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TMC Special Section
TECHNICIAN APPRECIATION WEEK

		»During National Technician Appreciation Week, TMC plans to
recognize outstanding technicians in a number of ways.
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NATIONAL TECHNICIAN
APPRECIATION WEEK
TMC's National
Technician
Appreciation
Week will
celebrate the
individuals
who the
trucking
industry could
not survive
without.

44 Fleet Maintenance | July 2020

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is
pleased to announce the launch of the first National
Technician Appreciation Week, scheduled for September
21-25. National Technician Appreciation Week will take place
the week following TMC's 2020 Fall Meeting - a virtual event
- as well as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has forced the cancellation of the National Technician Skills Competitions
(TMCSuperTech) and National Student Technician
Competition (TMCFutureTech) for 2020, TMC is excited to
begin this new endeavor aimed at celebrating the individuals
without whom the trucking industry could not carry out its
vital mission of hauling the nation's freight.
TMC will celebrate the first-ever National Technician
Appreciation Week by offering technicians a series of technically focused webinars in our online Professional Technician
Development Committee (PTDC) Technician Training Fair.
Five training sessions are planned: one for each day of the
week. The topics that will be covered in our PTDC Technician
Training Fair are:
Ü	Aftertreatment diagnostics and maintenance
Ü	Electrical system diagnostics
Ü	Vehicle data network diagnostics
Ü	Collision mitigation systems
Ü	How to prepare for ASE Certification Testing
During this week, TMC also plans to recognize outstanding
technicians in a number of ways:
Ü	First, we will be asking industry stakeholders to nominate
their "Technician Superstar," a person who exemplifies
excellence as a commercial vehicle technician. Winners

will be selected for three categories: heavy duty, trailer,
and light/medium duty.
Ü	Second, we will recognize the technician with the highest score on the ASE Preventive Maintenance Master
Technician Certification Test for 2020 (cutoff: August
15, 2020).
Ü	Third, we will recognize this year's diesel technician
winner of the TechForce Foundation's "FutureTechs Rock
Awards," honored for outstanding contributions as a role
model at school and in the community.
TMC will also encourage industry stakeholders to recognize their own outstanding technicians at their own companies, as well as thanking the nation's technicians through
social media and special advertising/sponsorship opportunities during the week of September 21-24.
Join us in celebrating the professionals who keep our
nation rolling.



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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 - Engine idle reduction systems and solutions
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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 - 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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