American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2012 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition--TMCSuperTech 2012-- September 10-13 at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh PA..
The meeting theme, "Forging Solutions for Tomorrow's Maintenance Challenges," will be carried out through technical sessions covering management, training, equipment selection, regulations and sustainability.
Full technical sessions include: "Integrating Hybrid Powertrain Technologies for Commercial Vehicle Applications for Commercial Vehicles;" "Technician Recruitment and Development Strategies: Dealing with the Technician Shortage;" "TMC's Fleet Maintenance Executive Panel: Spec'ing and Management Strategies for Maximum Fuel Efficiency."
Mini-technical sessions include:
*"21st Century Tools for the 21st Century;"
*"Best Practices for Tire Shops and Service Trucks;"
*"Coolant Management Strategies: Identification, Tooling and Maintenance;"
*"Cab Air Quality Maintenance;"
"Bulk Storage/Dispensing Options at the Terminal Level: Municipal, State and Federal Regulatory Requirements;"
*"Braking Up Is Not Hard to Do: Answers to Common Brake Drum Installation Issues;"
*"Spec'ing the 'Green Reefer': Innovations in Refrigeration Unit Design, Maintenance & Operations;"
*"MPG: Lost in the Details;"
*"Diagnostics: What Your Fleet Needs to Get the Job Done;"
*"Light and Medium Truck Tire Failure Analysis;"
*"Today's Emissions Aftertreatment and its Impact on Vocational Vehicle Maintenance and Total Vehicle Operating Cost;" and * "Is Corrosion Eating Away at Your Bottom Line?"
TMCSuperTech 2012 contestants from across the country will attend the PTDC Training Fair, take their qualifying written exams and attend a reception in their honor on Monday, followed by the day-long Hands-on Skills Challenge on Tuesday. Winners will be announced at Wednesday's TMCSuperTech 2012 Awards Luncheon - open to both contestants and meeting attendees.
Information and registration for TMC's 2012 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition is available online at http://tmc.trucking.org.