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Through timely, quality preventive maintenance
inspections (PMIs), fleet operators should
be able to detect, correct, and prevent the
development of costly vehicle breakdowns. In
addition, a quality PMI program should provide
fleets with the maximum return on assets by
attaining optimum component life of major
vehicle systems before failure or replacement.
A PMI program should also provide management with an instrument for predicting
vehicle operating costs more accurately.
Attend this session and learn what the latest
recommendations are for preventive maintenance. Panelists will also present how technology
is changing their approaches to vehicle triage,
repair strategies, and shop design. This session
will provide attendees practical suggestions
and insights they can put to work to reduce
PMI costs and increase asset availability.

» Study group sessions

Rolling Into Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2

S.2 Tire & Wheel Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 3-4:30 PM
Federal "Phase 2" greenhouse gas emission
(GHG) /fuel economy requirements aren't just
for engine and vehicle manufacturers. Tire
manufacturers have to meet tough new standards, too; how they meet these mandates
will impact how fleets specify and maintain
their rolling stock in the coming decade.
Attend this session and learn what to expect
from the next generation of Class 7 and 8
commercial vehicle tires. Tire manufacturer
representatives will address their strategies
for meeting the new federal requirements
and meeting fleet expectations for tire performance. Since fuel and tires represent most
fleets' top-two equipment-related costs,
this is a session you will not want to miss.

automated manual gearbox. Automated
manual transmissions (AMTs) help drivers
stay better focused on driving and be less
fatigued while on duty. Fleets recognize AMTs
help them recruit and retain drivers, as well
as improve overall fleet fuel economy. In fact,
AMTs are the primary spec in many fleets
now because of these and other benefits.
Attend this session and learn what your
fleet needs to know about specifying and
maintaining the latest generation of AMT
offerings. We will cover tooling and training
requirements for technicians, as well as
strategies for improving driver training and
acceptance. We'll also provide insights into
what the next generation of AMT technology will look like in the coming decade.

How to Spec and Maintain Trailers
for Your Operation's Lifecycle

S.7 Trailers, Bodies, and Material
Handling Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 3-4:30 PM
Fleets that don't pay close attention to trailer
specs will ultimately learn the hard way that
the 12- to 20-year trailer they purchased is
not going to experience the service life they
expected. Disposing of units that don't meet
the first owner's expectations will be much
more challenging when it comes time to sell to
a second owner. Doing all of this isn't easy as
it is very vocation dependent. What works well
in one operation can be a disaster in another.
Attend this session and learn from our panel
of experts how to spec and maintain a trailer
to your operation's expected duty cycle. We'll
present recommendations based on fleet
experience and existing TMC Recommended
Practices covering trailer bodies, flooring, doors, chassis, and much more.

Fleet Experiences in Achieving Fuel Efficiency Gains
Overcoming Capital Expenditure Restraints
and Timing Economic Disposal

S.5 Fleet Maintenance
Management Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 1:15-2:45 PM
During this session, panelists will present details
of proven strategies for overcoming these
situations and others. For example, cash flow
problems might be addressed by turning to
short-term equipment rentals or longer-term
equipment leasing. If purchasing, longer-term
financing or less expensive specifying options
might do the trick. We'll also present ideas for
building a more effective return on investment
(ROI) strategy, such as finding ways to extend
service life or achieve longer amortization.
Making do with less and maximizing the value of
end-of-life assets are things all fleet managers
must master. Attend this session and learn
tried and true lessons from industry experts.

A Fresh Look at Automated Manual
Transmissions and Clutches

S.6 Chassis & Brake Systems Group
Thursday, September 19 | 9:15-10:45 AM
While it's true some veteran drivers will
always prefer traditional manual transmissions, many are singing the praises of the

S.11 Sustainability and Environmental
Technologies Study Group
Thursday, September 19 | 9:15-10:45 AM

If there's one constant truth about fleet management it's that you don't have to convince
fleet managers on the virtues of saving fuel. The
trick is, of course, finding the right combination
of specifying options, technology, and techniques to maximize one's efforts at achieving
maximum fuel savings for a given application.
Attend this session as presenters will offer fleet
experiences in achieving and verifying fuel efficiency gains. Representatives from fleets as well
as fleet testing and research organizations will
share data and case studies as to what works
when it comes to maximizing fuel economy for
a range of different industry applications.

What's Next in Vehicle Databus
Architecture and Diagnostics?

S.12 Onboard Vehicle Electronics Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 9:45-11:15 AM
Attend this session and learn what's coming
as it relates to current and future databus
technology to support the specialty and
higher data throughput requirements of
future electronic systems. We will cover "CAN
with Flexible Data Rate (CAN-FD)," "Local
Interconnect Network (LIN)," and "Automotive

Ethernet" and shed light as to when these
will be appearing on your fleet's vehicles.
Truck manufacturers will be asked to present
the databus types they will be using for 2020
vehicles - both at the diagnostic connector
as well as behind the diagnostic connector.
We'll also address the issue of using specialty cables instead of software scanning the
channels on the diagnostic connector and
what that means for vehicle maintenance
operations and RP1210 compliance.

The Evolution of a Professional Diesel Technician

S.16 Service Provider Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 9:45-11:15 AM
Great technicians and shop leaders aren't
born - they're developed. Given our industry's
technician shortage, it's critical that maintenance operations "get it right the first time"
when it comes to onboarding, training, and
developing their technical talent - especially
at a time when the equipment technicians
are expected to service is evolving as rapidly as the training environment itself.
Attend this session and learn from our panel
of experts how to create opportunities for
the greenest rookies all the way to the most
seasoned veterans, and thereby ensuring
continued success and improvement for your
company's maintenance services operations.
We'll focus on the process of transitioning
technicians to supervision, management,
and other maintenance departments or
roles such as warranty and training.

Corrosion of Suspension and Underride Components
S.17 Corrosion Control Study Group
Wednesday, September 18 | 4:45-6 PM

Anything in the "hot zone" of the vehicle is subject to the corrosive effects of salt and deicing
chemicals, but the hidden underbelly of the truck
is especially susceptible to this serious and costly
problem. If not properly addressed through
specification and maintenance, corrosion can
quickly degrade critical components of frames,
spring and air suspensions, and substructures
such as rear impact guards on trailers.
Attend this session and learn what your fleet
needs to know to protect itself sefrom the perils of corrosion. We'll review the latest activity
from the 7 Corrosion Control Study Group,
including RP 1705, "Guidelines for Corrosion
Protection During Chassis Modifications."

» TMC New Technology Presentations
Wednesday, September 18 | 4:45-6 PM

TMC's New Technology Presentations inform
council members of innovative features or
applications of new technologies without
engaging in blatant merchandising, advertising,
or harmful competitive references. Products
presented should be in production and available to the industry at the time the request
is made. Products shown must be a component, tool, or service used in the commercial
transportation industry that is conceptually
unique in its design - from a manufacturer
or service supplier company which is an active
TMC member in good standing. Marginal
improvements or 'upgrades' of existing products will not be considered for presentation.

July 2019 | VehicleServicePros.com



Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime - How you can make the most out of your shop's ROs
Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
Vehicles - Examining the e-systems available for today's fleets
In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
Shop Operations - How to assess replacement parts
Reman, Rebuild, Replace - Reasons fleets should consider reman
Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
Tire Tactics - Factors to help determine the lifecycle of tires
Management - The "shop improvement" conundrum
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial - Increase shop efficiencies through fluid management
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Fleet Maintenance - Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
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