSuperTech 2015, advancing to the Tuesday Hands-on Skills Challenge, listed by contestant number.

Kevin Tomlinson Named TMC General Chairman

Kevin Tomlinson, director of maintenance, South Shore Transportation, has been elected 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’…

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American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!