Leaders from the American Trucking Associations Technology and Maintenance Council said they looked forward to welcoming the industry to the organization’s first in-person meeting since early 2020 in September in Cleveland, during the 2021 fall meeting of TMC and the transport technology fair.
“We are very happy to welcome one of the industry’s first and largest in-person gatherings in Cleveland in just a few weeks. Building on the safe and successful ATA in-person management session held in May, our members are excited to come together and we look forward to welcoming them as well, but with a focus on health and the safety of our members, ”ATA said. President and CEO Chris Spear. “The TMC Fall Meeting has already seen a significant number of registrations, reflecting our members’ desire to return to the meeting and their belief in our commitment to their well-being. We can’t wait to see them in Cleveland in September.
The event, whose theme is “Mastering the New Realities of Maintenance Management”, will feature TMC’s usual roster of educational sessions, focusing on vehicle electrification, future vehicle design and vehicle technologies. communication, as well as other topics such as advanced driver assistance systems, electromechanical braking systems, vehicle specifications for 2022 and beyond and much more. Registration has been high for the four-day event and hotel room availability is limited; However, TMC is working to meet the high demand for accommodation from participants, the association noted.
TMC’s Fall 2021 meeting also marks the return of the National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech. As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Council to halt competition in 2020, TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee is welcoming technicians to compete in Cleveland. Due to social remoteness and space limitations, TMCSuperTech 2021 will consist of a one-day, one-track competition comprising a written test and 11 skill stations, organized in a table format similar to that of the day 1 of recent TMCSuperTech competitions. . TMCSuperTech 2021 will showcase the high level of skill and knowledge demonstrated every day by technicians in the trucking industry. And it’s the only industry-wide trucking competition dedicated to both honoring the professionalism of technicians.
“There has been a great pent-up demand among Board members to meet in person and we are delighted with the response to our fall 2021 meeting schedule,” said TMC General President and Treasurer Stacy Earnhardt, Vice -President of asset management and specialized services. , Best Logistics Group. “We’re all very excited to come together in Cleveland to discuss the pressing technical issues of the day and see the latest in truck technology. “