American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council officials said they are looking forward to welcoming the industry to the organization’s first in-person meeting since 2020.
TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition will be held September 12-16 in Cleveland. It will be one of the industry’s first, and largest, in-person gathering this year.
“The TMC Fall Meeting has already seen strong registration, reflecting our members’ desire to resume meeting and their belief in our commitment to their wellness,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear in a press release.
This year, the event — whose theme is “Mastering the New Realities of Maintenance Management” —will feature educational sessions focusing on vehicle electrification, future vehicle design and communication technologies, as well as other topics including advanced driver assistance systems, electromechanical braking systems, and spec’ing vehicles for 2022 and beyond.
“There’s been a great pent-up demand among council members to assemble in-person and we’re pleased at the response to our 2021 Fall Meeting agenda,” said TMC General Chairman and Treasurer Stacy Earnhardt, vice president of asset management and specialized services of Best Logistics Group. “We’re all very excited about gathering in Cleveland to discuss the pressing technical issues of the day and view the latest in truck technology.”
TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting also marks the return of the National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced the council to curtail the competition in 2020, TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee is welcoming technicians to compete in Cleveland.
Due to social distancing and space limitations, TMCSuperTech 2021 will consist of a one-day, one-track competition featuring a written test and 11 skills stations, organized in a table-top format similar to that of the Day 1 track of recent TMCSuperTech competitions.