TMC donates updated PMI manuals to student technicians

Nov. 9, 2016

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced it has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors, courtesy of Truck Centers of Arkansas, to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states for use in diesel technician training curriculum.

“With the need for skilled technicians growing exponentially, it is important for our industry to cultivate the next generation of truck and diesel engine specialists,” said Carl Kirk, ATA vice-president of maintenance, information technology, and logistics and TMC executive director. “That’s why we’re pleased to donate these updated resources to these deserving schools.”

The updated PMI Guidelines--researched and tested by TMC-member companies--provide the procedures and guidance for maintaining compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety Accountability Vehicle Maintenance Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Category. The guidelines assign more than 120 checkpoints while referencing the latest TMC recommended practices and are designed specifically to train technicians to conduct timely, thorough and efficient preventive maintenance inspections.

The updated suite of PMI Manuals follow the testing protocols established by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as well as PMI station objectives for TMC’s National Technician Skills Competition, TMCSuperTech and the National Student Technician Skills Competition, TMCFutureTech. The Council encourages technical institutions that have a diesel technician training program to consider incorporating the manuals into their training curriculum.

More information about the PMI Guidelines is available by contacting Ross Froat at (703) 838-7980 or [email protected]