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Securing Technology's Future 

Technology is transforming the way fleets specify and operate equipment in both intentional and unintended ways. Staying ahead of the learning curve is paramount to maintaining and securing fleet operations. That’s why it is appropriate that the theme of TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting is “Securing Technology’s Future.”

TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting offers a comprehensive collection of educational sessions designed to keep your maintenance personnel on the cutting edge of vehicle technology.

Attending TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting is one of the best choices an industry professional can make—a decision that could mean the difference between profitability and disaster.  

Lee Long

director of fleet services

“All of us together are smarter than any one of us alone. TMC provides a unique opportunity to learn from a broad range of industry specialists — fleets, manufacturers, suppliers, technicians, service providers, you name it. It is my best learning opportunity by far.” 

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Trucking’s annual National Technician Skills Competitions, at which technicians will compete for top honors and valuable prizes in heavy-dutyvehicle, trailer, and light/medium vehicle tracks.

Our National Student Technician Competition consists of a set of skill stations for post-secondary technician students, and patterned after TMCSuperTech.

Our Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) is
offering a series of training sessions for technicians and
supervisors. See page 15 for details.



Participate in TMC's Future Truck Initiative 

As the only industry association focused solely on truck technology and maintenance, TMC and its member companies work together with OEMs to create the industry’s standards for future truck technology and equipment that help ensure that the truck of the future is the most efficient to operate and maintain.


TMC is a trailblazer in thought leadership

For fleets, this means having direct access to information on equipment and technology specifications and maintenance best practices. At TMC, equipment and technology professionals can:


Finding a trusted source for proven maintenance solutions is a challenge for every segment of the industry—from the biggest fleets to individual owner-operators; from vehicle manufacturers to service-dealers; from fleet maintenance executives to equipment technicians. Attending TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting is one of the best choices an industry professional can make—a decision that could mean the difference between profitability and disaster.

  • The National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech 2018 — starts at 7 am with the Contestant Orientation & Qualifying Written Exams. 

  • The TMCSuperTech 2018 Contestant Qualifying Rounds take place from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • The TMCSuperTech 2018 Welcome Reception & Hands-on Skills Challenge Finalists Announcement take place on Sunday evening
  • The TMCFutureTech 2018 National Student Technician Competition — sponsored by TechForce Foundation 

  • The Trailer and new Light/Medium Vehicle Technician Tracks 

  • The Traditional (Heavy-Duty) Track Hands-on Skills Challenge finals

  • TMC’s pre-event Study Group/Meeting Planning Committee and Board Leadership Meetings
  • Technical Sessions and Study Group Sessions. 

  • TMC’s Industry Luncheon takes place on Wednesday. 

  • TMC’s Evening Social Event and Dinner takes place Wednesday evening.
  • Technical Sessions, Study Group Sessions and Shop Talk take place on Thursday, September 20. 

  • TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting concludes at 12:30 pm.

Dress Code 

Attire for TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting is business casual. However, all TMC Officers and Study Group Chairmen are expected to wear ties and TMC blazers during the meeting. It is also strongly recommended that panelists wear professional business attire during Technical/ Study Group Sessions.

Host Hotel Orlando 

World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32821 USA Standard — $204 per night, single/double occupancy.

How to Make Hotel Reservations 

Only individuals registered for the meeting or competition may reserve a room at the TMC rate using the link embedded in their Meeting/Competition Confirmation email. If you have trouble with the process or questions, call ATA’s Event Services at 866-821-3468 for help. You must make your reservations by August 17, 2018. TMC cannot guarantee the availability of discounted rooms after that date. 

NOTE: Contact the hotel directly if you require a change in arrival/departure dates, or need to cancel your reservation.

Registration Fees 

First-time fleet attendees are eligible for a $200 discount if registered on or before August 17, 2018

On or before August 17, 2018 

TMC or ATA Member $575 First-Time Fleet Member (TMC or ATA) $375 Non-Member $675 First-Time Non-Member $475 Spouse Program (2-day event) $350.

After August 17, 2018* 

TMC Member $675 TMC Non-Member $775 Spouse Program (2-day event) $400.


TMC meetings are designed for the cost-conscious

In addition to the industry’s best educational programming, fully registered attendees enjoy five full meals and our Wednesday evening social event as part of their registration fee—a $300 value alone! Want to save even more and get great benefits? Become a member of the Technology & Maintenance Council and you can save up to $300 off TMC Fall Meeting registration rates!

  • TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting officially opens on Tuesday

  • Tuesday is Task Force Day. 

  • Tuesday also features the PTDC Technician Training Fair, which has been expanded to run from 9 am to 3 pm. 

  • The Town Meeting and Fleet Operators’ Forum takes place Tuesday afternoon. 

  • The TMCSuperTech 2018 & TMCFutureTech 2018 Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday evening.

Increase your brand exposure by taking advantage of one or more of the sponsorship or advertising opportunities provided at TMC's Fall Meeting. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities:

Full General Meeting ScheduleTask Force Schedule





Technician and Student Competitors must fill out the appropriate form. All forms must be faxed to the number listed on the form 

(PLEASE NOTE: Make sure to fill out the correct registration form as this is how you will be registered to compete!).

Please register using the appropriate PROMO code below:


Traditional/Heavy-Duty Competitor Registration FormLight/Medium Competitor Registration FormTrailer Competitor Registration FormStudent Competitor Registration Form


Please register using the appropriate PROMO code below:

Non-Member: TSUPNM

Observers/Technician Spouses

TMCFutureTech sponsored by: 

Technician/Student Competitors

You can also download the registration form and fax it back as indicated on the form. (PLEASE NOTE: Technician Spouses should include their forms with their technician for easier check-in process on-site in Orlando).

If you are a fully registered attendee who also wishes to be a TMCSuperTech/TMCFutureTech judge you do not need to register separately. Please contact Tom Tahaney at or (609) 605-9464.

You must register to secure your hotel room at TMC rates.
Only individuals registered for the meeting or competition may request a room reservation using the link embedded in their Meeting/Competition Confirmation Email. 

PLEASE NOTE: Emailed confirmations could take up to 24 hours to arrive.

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Meeting Brochure 

Browse the meeting brochure, and we think you’ll agree. TMC’s 2018 Fall Meeting should be an indispensable part of your company’s strategic planning.

TMC is now seeking applications for products, services, and technologies to be presented at the Council’s Fall Meeting. These products must be components, tools, or services available in the commercial transportation industry that are conceptually unique.

Learn more here.

TMC New Technology Presentation Application

Technician Training Preparation Series

We offer a series of webinars designed to help technician competitors prepare for the National Technician Skills Competitions TMCSuperTech 2018.

 Click here to see a list of training sessions

 being offered prior to the competition.

Check out the meeting brochure for the full schedule and to explore more reasons to register.

- Participate in voluntary standards-setting efforts through TMC’s Study Groups and Task Forces, which are tackling
important issues such as electronic logging devices, electric and natural gas powered vehicles and emerging onboard technologies.
- Gain and share information with hundreds of your peers at TMC’s Shop Talk, a free-form discussion on equipment issues.


Session presenters may utilize the Speaker Ready Rooms to preview their presentation, prepare any documents.

Session presenters can find presentation templates, speakers guidelines and more here






Or download and fax in the registration form here.

Or download and fax in the registration form here.


Visit TMCSuperTech Website


 Will you be attending TMC 2018 Fall Meeting for the first time? Check out our first timers briefing that will help you to maximize your time at this meeting!

First Timers' Briefing"Bag Your Bag" Briefing