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TMC Special Section
TMC FALL MEETING

FINDING RELIABLE

ANSWERS

		»The theme of this
year's TMC Fall Meeting
is Reliable Answers
for Uncertain Times.
Photo courtesy of TMC

IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting
education and study
group sessions.
Today's challenging world of social distancing, technological change, and economic uncertainty demands diligent attention to detail and careful
consideration. Public health concerns, government regulations, engineering advances, and CSA
compliance issues all require commercial vehicle
fleets to be ever vigilant in order to stay safe, efficient, and profitable. Smart fleets scrutinize the
investments they make into their operations and
vehicle maintenance programs and many turn
to the American Trucking Association's (ATA)
Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) to help
make smart business decisions on maintenance
and specifying issues.
Comprised of a broad collection of experienced
fleets, equipment suppliers, and service providers,
TMC is the only industry association that is focused
solely on truck technology and maintenance. Using
real-world experience, members work together to
create the industry's best practices in truck technology and maintenance to help improve trucking
equipment and transportation efficiencies throughout North America.
Societal changes - accelerated by technology
and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis - are transforming the way fleets specify and operate equip-

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ment in both intentional and unintended ways.
Staying ahead of the learning curve is paramount
to maintaining and securing fleet operations.
That's why it is appropriate that the theme of
TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting is "Reliable Answers
for Uncertain Times."

TMC's Fall Meeting to be
an all-virtual event

Given the current health and economic crisis
prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, TMC has
made the decision to forgo its traditional in-person
event format and instead offer industry professionals an all-virtual alternative. This alternative,
not lightly taken, will allow TMC members and
non-members the chance to experience all the
content of TMC's Fall Meeting while still being
sensitive to the health- and economic-related pressures that we all are facing in 2020.
While TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting will be able to be
held in a virtual setting, TMC will unfortunately
not be able to hold its National Technician Skills
Competitions (TMCSuperTech) or National Student
Technician Competition (TMCFutureTech) in 2020.

Instead, TMC will celebrate the first-ever National
Technician Appreciation Week September 21
through 25, the week following TMC's 2020 Fall
Meeting. During this time, the Council will offer
special online training sessions aimed for technicians and shop supervisors in our annual PDTC
Technician Training Fair.
At TMC, equipment and technology professionals
can also:
Ü	Participate in TMC's Future Truck Initiative,
where TMC and its member companies work
together with OEM's to create the industry's
standards for future truck technology and
equipment that help ensure that the truck of
the future is one that is the most efficient to
operate and maintain.
Ü	Gain and share information with hundreds of
peers at TMC's Shop Talk, a free-form discussion
on equipment issues.
Ü	Resolve troublesome equipment issues at TMC's
Town Meeting and Fleet Operators' Forum.
Ü	Participate in voluntary standards-setting efforts
through TMC's Study Groups and Task Forces,
which are addressing important issues such as
electronic logging devices, natural gas-powered
vehicles, and emerging onboard technologies.



Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Fleet feedback from electric truck adoption
Editor's Note: Future-proofing your fleet
Engine idle reduction systems and solutions
In the Bay: Technician training in the digital age
Shop Operations: How fleets can use ELDs to improve preventive maintenance
Volvo LIGHTS establishes path to managing service and maintenance of electric heavy duty trucks
The right fit
Management: Getting in the zone
Diagnostics: How aftermarket diagnostic tools can assist with DPF maintenance
Economic Outlook: The seven percent solution
Fleet Parts & Components
TMC Fall Meeting and National Technician Appreciation Week 2020
TMC Special Section: Letter from the Technology & Maintenance Council
TMC Special Section: Celebrate the individuals who the trucking industry could not survive without
TMC Special Section: TMC Membership - A stepping-stone to the future
TMC Special Section: VMRS - Charting new horizons to improve cost equipment reporting
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial: Considerations before buying a mobile lift
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: Fleet feedback from electric truck adoption
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Fleet Maintenance - Editor's Note: Future-proofing your fleet
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Fleet Maintenance - Engine idle reduction systems and solutions
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay: Technician training in the digital age
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Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations: How fleets can use ELDs to improve preventive maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Volvo LIGHTS establishes path to managing service and maintenance of electric heavy duty trucks
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Fleet Maintenance - The right fit
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Getting in the zone
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Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: How aftermarket diagnostic tools can assist with DPF maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: The seven percent solution
Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Fall Meeting and National Technician Appreciation Week 2020
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: Letter from the Technology & Maintenance Council
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Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: Celebrate the individuals who the trucking industry could not survive without
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: TMC Membership - A stepping-stone to the future
Fleet Maintenance - TMC Special Section: VMRS - Charting new horizons to improve cost equipment reporting
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Considerations before buying a mobile lift
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