TMC’s 2005 annual meeting Feb. 15-18 (February 01, 2005)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Technology and Maintenance Council’s 2005 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition is slated for Feb. 15-18.

The meeting and exhibit is to be held at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

Titled “Technical Integration… A Force for Success in the Trucking Industry,” the meeting will include programs for both maintenance and information technology/logistics professionals.

John Sullivan, vice-president for maintenance and purchasing for Performance Transportation Services and chairman of TMC’s Future Truck Committee will lead the full technical session “Corrosion Prevention Solutions: An Overview of Available Technologies.”

Other technical sessions for the equipment track include:

* Potential Electrical/Electronic Solutions for Idle Reduction;

* Benefits of New Trends in Truck Tire Technology;

* Fuel Economy Tracking;

* Strategies for Underhood Heat Management;

* Dealing with Truck Complexity;

* New Coupling and Uncoupling Guidelines and Driver Training;

* Material Handling Equipment Concerns;

* Keeping Between the Solid Lines – New Advances in Lane Departure Warning Technology;

* Automatic Lubrication Systems for Light/Medium Trucks;

* Hydraulic System Maintenance Procedures for Speciality Vehicles; and

* Carrier RFID Pilots – the Future is Now.

The 2005 Annual Meeting will also provide a full slate of IT and logistics sessions. For meeting registration, or additional meeting or exhibit information, contact TMC at 703-838-1763.

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