Fuel Smarts

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

November 03, 2014

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Booths at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. 
Booths at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

The event will be held Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville and will include discussions on fuel economy standards, alternate fuels, asset utilization and tire deployment strategies. The event will cover maintenance practices that fleets can employ to improve their efficiency and profitability today and going forward.

“Each year, thousands of trucking professionals attend TMC’s annual meeting to learn the latest in trucking technology and maintenance practices,” said Carl Kirk, vice president of maintenance, information technology and logistics and TMC executive director. “With fleets more conscious than ever about the bottom line, getting the most out of your equipment is of paramount importance.”

There will be discussions of several topics related to fuel efficiency at the event, including a session called “Green Trucks, Green Shops, Green Incentives,” which will discuss how to develop and implement an alternative fuel vehicle program.

A discussion called “Maximizing Asset Utilization: A fleet Service Provider Dialogue” will cover the examination of outsourced vehicle maintenance.

Study group sessions will go over different topics ranging from low-rolling resistance tires to heavy-duty fuel economy testing.

There will also be an exhibit hall featuring 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest industry technology, and a dedicated alternate fuels section to help fleet executives learn about different segments of the alternative fuels market.

Donald Broughton, chief market strategist for Avondale Partners, will be the featured speaker and will give a presentation that dissects the U.S. economy and financial markets for attendees.

First-time attendees can earn discounts for registering before the early registration deadline on January 23. For more information on the TMC’s 2015 Annual Meeting, click here.  

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