ATA, TMC Announce First-Ever National Technician Appreciation Week

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The American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council will be celebrating the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week September 21-25.

“Professional technicians ensure that drivers are able to travel safely – which has always been, and remains our highest priority,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The technician team of any size motor carrier, private carrier, or service provider are critical to its successful operation. Without the work they do, the trucks would stop running, and drivers would be unable to deliver the products and supplies that keep the American economy running.”

NTAW will celebrate the hard work and commitment of professional technicians, acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of these dedicated professionals, and help attract prospective talent to the industry.

The inaugural event will feature a series of virtual events and educational sessions, including webinars on:

  • Aftertreatment Diagnostics and Maintenance
  • Electrical System Diagnostics
  • Vehicle Data Network Diagnostics
  • Collision Mitigation Systems
  • How to Prepare for ASE Certification Testing

ATA and TMC will also recognize exceptional technicians, with industry stakeholders being asked to nominate Technician Superstars who exemplify the highest levels of excellence and professionalism. Winners will be selected for three categories: heavy-duty, trailer, and light/medium duty, as well as recognizing the technician with the highest score on the ASE Preventive Maintenance Master Technician Certification Test for 2020. This year’s diesel tech winner of the TechForce Foundation’s FutureTechs Rock Awards will be honored for outstanding contributions as a role model at school and in the community.

“We are proud and beyond excited to launch this important week and dedicate a time to say ‘thank you’ to the professional technicians that are so integral to the trucking industry,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Professional technicians are the unsung heroes. Like a well-oiled machine, they keep business moving and trucks on the road. TMC is honored to showcase these important individuals, and highlight the significant impact they have.”

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