TMC meeting heads back to Tampa

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Updated Jan 6, 2010

After a couple of years in Orlando, Fla., the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. The meeting theme “Maintenance in Transition” is emphasized in educational sessions that include full technical sessions, “Implementing Kaizen to Improve Profitability” and “Fostering Effective Fleet/Service Provider Communication,” along with 10 mini-technical sessions, which include:

•  Electrical Requirements for On-highway Vehicles – 2010 and Beyond;

•  What’s Wrong with This Picture – Common Mistakes Related to Tire and Wheel Maintenance;

•  Fleet Experiences with EPA 2007 Compliant Diesel Engines – A 300,000-Mile Assessment;

•  In-Cab Safety Devices and Their Implications for Data Retention, Liability and Legal Responsibilities;

•  New Stopping Distance Regulations and the Effect on Vehicle Specifications;

•  Installation and Repair of Trailer Aerodynamic Devices;

•  Sustainability Strategies for Fleet Operations;

•  A Comprehensive Look at Vehicle Electronic Control Systems – Present and Future;

•  The Great Antifreeze Debate – Universal vs. Proprietary Engine Coolants; and

•  Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid Chassis.

The event also includes TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition – which is expected to include more than 300 exhibitors – along with full technical sessions, Fleet Talk and the Town Meeting. More than 100 task forces will meet, and mini-technical sessions are planned. For more information and registration, go to