Gear up for April 18 maintenance summit

by Today's Trucking Staff

Maintenance leaders from across Canada will descend on the event.

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit is fast approaching and will bring high-profile industry speakers from across North America to Toronto’s International Centre on April 18.

The event — hosted by PIT Group and Newcom, which publishes titles including Today’s Trucking — brings together groups including the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), and Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA).

Keynote presenters for the day include:

  • Julie Furber, executive director – electrification at Cummins, who will discuss how common electric vehicles might become;
  • Fred Andersky, director of customer solutions – controls group at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, who will discuss collision mitigation and other active safety systems;
  • Mike Jeffress, a former chairman of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations — and vice-president of maintenance at Maverick Transportation – who will explore how technologies and technicians have developed over his three decades in the business.

The first panel presentation of the day will focus on exploiting the data available to fleet maintenance managers. A panel on spec’ing procedures that deliver long-term benefits will follow, in addition to a panel exploring potential fuel-economy gains.

Yves Provencher of PIT Group will also highlight how testing results can influence a fleet’s profitability.

A further highlight of the event will be the awarding of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year, presented by Volvo.

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