Dear Trucking Industry Professional

July 1, 2010

Dear Trucking Industry Professional:

As TMC Executive Director, I invite you to attend the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2011 Fall Meeting, set for this September 19 to 22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The theme for the meeting is “Maintenance Solutions You Can Count On.” Numerous technical sessions covering management, training, product selection, regulations and the environment will be offered during TMC’s Fall Meeting.

Study Group sessions will be conducted on a wide range of topics and issues, dealing with, among other things: the U.S. DOT’s wireless/smart roadside initiatives, CSA, fuel efficient engine oils, condition-based maintenance, energy overview of alternative fuels and an update on hybrid, alternative fuel and electric vehicle hardware. Included as a regular part of the annual meeting is the Fleet Operator’s Forum, Fleet Talk  and Shop Talk — sessions that provide the opportunity for maintenance and equipment professionals to seek redress to equipment problems and exchange information related to equipment problems. This meeting’s Shop Talk also features a special failure analysis session at which failed parts will be studied and discussed.

Additional educational opportunities for meeting attendees will be available at the hands-on Technician Training Fair, held in conjunction with TMCSuperTech2011 — TMC’s National Technician Skills Competition.

Now in its seventh year, contestants come from all segments of the trucking industry to take part in TMCSuperTech — North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. Many are state, regional or corporate champions.

Organized by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC), TMCSuperTech2011 is specifically designed to showcase the high degree of skill and knowledge shown everyday by trucking industry technicians. The most accomplished contestants earn industry recognition and valuable prizes.

More information about the 2011 Fall Meeting and TMCSuperTech2011 can be found within this issue, on TMC’s website at or by phoning (703) 838-1763.

Your time and participation at both events will be well worth the investment. There will be plentiful opportunities for education and training, for learning about the latest products, services and developments in your industry, and for networking with your fellow professionals, as well as with industry suppliers and manufacturing representatives.


Carl Kirk

TMC Executive Director