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September 14, 2021
TMC Opens 2021 Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition
Event Features TMCSuperTech Competition and Premier Trade Show
Cleveland, Ohio – American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has opened the TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Every year, TMC is among our most important meetings, and for the first time in 19 months, it is gratifying to be gathering together, in-person, to celebrate the key role that technicians play in keeping our industry and economy moving,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “From our sold out exhibit hall, to our TMCSuperTech National Technicians’ Skills Competition, this year’s event promises to be an important mile marker in our recovery and return to normal.”
This year’s theme is “Mastering the New Realities of Maintenance Management” — and will feature TMC’s customary slate of educational sessions, task force meetings, technical sessions and management sessions, in addition the Council’s Transportation and Technology Exhibition trade show showcasing leading-edge technologies for fleet maintenance management. This year’s exhibit is a sell out, featuring 250 vendors spanning 250,000 square feet.
The week kicks off with the return of TMCSuperTech 2021. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Council to curtail the competition in 2020, TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee is welcoming techs to compete in Cleveland. TMCSuperTech 2021 will showcase the high degree of skill and knowledge shown everyday by trucking industry technicians. It is trucking’s only industry-wide competition dedicated both to honoring technician professionalism.
“For more than six decades, TMC has worked to raise professional and technical standards for the trucking industry,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “This fall meeting is an important part of that – not just to see what is available in the field on the exhibit hall floor – but to have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest advances in truck technology in our myriad of task forces and educational sessions. TMC leadership is committed to providing this experience for our members in a safe and responsible way.”
“There’s been a great pent-up demand among Council members to assemble in-person and we’re pleased at the response to our 2021 Fall Meeting agenda,” said TMC General Chairman and Treasurer Stacy Earnhardt, vice president of asset management and specialized services, Best Logistics Group. “We’re all very excited about gathering in Cleveland to discuss the pressing technical issues of the day and view the latest in truck technology.”
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.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter, Facebook, or at Trucking Moves America Forward.