New ideas and real skills

Big Rigs - - SPECIAL REPORT - GE­OFF CROUCH CHAIR, AUS­TRALIAN TRUCK­ING AS­SO­CI­A­TION

TMC is back, but this time it’s dif­fer­ent. The ATA is de­liv­er­ing a re­freshed pro­gram with an in­creased fo­cus on tech­nol­ogy and the key is­sues of safety, pro­duc­tiv­ity, en­vi­ron­ment, costs and ca­reers.

TMC is the truck­ing in­dus­try’s premier gath­er­ing of pro­fes­sion­als, main­te­nance tech­ni­cians, ap­pren­tices, fleet man­agers, tech­ni­cal fleet pro­fes­sion­als and can­not be missed. Our in­dus­try is chang­ing fast.

The busi­nesses that will lead the way and flour­ish into the fu­ture will be the ones who em­brace new ideas and de­velop and main­tain the real skills the in­dus­try will al­ways need in tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions, best prac­tice busi­ness providers and team­work.

The ex­cit­ing TMC pro­gram in­cludes a range of job-spe­cific ses­sions and in­ter­ac­tive work­shops de­liv­ered by in­dus­try ex­perts.

Del­e­gates will get the facts on the new brak­ing re­quire­ments, dive deep into main­te­nance risk man­age­ment and com­pli­ance, find out how chain of re­spon­si­bil­ity is work­ing in the real world, learn how to talk about men­tal health, and get hands-on in the work­shop.

The three live work­shop zones will take del­e­gates through Cum­mins en­gine di­ag­nos­tics, Corghi tyre main­te­nance tech­nol­ogy and tech­niques, and an ACE dyno dis­play and sus­pen­sion demo.

The ATA is proud to wel­come Aus­tralia’s very own Top Gun Matt Hall to the list of high-pro­file speak­ers.

The Red Bull Air Racer and former RAAF fighter com­bat in­struc­tor will dis­cuss team­work, suc­cess and how to get the most out of your work­shop crew, while shar­ing his tales from a life­time in avi­a­tion, in­clud­ing go­ing into com­bat, evad­ing mis­siles over Iraq, the Red Bull Air Race and count­less near-death ex­pe­ri­ences.

Adding to the ex­cite­ment of Matt’s pre­sen­ta­tion is the Meet the In­spec­tors ses­sion – an iconic part of ev­ery TMC.

Hosted by the chair of the ATA’s In­dus­try Tech­ni­cal Coun­cil, Kel Bax­ter, our panel of se­nior in­spec­tors will share their pri­or­i­ties and what they are see­ing on the road.

The ses­sion is a once-ayear op­por­tu­nity for del­e­gates to pro­vide feed­back to trans­port in­spec­tors from across Aus­tralia.

The op­por­tu­ni­ties at TMC for ap­pren­tices and pro­fes­sion­als alike to fur­ther their ca­reers by gain­ing knowl­edge, de­vel­op­ing new skills and build­ing their net­works are end­less.

Whether you’re cod­ing an app, run­ning a work­shop or fi­nal­is­ing your ap­pren­tice­ship, TMC 2018 has ses­sions that will ben­e­fit your busi­ness and your own ca­reer.

TMC is also a time to cel­e­brate in­dus­try ex­cel­lence.

Each year, the ATA hon­ours an in­di­vid­ual’s tech­ni­cal and main­te­nance ex­cel­lence in the work­shop with the Craig Ros­eneder Award.

This pres­ti­gious award is a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion of TMC and cel­e­brates the pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the men and women in the truck­ing in­dus­try’s work­shops.

The win­ner will be an­nounced at the Cas­trol Vec­ton Awards Din­ner, and re­ceive an all ex­penses paid trip to the At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, USA, to at­tend the US Tech­nol­ogy and Main­te­nance Coun­cil’s 2019 An­nual Meet­ing and Trans­porta­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion.

The win­ner of the Cas­trol Vec­ton In­dus­try Achieve­ment Award will also be an­nounced at the din­ner.

TMC is a must-at­tend event for tech­nol­ogy and main­te­nance pro­fes­sion­als in the truck­ing in­dus­try.

The com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram and exclusive net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties are vi­tal to de­vel­op­ing your ca­reer and busi­ness.

You can­not af­ford to miss TMC 2018, and the ATA looks for­ward to wel­com­ing you.

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TMC is an event you can't af­ford to miss

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