Action Begins at ATA Technology and Maintenance Competition
The American Trucking Associations is a well-known organization in the trucking field. Their continued vested interest in fostering new developments and evolving the landscape of trucking has been felt in multiple areas. While much of their focus in 2016 has been on helping to craft regulatory mandates and monitoring freight conditions throughout the year, they’ve also helped to progress technology within the field.
Recently, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council began their National Technician Skills Competition. The competition, which is named TMCSuperTech, has 130 competitors in the traditional technicians’ competition. 11 of these technicians are competing in a trailer competition and 47 are participating in the student competition.
Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information and technology and logistics and TMC executive director said: “When we held the first TMCSuperTech 12 years ago, we hoped it would grow into an event like this. This event, which for the first time includes a specific completion for trailer technicians, shines a light on the skills and expertise of this oft-overlooked part of the trucking industry – a part that literally moves the nation’s freight.”
This type of completion will help to promote better technology and further the field as a whole. The event is sponsored by Velociti and will take place alongside TMC’s annual fall meeting.