Presented by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA), with major sponsors Paccar & Dealer industry fund, Kenworth, DAF and AllRig, the TMC is a great opportunity for those in the trucking industry, as well as related maintenance businesses and industry suppliers to increase their knowledge and invest in training.
"The conference will include ten technical forums aimed at workshop supervisors, managers and executives, which will cover the key issues affecting the technical side of our industry," said Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair.
Technical forums cover: truck electrical systems; buying non-genuine performance parts; maintaining your depot - best practice concreting; workshop safety; new technology to improve your bottom line; EBS and more - what you can do with advanced (brake) systems; what's coming our way - technology and regulatory developments in Europe & the USA; brake testing - sharing lessons; compliance, OH&S, CoR, systems and business.
"The conference will also include twelve hands-on product training workshops, delivered by supplier experts. It's an unprecedented opportunity to skill up your maintenance team in one place over just two days," Mr St Clair added.
Product training workshops cover: Stemco wheel end maintenance, inspection and acceptable end play setup; Cummins electronic (engine service tools); SAF INTRADISC INTEGRAL and SAF INTRADRUM suspensions and axles; 3M vehicle marking; Eaton automated transmissions and shifting; Dana Australia ground floor W4 and W5; Dana workshop; Knorr Bremse (brakes) fundamentals & diagnosis of foundation brake system; Holland FW351 & GF fifth wheels; BPW Transpec airbag suspensions and BPW Transpec axle bearing adjustment;
(Note: some of these are 2-part workshops, spread over a couple of day)
"Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for each workshop they attend, signed by the manufacturer and TMC, to demonstrate what they have brought back from the conference."
The evening of Monday, October 15 will also feature the Castrol Awards Dinner, and the National Trucking Industry Awards, with the presentation of the Craig Roseneder Award for technical and maintenance excellence.
The Automotive Centre for Excellence is at 14 Batmans Hill Drive, Docklands, Melbourne.