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Free registration for popular online tech conference now open

Registrations are now open for the second online Technology and Maintenance Conference (TMC), a free and interactive event with the latest technical and maintenance updates, insights and stories from trucking industry experts.

To be held on July 27-28, TMC Online will feature live and on-demand content that has been developed with input from the ATA’s Industry Technical Council and the wider trucking industry including:

  • Electric trucks: the future of urban freight?
  • Rigid drawbar converter dolly – concept proved
  • Getting and keeping apprentices – understanding what support is available and how to gain and retain apprentices
  • The ATA’s technical advisory procedure program, in a session hosted by Industry Technical Council Chair Kel Baxter.

To view the program and register, click here.

“Our live electric trucks session will explore the whole of life benefits and costs of electric trucks, how to keep an electric fleet on the road, possible future models and how governments can remove barriers to their adoption,” said ATA CEO Andrew McKellar.

“Meanwhile, the live rigid drawbar converter dolly session will give delegates an insight into the results of the ATA’s prototype rigid drawbar converter dolly trial, with early access to detailed engineering report on its performance.

“TMC Online will also welcome Industry Technical Council Chair Kel Baxter, Deputy Chair Dennis Roohan and working group chair Ian Thomson to discuss our technical advisory procedure development program. These procedures are created to meet the needs of industry and fill the gaps in vehicle standards.”

McKellar said TMC Online would explore how wider trucks could improve safety and productivity, the business savings from full expensing, and the potential changes to vehicle inspections, defects and duties.

Technical Q and A session host Peter Shields.

For 2021, TMC is also building on the signature TMC inspectors’ forum and adding new energy and hard-hitting discussion with Prime Creative Media journalist Peter Shields as the host, along with a panel of trucking representatives and technical experts.

You’ll get to ask your questions in the week before the event or live through the TMC Online 2021 platform.

The traditional TMC events, the Craig Roseneder and Castrol Vecton Industry Achievement awards, will now be incorporated at the upcoming Trucking Australia gathering on the Gold Coast, to give them the fanfare they deserve.

Nominations for these awards are set to open in the coming weeks.

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