ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
"For the first time last year, TMC held a technicians competition for students and we are happy that Velociti is stepping up and helping us expand this important program," said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics and TMC executive director. "Expanding our existing TMCSuperTech competition to students is a tremendous way to highlight the importance of recruiting young people into our industry and recognizing their efforts."
The first TMCFutureTech competition as held last year and again this year is slated for Sept. 22 in Orlando, Fla., as part of TMC's fall meeting and National Technician Skills competition TMCSuperTech.
"While the ongoing driver shortage gets a lot of well-deserved attention, the shortage of technicians at fleets is often overlooked," said Deryk Powell, president of Velociti. "The shortage is further compounded by the need for staff that is trained to maintain and repair more complex vehicle systems. As part of the trucking industry, and for our business as well, it's important that we do everything possible to help fleets address this challenge. Sponsoring TMCFutureTech 2015 is our way of supporting the effort to attract new technicians and the perfect way to celebrate our 20th anniversary serving fleet customers."
Velociti will present a starter toolbox to the top three student winners at the TMCFutureTech 2015 Awards Luncheon and present electric training boards to the schools of the top three winners at TMC's 2016 Annual Meeting March 2 in Nashville.
About Velociti Inc.
Velociti is a global provider of technology deployment services, specializing in the installation and service of a broad range of transportation and networking technology products. Velociti's experience allows enterprise level technology consumers to maximize ROI as a result of leveraging expert, rapid deployment. Velociti clients include many Fortune 500 companies from a wide variety of market segments including transportation, retail, distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, food service and public venues. For more information visit www.velociti.com or call toll free (855)-233-7210.
About the Technology & Maintenance Council
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.
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