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Be inspired and share your expertise at truck tech conference

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26 July 2019

Safety innovation, artificial intelligence and emerging truck technology will be on the agenda this October as the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) announces the 2019 Technology and Maintenance Conference (TMC) core sessions. 

The ATA represents the 50,000 businesses and 200,000 people in the Australian trucking industry and has collaborated with PACCAR Australia for more than 20 years to present the annual TMC – one of Australia’s longest running technical conferences. 

“The ATA is bringing the best innovators and tech experts from around Australia and the world to share their insights exclusively to delegates,” ATA Chair Geoff Crouch said. 

“To have the amount of talent, experience and knowledge our speakers bring all in one place is unique. 

“The opportunity for delegates to be inspired while sharing their expertise cannot be missed,” he said. 

The core sessions featuring at TMC 2019 are: 

Does technology help or hinder trucking?

In a world where technology is becoming increasingly crucial in modern-day businesses, PACCAR Australia Chief Engineer Noelle Parlier will explore the challenges we’re facing and the emerging innovations that will support and guide the trucking industry in a landscape of ever-increasing tech. 

Global transport innovation

All the way from Germany, BPW’s Dr Markus Kliffken will explore global safety technology and share exclusive insights into how he has pushed the boundaries to become one of the industry’s most highly respected innovators.

Using AI to predict failure in heavy vehicles

U.S. AI and machine learning specialist, Uptake’s Christian Solomine will teach delegates how to use AI in their businesses to reduce your fuel spend, reduce breakdowns and slash unplanned maintenance costs. You won’t even need a protocol droid that can speak Bocce.

Inspectors: assemble

This session will see Australia’s senior transport inspectors assemble in this once a year opportunity to learn what they are seeing on the road. In an all-new format, the session is also a chance to share experiences and provide the inspectors with feedback. 

Celebrating 100 years of Cummins

MC’d by well-known Aussie musician and media personality Geoff ‘Coxy’ Cox, we’ll reflect on the history and achievements of Cummins over the past century and see how they plan to embrace the challenges of the future. 

“In addition to our incredible keynotes, the TMC program features hands-on workshops, interactive technical sessions, job-specific presentations and a range of opportunities to build professional networks through exciting networking sessions and the PACCAR Parts Fun Night – a conference highlight,” Mr Crouch said. 

An industry-first, the ATA is excited to present TrucKwiz, inspired by the RocKwiz game show, at the Castrol Vecton Awards Dinner. 

“Hosted by none-other than RocKwiz co-creator himself, Brian Nankervis, TrucKwiz will bring two delegate panels together for an exciting and fast-paced trivia game, competing for amazing prizes,” Mr Crouch said. 

The awards dinner will also celebrate Castrol’s 100 years in Australia and reveal the winners of the 2019 Craig Roseneder Award and the 2019 Castrol Vecton Industry Achievement Award, both nationally recognised accolades for industry excellence. 

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

“Whether you’re running a workshop or finalising your apprenticeship, TMC 2019 will deliver the new ideas and real skills needed benefit your business and your own career,” he said. 

View the TMC program and register now 

Nominate someone great for the 2019 Craig Roseneder Award