The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

The TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition will be held February 29-March 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The event will feature more than 400 exhibitors showcasing medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, safety and information technology as well as educational sessions from TMC.

"It's important for us to mark this milestone in the Council's history," said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics and TMC executive director.

"Much of what the industry knows in the way of best practices, and reliable and safe equipment can be traced to the efforts of specialists on the original equipment and aftermarket side and equipment maintenance professionals working together in partnership at TMC," he added.

TMC will offer study group technical sessions on topics ranging from LEAN problem solving and the zero-waste maintenance shop to achieving 360-degree driver awareness and what the Food Safety and Modernization Act final rules mean for maintenance.

It will also feature technical sessions dealing with the shortage of diesel technicians, offering advice on recruiting, hiring developing and retaining technicians.

TMC’s annual meeting will also include 100 task force meetings on a variety of topics.

TMC is offering a registration discount of $200 for first-time fleet attendees. Call TMC at 703-838-1763 to get the promo code for this special rate. Registering online is the only way to secure hotel reservations at TMC rates.

A meeting schedule, exhibitor prospectus, registration and lodging information are available online.