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Increase your brand exposure by taking advantage of one or more of the sponsorship or advertising opportunities provided at TMC's Fall Meeting. To discuss how we can help with your marketing goals, please contact Dan Duggan, Director of Sponsorships and Exhibits at or 703-838-1756.


For the first time ever, TMC’s Fall Meeting is going virtual! ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has made the decision to move the Council’s 2020 Fall Meeting to a virtual event format, which will take place online, September 14-17. This year’s theme, “Reliable Answers for Uncertain Times” centers around societal changes accelerated by technology and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis — transforming the ways fleets specify and operate equipment in both intentional and unintended ways.

Unfortunately, the National Technician Skills Competitions (TMCSuperTech) and National Student Technician Competition (TMCFutureTech) will have to be cancelled for 2020.

TMC/ATA did not make this decision lightly, but based on member input regarding the current COVID-19 crisis — and especially given the “ramp-up” that is anticipated as the nation’s economy begins returning to normal operations in the coming months — TMC believes this action is necessary.

While the technician competitions are cancelled for 2020, please note that TMC and ATA do plan to launch the first National Technician Appreciation Week, September 21-25, the week following TMC’s 2020 Fall Meeting. More information on this will be made available in the coming weeks.

“Coming to the Fall Meeting and TMC meetings in general, really keeps you on the cutting edge of what’s new in the industry. You can catch up on new recommended practices put out by TMC and it’s really helpful to myself and all my other colleagues.”

Craig Biehl, Area Sales Manager, Dorman Products



“TMC allows like-minded individuals who have the industries’ best interest at heart to freely discuss standards and best practices without the hindrance of corporate politics or solicitation. My favorite part of every TMC meeting is the dialogue. It’s amazing that so many competitors, partners, fleets, and associates can come together while looking past any potential conflicts or differences for the betterment of the future of our industry. People putting aside corporate agendas to impact common goals and best practices are truly commendable.”

Bobby Knight, Director of Strategic Partnerships, IoT, 
The Morey Corporation


“Sitting through one meeting quickly made me realize how this is a tightly knit industry, much like a family. Having a chance to participate in developing Recommended Practices (RPs) is very exciting especially since I utilize the RPs myself. TMC is also about connecting with like-minded people and developing relationships that will hopefully last a lifetime. I’m open to helping in other areas and looking for where I can be most useful.” 

Gary Miller, Volvo’s Fleet Service Manager


**Bolded sessions are open to all.**

  • 9 - 10 am
    TMC Officers Meeting (Closed)

  • 10 - 11 am 
    Secretaries' Meeting (Closed)

  • 10 - 11 am
    Mentor Committee

  • 11 am - 12 noon
    Future Truck Committee Meeting (Closed)

  • 11 am - 12 noon
    Member Outreach Committee Meeting

  • 12 noon - 1 pm
    Strategic Planning Committee Meeting (Closed)

  • 1:15 - 2:45 pm
    Study Group & Meeting Planning Committee Meetings (Closed)

  • 3 - 5 pm
    Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)

  • 5 - 6 pm
    Recognized Associates Meeting (Closed)

  • 9 - 9:30 am
    Welcome and Virtual Meeting Orientation

  • 10 am - 6 pm
    Task Force Meetings

    (Download Task Force Schedule)

  • 6 - 6:30 pm
    Study Group Business Sessions

  • 10 - 11 am
    Town Meeting/Fleet Operators' Forum

  • 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
    Technical Session #1 - How Do Integrated Powertrains Work? The Pros and Cons of Vertical Integration

  • 1 - 1:30 pm
    TMC Industry Keynote Presentation (Keynote speaker to be announced soon)

  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm
    Study Group Sessions-
    • S.3 Engine

    • S. 16 Service Provider
  • 8 - 9 am
    TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Training Class (Class of 2021)

  • 9 - 10 am
    TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Training Class (Class of 2022)

  • 10 - 11:30 am
    Technical Session #2- Supporting Education to Help Resolve Your Technician Shortage

  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Study Group Sessions-

    • S. 7 Trailers, Bodies & Material Handling

    • S.17 Collision and Corrosion Control

  • 12:45 - 2 pm
    Lunch Break

  • 2 - 3 pm
    Study Group Sessions-

    • S.5 Fleet Maintenance Management

    • S.14 Light- & Medium-Duty and Specialty Trucks

  • 3:15 - 4:45 pm
    TMC’s Shop Talk and Fleet Operators' Forum Wrap-up

Monday, September 14

Tuesday, September 15

Wednesday, September 16

Thursday, September 17

Friday, September 18

  • 9 - 10 am
    Board Nominating Committee Meeting (Closed)

  • 11 am - 12 Noon
    Administrative Wrap-up Meeting (Closed)

  • 1 - 2 pm
    Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)



ATA/TMC Member


First-time fleet attendees are eligible for a $100 discount if registered on or before August 14, 2020.

Meeting Registration

Meeting Registration

First-Time Fleet Registration

First-Time Fleet Registration

  • 3 - 4 pm
    Study Group Sessions-
    • S.1 Electrical

    • S.11 Sustainability & Environmental Technologies
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm
    New Technology Presentations

Wednesday, September 16 Cont'd


Please take a look at our detailed list of frequently asked questions. If you have any further inquiries, please contact or call (703) 838-1763. We look forward to connecting with you virtually during this important event!


Learn more about Sponsorship
 Opportunities here:

Complete the Sponsorship Contract.

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) will be holding the first-ever National Technician Appreciation Week (NTAW) the week of September 21-25, 2020. Given the unavoidable cancellation of TMCSuperTech 2020 / TMCFutureTech 2020 competitions due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) launched this new program to continue recognizing our industry’s commercial vehicle technicians’ dedication and professionalism. With your help, TMC can continue to showcase our commercial vehicle technicians and attract new technicians to our industry.


NTAW Sponsorship 
Opportunities here

Complete the Sponsorship Contract.


Join companies like Diesel Laptops and sponsor this important meeting for trucking technicians and maintenance professionals. Contact Dan Duggan for more information at dduggan@trucking or 703-838-1756.