Technology & Maintenance Council

Overview

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.

Sponsors

Events

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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News

Register Now for Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will provide a full slate of timely technical sessions along with the 11th annual National Technician Skills Competition during its 2015 Fall Meeting, to be held Sept. 21-24 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Dealing With the Technician Shortage

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be a 9.2 percent increase in the need for heavy truck service technicians by the year 2022 over 2012 levels. — 67,000 positions are anticipated in 2022 due to growth or replacements. This document contains highlights from a TMC panel discussion on dealing with the technician shortage.

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

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, Orlando, Fla.


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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

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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