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TMC’s 2019 Fall Meeting 

Increase your brand exposure by taking advantage of one or more of the sponsorship or advertising opportunities provided at TMC's Fall Meeting. For more information, please contact Dan Duggan, Director of Sponsorships and Exhibits at or 703-838-1756.


September 15-19

 Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

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New Prospects for Technical Achievement

Once again, ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting features a strong slate of educational sessions for trucking equipment managers, as well as a host of activities geared for truck technicians to advance their profession.

The theme of TMC’s 2019 Fall Meeting — New Prospects for Technical Achievement — centers around finding answers to the environmental, economic, cybersecurity and regulatory challenges that face our industry. Many of our educational sessions will address these and many other topics.

“My take home information from all of TMC’s meetings has been trends in equipment, where technology fits into what we see in our current fleet. TMC provides education and information to help maintain a fleet and keep up with the latest technology challenges we face each day.”

Dave Piliro, Director of Maintenance for Dunbar Armored


TMC's 2019 Fall Meeting Also Offers the Following Unique Opportunities:

Trucking’s annual National Technician Skills Competitions is a place where technicians compete for top honors and valuable prizes in heavy-duty vehicle, trailer, and light/medium vehicle tracks. TMCSuperTech 2019 — will feature three separate competitions — our traditional (heavy-duty) track, trailer track, and light/medium vehicle track. 

The event showcases our industry’s commercial vehicle technicians, who will compete for top honors and valuable prizes as they demonstrate their diagnostic abilities through a series of skills stations. Organized by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC), TMCSuperTech 2019 will start Sunday morning and conclude Monday evening. Awards will be given to the top three technicians and skills station winners during Tuesday evening’s Awards Banquet. 

This year also features our sixth Student Technician Skills Competition, TMCFutureTech 2019, sponsored by the TechForce Foundation. 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. The Fair is expanded for 2019, offering 1-1/2 days of hands-on training sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 17 and concluding midday on Wednesday, Sept. 18. These sessions are being organized by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee, and will feature expanded blocks of training on electrical and databus diagnostics, aftertreatment systems, and more.


ATA/TMC member

Non ATA/TMC member

Spouse/Guest Registration


Full Meeting Registration

($675 after Hotel Reservation Deadline)


Full Meeting Registration

($775 after Hotel Reservation Deadline)


Full Spouse Registration

($400 after Hotel Reservation Deadline)


Full First-Time Fleet Registration


Full First-Time Fleet Registration

Full Meeting Registration Fees include all business sessions including the PTDC Technician Training Fair, food functions and social events.

Register NowLight/Medium Vehicle Technician Competition RegistrationStudent Competition RegistrationRegistration Form
TMC Fall Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities
Traditional (Heavy-Duty) Competition RegistrationTrailer Technician Competition Registration



Hotel Reservation Information

Only those registered for the meeting/competition will gain access to the official hotel reservation website through a personalized link within their registration confirmation email.

The deadline to complete your room reservation is August 16, 2019.

A deposit equal to one night’s room and tax is required, and will be charged by the hotel on or after August 16, 2019 (subject to change without notice).

If you need to make changes to an existing reservation, please follow the instructions within your hotel reservation confirmation email. Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel 72 hours prior to your arrival date in order to receive a refund of the deposit.

Rates may increase with additional occupancy. Rates do not include any state or municipal taxes or fees (subject to change without notice).


In recent years, various unauthorized companies have been known to contact attendees and exhibitors offering discounted hotel rates: Convention Housing Authority, Corporate Booking Services, Events Plus Corporate, Global Expo Travel, Global Housing Services Corporation, Exhibition Housing Management, and others.


If you receive an email or phone call from any company indicating an affiliation with ATA/TMC in this regard, DO NOT make a hotel reservation with them. If you book hotel reservations through any of these companies, ATA/TMC cannot guarantee the reservation is valid. Please contact the hotel immediately to confirm your reservation.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 16, 2019

“TMC is going in the right direction with tackling equipment maintenance issues. TMC and I have similar goals: to make our equipment more reliable and I plan on being part of making that happen.”

