ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville will celebrate the council's 60th anniversary, along with highlighting important trends in trucking industry maintenance and productivity.
"It's important for us to mark this milestone in the Council's history," said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics and TMC executive director. "Much of what the industry knows in the way of best practices, and reliable and safe equipment can be traced to the efforts of specialists on the original equipment and aftermarket side and equipment maintenance professionals working together in partnership at TMC."
The event – the first major truck exhibition of the year – will feature more than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, safety and information technology and more, comes alongside TMC's rich educational experience.
That experience includes a number of TMC study group technical sessions on topics ranging from LEAN problem solving and the zero-waste maintenance shop to achieving 360° driver awareness and what the Food Safety and Modernization Act final rules mean for maintenance. It also features full technical sessions dealing with the growing shortage of diesel technicians and what cutting-edge operations are doing to recruit, hire, develop and retain technicians, and a rich discussion of the future of trucking technology business practices and maintenance shops.
Additionally, TMC's annual meeting will include 100 task force meetings on a variety of topics.
"TMC annually delivers the best in continuing education and emphasizing the importance of good maintenance practices and development," Kirk said. "Anyone – from the CEO to the first-year technician – can and does benefit from the TMC experience."
The TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition will be February 29-March 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
TMC is offering a registration discount of $200 for first-time fleet attendees. Call TMC at 703-838-1763 to get the promo code for this special rate. Registering online is the fastest and easiest way to register for TMC's 2016 Annual Meeting, and the only way to secure hotel reservations at TMC rates. A meeting schedule, exhibitor prospectus, registration and lodging information are available online at http://tmc.trucking.org.
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 http://tmc.trucking.org.
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. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
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