TMC Establishes Theme for Annual Meeting

Feb. 1, 2000
"Equipment Maintenance-A World in Transition" is the theme of The Maintenance Council (TMC) 2000 annual meeting and transportation equipment exhibition

"Equipment Maintenance-A World in Transition" is the theme of The Maintenance Council (TMC) 2000 annual meeting and transportation equipment exhibition to be held March 6-9 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville TN. The meeting will address changing regulatory, technical, and operating requirements of fleet operations.

The annual meeting will feature 13.5 hours of exhibit viewing. The 2000 Light-, Medium-, and Heavy-Duty Transportation Equipment Exhibition will feature more than 300 exhibitors, 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, and more than 1,200 product specialists to field questions.

Technical sessions during the meeting will include:

* Future Truck Program-A Progress Report.

* Application of Imaging Technology to Maintenance.

* Tire Maintenance: Back to Basics.

* Update on Year 2000 Engine Emissions.

* Windshield Replacement and Repair.

* Introduction to VMRS 2000: The Industry Standard for Electronic Cost Reporting.

* Air Ride Suspension Preventive Maintenance.

* Practical and Futuristic Innovations in Trailer Aerodynamics.

* On-board Computers: The Future Is Closer than You Think.

* Spec'ing Backup Warning and Vision Devices.

Seventy task forces will meet March 6 to develop recommended maintenance practices and discuss industry issues such as tire debris prevention, diesel fuel additives, and component reliability and durability.

Full registration is required to attend all business sessions, exhibition viewing periods, luncheons, receptions, and the annual meeting banquet. Registration fees are $350 for TMC members and $450 for nonmembers registering by Feb 7. Fees are $450 for TMC members and $550 for nonmembers after that date. A spouse program is also available with a $175 registration fee by Feb 7 and $200 after that date.

For additional information, contact the TMC, 2200 Mill Rd, Alexandria VA 22314; phone 703-838-1763; fax 703-684-4328; or e-mail [email protected].

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