ATA Technology & Maintenance Council Announce Registration For TMCSuperTech

by Jake Tully - Published: 5/30/2017

Registration is now open for the Technology and Maintenance Council Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition which will be held September 16 - 21 Orlando, Florida.

The announcement for registration was made by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council in regards to applicants interested in “TMCSuperTech” a competition promoting safe and diligent driving skills.

"The work our industry's technicians do is critical to keeping trucks on the road and moving America's freight," said Chris Spear, ATA President and CEO. "Events like TMC's National Technician Skills Competitions highlight not just that importance, but the proficiency of these highly skilled men and women."

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According to the Technology and Maintenance Council, TMCSuperTech will feature competitive contests for trailer technicians as well as combination vehicle technicians.

TMCSuperTech will also allow students to participate in TMCFutureTech, a skill-based competition for students in post-secondary technical schools.

"Not only does the Fall Meeting let us highlight the skills of these professionals, it gives our industry another opportunity to advance the professional standards of the trucking industry by reviewing and discussing important technical issues related to vehicle maintenance," said Robert Braswell, TMC Executive Director.

The Technology and Maintenance Council reports that the theme of September’s meeting is “Unlocking Technology’s Promise,” featuring technical-oriented sessions based on the implementation of new technologies within commercial vehicles.

The Council reports that the TMC Study Group is to hold informational sessions covering electronic logs, electric trucks and other technology-based lectures.

"We're certainly living through interesting times in our industry and our meeting topics are all about crafting solutions to the environmental, economic and regulatory challenges we face every day," said Braswell. "Our technician skills competition recognizes the technical achievements of our technicians, whether in service with fleets, leasing companies, dealerships or other service providers. This is an important time to promote those skills and encourage new technicians to join our industry."

According to the TMC, the September meeting will feature over informational reports, 100 Task Forces and position papers for drivers, decision-makers and fleet maintenance professionals alike. The Fall Meeting will also feature the Fleet Operator Forum, in which attendants can seek answers to questions and bring attention to industry topics relevant to them.

For more information and to register for the event, interested attendants can visit the event site.