Friday, January 04 2019
ORLANDO, Fla.—In March of this year, the American Trucking Associations are having two of their most important events of the year.
ATA's mission is to "effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members," in accordance with the organization's strategic plan and vision. The vision is to set ATA as "the recognized leader in transportation advocacy representing the safest, most responsible and financially successful motor carriers."
In order to achieve that mission and realize that vision, ATA has set forth five core objectives:
To position trucking as a recognized safety-first industry.
To increase the industry's efficiency and productivity
To brand ATA as "The Voice of the Trucking Industry."
To provide thought leadership that engages and educates the trucking industry and the public
To responsibly grow financial and human resources to fulfill our mission.
ATA’s professional staff works to educate policymakers and the general public about the essential role trucking plays in the economy, promote responsible policies to improve highway safety and advance the industry’s environmental goals.
On March 20-22, 2019 — at the Hilton Old Town, Alexandria VA— there is the Safety Management Council and the Transportation Security Council at which provides networking opportunities for both councils. Throughout the conference, attendees will discuss the latest issues on safety, security, and human resource related topics that play a significant role in the trucking industry.
On March 18-21, 2019 — at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta— they will have the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. This is an event that is highly recommended to attend in order to stay current on industry practices and learn about the industry’s most innovative educational sessions covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design. Planned by fleets, for fleets.
Featuring the TMC of Tomorrow, which is a program open to “up-and-coming” fleet maintenance professionals in their early 40s or younger and/ or who have a minimum of five years’ experience working in the trucking industry. Candidates must be nominated by a direct supervisor or company executive who completes a TMC of Tomorrow Nomination Form that can be found on TMC’s website tmc.trucking.org. A nominee’s professional resume and letter of recommendation must be included with the completed Nomination Form and submitted to TMC staff. TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting will celebrate the graduation of their first TMC of Tomorrow class at our Monday evening Town Meeting. Two other classes in training will also meet during TMC’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
Another interesting section is the ability to participate in TMC’s Future Truck Initiative — to create industry standards for future truck technology and equipment to ensure the truck of the future is one that is the most efficient to operate and maintain.
An extensive list of Technical Sessions and Study Groups like electrical, tire & wheel, engine, cab & controls, fleet maintenance management, trailer bodies and material handling and light/medium-duty and specialty trucks are among the most important.
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