Canadian Trucking Alliance, Technology & Maintenance Council to host conference, display

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has partnered with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) to present a two-day conference and display for equipment, information technology, and logistics professionals. This event is set for Nov 12-13, 2003, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Held in conjunction with the Ontario Trucking Association annual convention November 13-15, the conference has the theme “Harnessing Technological Change.”

Consisting of hands-on technical sessions led by experts, the tentative program will include:

  • The effect Transport Canada's vehicle certification requirements are having on Canadian manufacturers and fleets

  • How to get the most out of fuels, lubes, and air systems when operating in cold weather

  • Best methods for recruiting, retaining, and certifying equipment technicians

  • Trailer spec'ing

  • Maintaining performance of the new 2002 diesel engines

  • Efficient communication of business data, via various electronic systems and devices

  • IT session offerings include how to manage multiple mobile assets, wireless interconnectivity, the latest EDI and XML standard developments, and how trucking companies can keep up with the web services revolution

  • VMRS (Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards), an essential reference for standard coding convention for maintenance and parts inventory

Participants will also be able to browse through a 30,000-square-foot display of transportation equipment and information technology products. Delegates of the Ontario Trucking Association convention will have access to the trade show.

Registration before October 31 is $495 Canadian; after that date, it is $595 Canadian. For registration information, phone 703-838-1763. To register, phone 416-249-7401 ext 243.

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