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TMC’s 2014 annual meeting highlights ‘Turning Experience Into Practice’

“Turning Experience Into Practice” is the theme of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition set for March 10-13 at the Music City Center in Nashville TN.

TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition is expected to include more than 300 exhibitors featuring the latest technology to help fleets improve safety and efficiency. Trucking’s complete technology trade show will include the latest models of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, specialty and alternative-fueled vehicles, components, safety and information technology and services.

  Mini-technical sessions will include:

  • New Challenges for Today’s Vehicle Charging Systems and Beyond;
  • Benchmarking the Success of Your Tire Program;
  • The Great Refrigerant Conversion—Round Two: Anticipated A/C Refrigerant Changes;
  • Understanding the Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Technology & Resulting Maintenance Issues;
  • Understanding How Trailing Equipment Can Improve Overall Fuel Efficiency;
  • Right to Repair: Application Access to Service Material and Future of Advanced Diagnostics;
  • Fleet Experience and the Future of Hybrid Vehicles; and
  • Technician Retention Strategies for Fleets and Service Providers.

More than 100 task forces will meet on Monday, followed by TMC’s Town Meeting/Fleet Operators’ Forum and the Transportation Technology Exhibition grand opening. Technical sessions will be held Tuesday through Thursday. The lively and popular Shop Talk will be held on Thursday.

Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, will be the featured speaker for Tuesday’s Kickoff Breakfast. Byrd is chairman of the board for the American Trucking Associations and a two-time past chairman of the South Carolina Trucking Association.

  More information on TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting--including registration, Exhibitor Prospectus, Exhibit Contract, Exhibit Map and Sponsorship Brochure--is available online at http://tmc.trucking.org. Contact TMC at 703-838-1761.

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