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Australia's own Top Gun to land at 2018 TMC

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30 July 2018

Australia’s very own Top Gun, Matt Hall, has been locked in as a keynote speaker at the Australian Trucking Association’s 2018 Technology and Maintenance Conference (TMC). 

A Red Bull Air Racer and former RAAF fighter combat instructor, Matt will join delegates to share his secrets on teamwork, success and how to get the most out of your workshop crew. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Matt Hall to the 2018 TMC,” ATA CEO Ben Maguire said today. 

“Every trucking industry workshop has the need – the need for teamwork. 

“Matt is the ideal person to talk about it. He’s a decorated veteran of F-15E Strike Eagle missions over Iraq and used to making split second decisions with his weapons systems officer and flight controllers. 

“Matt is also an international unlimited aerobic competitor and the first-ever Australian to compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. 

“Matt joins a growing list of high-profile speakers, who will share their expert knowledge with delegates,” he said. 

The 2018 TMC program will focus on the new ideas and the real skills the industry will always need, through a range of interactive workshops and sessions. 

The CORE sessions to be presented at 2018 TMC are: 

Teamwork secrets from Australia’s Top Gun

Red Bull Air Racer and former RAAF fighter combat instructor Matt Hall will share his tales from a lifetime in aviation, discussing teamwork, success and how to get the most out of a workshop crew. 

Meet the inspectors

This session is an iconic part of every TMC. Hosted by the chair of the ATA’s Industry Technical Council, Kel Baxter, our panel of senior inspectors will share their priorities and what they are seeing on the road. The session is a once-a-year opportunity for delegates to provide feedback to transport inspectors from across Australia. 

Driving safety and performance with technology

Seeing Machines Business Development SVP Mirza Kozarcanin will cover the benefits of using driver monitoring technology and how this technology is being adopted by commercial fleets across the globe. 

BPW working breakfast

All the way from Hungary, BPW axle expert Mátyás Andrási will discuss how the latest generation of self-steer axles can provide outstanding solutions for improved vehicle swept path and better access, such as getting milk tankers into farms.

“Our exciting and refreshed program will also include hands-on demonstrations, a comprehensive program of workshops and presentations, the TMC Expo and a range of networking, career building and mentorship opportunities,” Mr Maguire said. 

TMC is a must-attend event for technology and maintenance professionals in the trucking industry. 

“Whether you’re coding an app, running a workshop or finalising your apprenticeship, 2018 TMC has sessions that will benefit your business and your own career,” he said. 

The 2018 TMC will be held from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 October at the Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence, Melbourne Docklands. 

View the program and register now