ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Concludes Summer Conference & Fleet/Utility Forum

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Concludes Summer Conference & Fleet/Utility Forum


Washington –  ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council held its 2023 Summer Conference & Fleet/Utility Forum on June 20-21 in Washington. The event was co-located with the summer meeting of ATA’s Technical Advisory Group.


TMC hosted this event in cooperation with EPRI, an independent, non-profit energy research and development organization. The event was based on input from both organizations’ members who have expressed a need for targeted, focused education on the challenges surrounding power generation transmission, distribution, and system cybersecurity associated with onboarding electric vehicles.


“During this conference, TMC and EPRI  presented sessions on electric vehicle specification, performance and rollout plans, as well as fleet user deployment strategy and status updates, with particular focus on fleet experiences with performance, infrastructure and operational challenges,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “We also held sessions covering the electrification planning process based on utility capabilities and capacities, as well as present case studies from the fleet-utility perspectives.”


The conference also discussed important cybersecurity concerns with electric vehicle operation, discuss emerging standards, review policy and regulatory issues and present the latest information on EPRI’s EVs2Scale2030 Initiative.


“EPRI is pleased to be a part of TMC’s utility/fleet forum,” said EPRI Director of Transportation Britta Gross. “This convening will foster timely and important discussions between the trucking and utility industries so that they may better understand their respective priorities and work to identify and align needed actions to successfully achieve 2030 electrification goals.”

TMC’s 2023 Summer Conference & Fleet/Utility Forum was held at the Renaissance Washington, D.C., Downtown. For more information, visit


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By providing leadership support and opportunities to collaborate, TMC helps members develop the industry’s best practices that address the critical truck technology and maintenance issues that have the greatest impact on truck fleets. For more than 60 years, TMC’s member-driven Recommended Maintenance and Engineering Practices have been setting the standards that help trucking companies specify and maintain their fleets more effectively. Follow TMC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Founded in 1972, EPRI is the world’s preeminent independent, non-profit energy research and development organization, with offices around the world. EPRI’s trusted experts collaborate with more than 450 companies in 45 countries, driving innovation to ensure the public has clean, safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable access to electricity across the globe.