ARLINGTON, Va. — The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations has finalized the schedule of events for its Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, scheduled for Sept. 12-16 in Cleveland.
The conference and trade show had been scheduled for March 8-11 in Orlando but was postponed due to lingering concerns about the COVID-19 coronovirus.
The event at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland will include the TMC's Transportation Technology Exhibition as well as a scaled-down TMCSuperTech 2021.
The TMC's Fall 2021 #TMCFall21 event is expected to attract a broad cross-section of experienced fleets, equipment suppliers and service providers to learn industry best practices, discover cutting-edge products and services, and collaborate to address common challenges.
The schedule includes:
- Task Force Day on Sept. 13 — The TMC's various Task Forces will hold their meetings throughout the day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Town Hall meeting and trade show opening, Sept. 13, starting at 6:45 p.m. and running through 8:15 p.m.
- Educational Sessions run Sept. 14 and 15
- The accompanying trade show will run 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Events of particular interest to those in the tire and wheel sectors include:
S.2 Tire and Wheel Study Group: Sept. 14, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
This session will look at the "Connected Tire," and how telematics are revolutionizing truck technology. Tires now have the capability to capture important data elements about their performance and health status and telematics transmit that data to drivers and fleet back offices in an instant.
During this session, industry veteran Peggy Fisher — president of Tire Stamp Inc. and Tire Business' commercial industry columnist --- will host a talk-show format discussion on the use and benefits of tire-related technologies including tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS), telematics, digital tire management solutions and "The Cloud."
These advanced technologies provide fleet managers with visibility of their tires; enable them to improve their tire programs, CSA scores and customer service; and reduce tire-related labor, breakdown and fuel costs. Industry experts will include fleet executives as well as technology/system suppliers.
Meeting Brochure is now available online.