Press Release

Registration Opens for ATAs TMC 2018 Annual Meeting

Nov 05, 2017

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced it was opening registration for its 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, to be held March 5-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Driving Excellence Through Expertise is the theme for this year’s Annual Meeting, which includes a strong slate of educational sessions, and a complete technology tradeshow featuring experts from the trucking industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers.

“The trucking industry is literally the backbone of the U.S. economy – delivering 70% of the nation’s freight,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “That work is only possible thanks to the efforts of our industry’s technicians and maintenance personnel who keep our nation’s wheels turning. The TMC Annual Meeting is a critical part of that effort, setting standards and demonstrating the latest technology and trends for our industry.”

“In 2018, TMC will focus on driving excellence through expertise,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “The Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting carries on its tradition of providing thought leadership with a focus on ways to improve sustainability and fuel efficiency.”

During the week, more than 100 industry task forces will meet to resolve issues critical to trucking fleets, as well as a broad offering of technically oriented educational sessions, addressing emerging powertrain technologies and vehicle electrification, next generation training technologies and practical means of applying telematics data and sound management principles to maintenance and equipment specification.

With more than 5,000 people in attendance every year, TMC’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition remains the premier event for fleet management, offering a comprehensive array of information vital to the growth and success of the trucking industry.

Highlights of this year’s meeting include:

  • Featured Speakers Carlton Rose, president, Global Fleet Maintenance & Engineering, United Parcel Service and Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise;
  • TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition featuring more than 300 exhibitors and 350,000 square feet of the latest in industry equipment offerings including a special Advanced Technology Pavilion focused on automated vehicles, drone/quadcopter, electric powertrain and other cutting-edge technologies;
  • Fleet-organized educational sessions ranging in topics from heavy-duty electrification to virtual reality technology and its application to fleet maintenance training;
  • Technical sessions including: How Last Mile Delivery Solutions Are Transforming Fleet Maintenance Management, TMC/SAE Symposium: The Coming Impact of Automated Vehicle Technology and New Career Pathways for Today’s Fleet Maintenance Executives.

Registration for the event is now open and meeting schedules, exhibitor prospectus, registration and lodging information for TMC's 2018 Annual Meeting will be available online at or by calling TMC offices at (703) 838-1763.

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at

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