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TMC Special Section
TMC FALL MEETING
Educational sessions

TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting offers a
comprehensive collection of educational sessions designed to keep
maintenance personnel up to date
on vehicle technology. All times listed are in EDT.

to keep content and curriculum
current and engaging, internships
and apprenticeships with education as a partner, and the importance of accreditation to technicians and upper management. If
your fleet continues to struggle
with technician availability insecurities, this session is a must.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS
STUDY GROUP SESSIONS

How do integrated powertrains
work and what do they mean
for your fleet? The pros and
cons of vertical integration
Technical Session #1
Wednesday, September
16 | 11:15-12:45 PM

Today's powertrains - whether
integrated or not - rely heavily
on networks. You've probably
encountered terms such as
public and private data networks, proprietary information,
over-the-air updates, module
calibration, incompatible devices,
erratic/intermittent/incorrect
data, lost communications on
the J1939 backbone, abnormal
update rate - the list seems to
go on forever. Many of these
challenges are now the bane of
a fleet manager's existence.
Join us as we explore what
integrated powertrains really
are, what they entail, and where
industry experts think this trend
is headed in the coming years.
We will explore OEM offerings
and gain insight as to what
the future holds. This session
will offer fleet perspectives as
well as explore how telematics
(fleet- and OEM-based) can help
manage vehicles for the optimum performance. Come to this
session and prepare yourself to
address the challenges that face
your company as it relates to
tractor powertrain specification.

Supporting education to help
resolve your technician shortage
Technical Session #2
Thursday, September
17 | 10-11:30 AM

Trucking's technician shortage is
a well-documented phenomenon, and it is one that has seen
recent signs of improvement. The
danger of backsliding remains,
however, and fleet professionals
need to realize resolving technician staffing issues is not a spectator sport. The industry must
take a leading role, experts say.
Attend this session and learn
how your company can adopt
best practices on supporting the
career education community
responsible for providing our
next generation of technicians.
Panelists will cover how to cultivate and foster effective program
advisory committees, creative
business-to-education strategies

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Diagnostics for future
electrical systems ... ADAS,
multi-voltages, and more

S.1 Electrical Study Group
Wednesday, September
16 | 3-4 PM

Is your parts department evolving
through sensor-based maintenance?

and fuel efficiency tracking,
fleets face many challenges.
The good news is technology is
here help, and fleet telematics
is at the forefront of it all.

Fleet management's primary
goal in managing parts inventory is remaining cost-effective
by having the correct part in
the correct place at the correct
time. Whether managed centrally or at individual locations,
fleet part departments will
often base inventory breadth
or depth on operational characteristics such as perishable/
time sensitive loads, remote
locations, excess equipment,
and ease of substitution.

During this session, presenters
will offer fleet experiences in
achieving performance benefits
with Class 8 tractors and trailers
with the use of fleet telematics.
Representatives from fleets as
well as industry organizations
will share data and case studies
as to what works when it comes
to managing fuel economy and
other benefits for a range of
different industry applications.
We will cover vehicle and trailer tracking, navigation, and
mobile data as it applies to
fuel economy management.

S.5 Fleet Maintenance
Management Study Group
Thursday, Sept. 17 | 2-3 PM

Commercial vehicle electrical
systems are changing, and so
are diagnostic and repair strategies. As the industry moves to
higher voltages, advanced driver
assistance systems (ADAS), and
more robust onboard vehicle
networking communication
solutions, fleets will be faced
with new challenges in troubleshooting and maintaining
vehicle electrical systems.

Attend this session and learn
from our expert panel what
the new and emerging trends
in parts management are for
smart tractors and trailers.

Attend this session and learn
what is awaiting you on the technological horizon when it comes
to diagnosing tomorrow's commercial vehicle electrical systems.
Panelists will present vehicle
manufacturer, supplier, and fleet
perspectives for this important
glimpse at the future of electrical/
electronic vehicle diagnostics.

Next to safety, there is nothing more important than your
customer's freight. How you
specify your fleet's trailers can
make all the difference when
it comes to protecting this
precious cargo. Which begs
the question: what are your
trailers riding on and why?

Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2021/2024 regulatory update
S.3 Engine Study Group
Wednesday, September
16 | 1:45-2:45 PM

It has been nearly four years
since the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and
the National Highway and
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) finalized a second
round of standards (known as
Phase 2) for medium and heavy
duty trucks and trailers to both
reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions and improve fuel
efficiency. The standards apply
to "new" engines and Class 2b
through 8 trucks, as well as
designated "new" trailers.
Attend this session and learn
how engine and tractor manufacturers intend to comply with
Phase 2 regulations and how
their decisions will impact your
maintenance operation. We will
explore how engine and aftertreatment management is likely
to change and what decisions
fleets will have to make as they
make their model year 2021
and 2024 buying choices.

What are your trailers
riding on and why?

S.7 Trailers, Bodies & Material
Handling Study Group
Thursday, September
17 | 11:45-12:45 PM

Attend this session and learn
from our expert panel what
options make the most sense for
various types of operations. We
will explore stationary versus sliding bogies, spring versus air ride
suspensions (yes, spring is making
a comeback in some fleets), drum
versus disc brakes, single vs. dual
axle setups, and more. We will
also cover TMC recommended practices on maintenance
and repair of these systems.
If your operation hasn't
reconsidered its trailer specifications recently, this is a
must-attend session.

Capabilities of telematics
to evaluate short- and longterm fuel economy and other
vehicle performance factors

S.11 Sustainability &
Environmental Technologies
Study Group
Wednesday, September
16 | 3-4 PM
It is no secret within the trucking business that commercial
transportation is becoming an
increasingly high-tech industry
and operating a trucking company is more complex than most of
us realize. From vehicle dispatch,
to maintenance, driver support,

Duty cycles for current and future
aftertreatment systems
S.14 Light & Medium Duty
and Specialty Trucks
Thursday, Sept. 17 | 2-3 PM

Fleet managers of light and
medium duty commercial vehicles are well aware that their
equipment has been hit especially hard with the advent of
aftertreatment emissions systems - particularly in vocations
that call for a high percentage
of short run, pickup and delivery, and work-performing idle
operations. Unfortunately, these
challenges are not expected to
become any easier as Phase 2
GHG regulations take effect for
model year 2021 and beyond.
Attend this session and learn
from our panel of experts how
preventive/predictive maintenance programs will need to
evolve to address the anticipated
duty-cycle impacts to the newer
aftertreatment technologies.
We'll also provide an overview
of how Class 3 to 6 vehicles will
be impacted by the Phase 2
GHG 2021 and 2024 emissions
and fuel economy regulations,
as well as how vehicle manufacturers are changing their
designs to meet the regulations.

Maximizing uptime from a
professional technician perspective
S.16 Service Provider
Study Group
Wednesday, September
16 | 1:45-2:45 PM

It's safe to say that most fleet
managers have a common
understanding when it comes to
the meaning of improving downtime and/or uptime in fleet operations. But how does that understanding sync with that of their
technicians on the shop floor?
Attend this session and get a
granular view from the technician on how tool availability can
make a difference (e.g., digital
multimeters versus oscilloscopes



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 - Guest Editorial: Considerations before buying a mobile lift
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