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TMC Special Section
MEMBERSHIP

		»TMC helps trucking professionals develop the industry's best
practices that address critical technology and maintenance issues.
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NEW OFFER
MAKES TMC
BENEFITS MORE
AFFORDABLE TO
NEW MEMBERS
Council
provides new
members
an extra six
months free.
By Curry Blanton,
Membership
Manager, TMC

In these uncertain times, truck professionals more
than ever turn to ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council
(TMC) to help them solve the difficult challenges their companies face. And, there has never been a better time to join TMC
as a new member and save big.
TMC helps trucking professionals develop the industry's best practices that address the critical technology
and maintenance issues that have the greatest impact on
truck fleets. For more than 60 years, TMC's member-driven
Recommended Practices (RPs) have been setting the standards that help trucking companies specify and maintain
their fleets more effectively.
Benefits of the membership include:
Ü	TMC's 2020-2021 Recommended Practices Manual (over 500
individual RPs with illustrations) - maintenance and specification best practices developed jointly by the industry's
top maintenance and engineering professionals
Ü	Special North American Transportation Management
Institute (NATMI) Certification Pricing - Discounts for
NATMI's Certified Director/Supervisor of Maintenance
courses
Ü	Fleet Adviser newsletter - monthly council newsletter
Ü	Fleet Maintenance & Technology Magazine - TMC's tech-

nical magazine offering coverage of council news and
featuring in-depth articles on topics important to trucking professionals
Ü	The Trailblazer technical journal - TMC's technical journal
reporting all proceedings from each meeting
Ü	Substantial discounts - up to 25 percent discounts on TMC
products and publications such as TMC's best-seller Radial
Tire Conditions Analysis Guide
Ü	TMC/FleetNet America Vertical Benchmarking Program
- a roadside breakdown benchmarking service enables
companies to compare their fleets' unscheduled repairs
with those of similar fleets
Ü	ATA's Fleet CyWatch Program - assists motor carriers in
their operations by identifying emerging cyber threats and
helps guard against malicious actions of cybercriminals
Ü	TMC Membership Directory - available on-line and hard
copy mailed to every TMC member each spring
Ü	Transport Topics
subscription - a
weekly newspaper that focuses on
current issues releTMC offers the
vant to the trucking
opportunity to
industry
TMC is an organizanetwork and share
tion of more than 2,300
ideas among
members with representatives from virtuyour peers in the
ally every sector of
industry, gain
the industry including
fleets, owner/operators,
and research
manufacturers, suppliers, service providers,
knowledge ...
educators, press, assoset industry
ciation representatives, and technicians.
standards, and
Join us today and start
actually make
receiving your TMC
member benefits and
a difference."
take advantage of six
additional months free.
Anthony Marshall, director,
maintenance and engineering
"TMC offers the
- Transportation Fleet, UPS
opportunity to network
and share ideas among
your peers in the
industry, gain and research knowledge through study groups
and task forces, set industry standards, and actually make
a difference," said Anthony Marshall, director, maintenance
and engineering - Transportation Fleet, UPS. "Most people
strive and want to make a difference, make an impact in
their industry and in their careers, and you can do all that
right here at TMC."
To join, visit jointmc.trucking.org or call 703-838-1763. For
questions, contact Curry Blanton, TMC Membership Manager
at cblanton@trucking.org
CURRY BLANTON is TMC's new Membership
Manager. Blanton holds a bachelor's degree
from Mary Baldwin College, with eight years
of experience in membership management of
individual-based associations. In her past roles,
she coordinated new member marketing efforts
through various mediums such as publications, trade shows, and online interactive software. Although she took a break from full-time
employment when her oldest child was born,
she kept busy volunteering, running various school fund-raisers, and
substitute teaching. She says she has missed being a part of an association. Her previous work experience has mostly been in associations, helping design databases, running all aspects of membership
recruitment and retention efforts, running new member orientations
at conferences, and creating marketing pieces.

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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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