Daniel Mustafa, Assistant Manager of Technical Development, TravelCenters of America

“I never experienced anything like TMCSuperTech. The meetings were interesting too and I saw two sides of the industry coming together to develop best practices to move the industry forward. In the rescue industry, customers came to us to create tools so there was just one-way communication. In TMC, I see a two-way dialogue. It’s a unique approach.”

Craig Tobin, VP Sales & Marketing, LITE-CHECK Fleet Solutions


“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 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


TMC Hotels & Rates 

Raleigh Marriott City Center – Host Hotel: $195 per night
500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel: $197 per night 
421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown: $187 per night
616 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • The National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech 2019 — starts at 7 am on Sunday, September 15 with the Contestant Orientation & Qualifying Written Exams. 

  • The TMCSuperTech 2019 Contestant Qualifying Rounds take place from 9 am to 4 pm. 

  • The TMCSuperTech 2019 Welcome Reception & Hands-on Skills Challenge Finalists Announcement take place on Sunday evening

  • The TMCFutureTech 2019 National Student Technician Competition — sponsored by TechForce Foundation — takes place on Monday, September 16

  • The Trailer and Light/Medium Vehicle Technician Tracks take place on Monday, September 16 

  • The Traditional (Heavy-Duty) Track Hands-on Skills Challenge finals also takes place on Monday 

  • TMC’s pre-event Study Group/Meeting Planning Committee and Board Leadership Meetings, which usually take place on Sunday, will be held on Monday instead

  • TMC’s 2019 Fall Meeting officially opens on Tuesday, September 17

  • 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 2019 & TMCFutureTech 2019 Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday

  • Technical Sessions and Study Group Sessions take place throughout Wednesday, September 18

  • 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 19

  • TMC’s 2019 Fall Meeting concludes at 12:30 pm

TMCSuperTech 2018: Day 1 Highlights  

TMC SuperTech 2018: Day 2 Highlights  

TMCSuperTech 2018: Champions Announced 

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from TMC SuperTech 2018 

General Meeting ScheduleTask Force SchedulePTDC Sponsorship OpportunitiesMEETING BROCHURE



2019 Friend of the Technician Sponsors

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

Technician Training Preparation Series

We offer a series of webinars designed to help technician competitors prepare for the National Technician Skills Competitions TMCSuperTech 2019. 

Technician Training Preparation Series

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TMC's Educator Committee and NATMI's Oversight Committee have collaborated on examining, updating and enriching all aspects of the program, including certification requirements, scope, class schedules and locations, and educational content.

Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Management
will be held on September 19, 2019

Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Management (cont.)
will be held on September 20, 2019

DATE CHANGE - Certification Exams will take place on September 21, 2019

This two-day course is applicable toward NATMI's nationally recognized, university accredited certification programs. Taking this course is the first step toward earning a credential that will help you become a more competent professional, earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony. For more information on membership or how to become certified, call (303) 952-4013.

If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within 60 days of taking the training and exam.


Be sure to download the TMC Fall 2019 Mobile App to help you maximize your time, be more productive and stay connected. 

With the TMC mobile app you can:

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute speaker, and event information 
  • Receive important real-time communications from show organizers 
  • Build a personalized schedule  
  • Take notes and download event handouts and presentations 
  • Partake in live polling during some of the sessions 
  • Find attendees and connect with your colleagues
  • Stay in-the-know and join in on social media 
  • Find Raleigh local places

The TMC Fall Mobile App is available for iPhone and Android, a hybrid web-based version for BlackBerry, and a web-based version for any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability. Click on the appropriate icon to access/download the app for your mobile device. Or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for Android Phones and search for the "ATA Meetings & Events" App. Then download the included TMC 2019 Fall Meeting app.