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.




TMC Fall Meeting, TMCSuperTech 2015 Set for September 21-24

Arlington, Va. – American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting and 11th annual National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech 2015 — September 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orland

ATA Names Velociti as Sponsor of TMCFutureTech 2015

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council proudly announced that technology deployment service provider Velociti Inc. has been named as the sponsor of TMCFutureTech 2015, the organization’s student technician competition.

ATA’s TMC Awards 100th VMRS Specialist Certification

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has awarded its 100th Certified VMRS Specialist accreditation to Misty Hansley, manager of billing workflow for FleetNet America, Cherryville, N.C.

TMC Over-the-Air Webinar

Brought to you by ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), this 1-hour webinar will explore present and future developments in over-the-air ECU update technology.

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Reports & Documents

Study Group Information Reports

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

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’…

TMC Honors Industry Leaders

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored several members with a variety of awards for their important service…

Four Honored with Silver Spark Plug

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored four members with its highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug.

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