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TMCSuperTech 2012 slated for September

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 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.

“Forging Solutions for Tomorrow's Maintenance Challenges,” the meeting's theme, 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; and 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” and “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, and 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

  • 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, followed by the day-long Hands-on Skills Challenge. Winners will be announced at the TMCSuperTech 2012 Awards Luncheon.

Additional educational opportunities will be available at the Technician Training Fair. Six training sessions will be held, and training qualifies for National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation continuing education credits. Sessions include Modern HVAC Control System Diagnostics, Fifthwheel Systems, Understanding Loss of Tension in the Accessory Belt Drive System, Environmental Awareness and Safety Procedures, Repair Order Process Guidelines, and Advanced Multimeter Techniques.

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