Maintenance Council
Maintenance Council

MTA Maintenance Council exists to improve transport equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management. Maintenance professionals meet monthly, September through May, to exchange ideas about ways to improve and maintain their equipment.  Through these meetings, the Council fosters relationships and delivers the latest in relevant information to enhance the success of maintenance professionals and the companies they represent. Membership is on individual basis and open to anyone who is affiliated with an MTA member company. 

Online Maintenance Forum: Ask Questions & Connect with Your Maintenance Peers

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Retain Your Technicians: Nominate Your Technicians for Technician of the Month

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2019/2020 Maintenance Council Meeting Dates & Registration

Cost per individual meeting: $30

All meetings are from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Locations may vary, see notes below.)

Call MTA with Questions or to Sponsor a Meeting (651) 646-7351

 If the registration page shows a meeting as closed, please contact the MTA office to register.

Buy a Meeting Package

All 8 Meetings for $200

 

September 18, 2019

MnDOT: Winter Roads & Equipment

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

Hear it straight from the source- a representative from the MNDOT will be on hand to provide information on its processes to treat roadways against winter weather. While this will be both interesting and informative, it will also help us understand how to prepare our equipment against the corrosive effects of road treatment chemicals.

 

October 16, 2019

Cold Weather Operations and Maintenance

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

The “five Ps”: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. As much as we dread winter, we all know
it’s coming, so let’s get ready. The weather is going to be
nasty, but it doesn’t necessarily have to cripple our fleets. It’s all about having a plan.

 

November 20, 2019

Data Management: Equipment & Maintenance Decisions

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

As we see data and analytics creep in to almost every sector of the 21st century business climate; the trucking industry (and its equipment maintenance) is no exception. You don’t have Monthly Maintenance to be a Harvard grad with a bow tie to understand the basics. There are simple and easy ways fleets can use data to track progress, benchmark, create accountability, and aid in decision making.

 

December 18, 2019

Technician Recruiting: What a Tech Wants

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

We’re going to let them tell us. The idea is to have a panel of active maintenance technicians, and possibly a tech school student, speak to us about what they look for in an employer. This will be a unique experience for us to engage in their perspective of the environment.

 

January 15, 2020

DOT & Safety Violation Prevention

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

As a maintenance department, the company’s CSA score is in
our hands. Relatively subtle adjustments to protocol (such
as adding one more box to the PM checklist) can potentially
have a huge impact on the number of violations received from
DOT inspectors. Our ultimate goal is to keep our equipment
safe and road-worthy, but it’s also crucial to directly address
violation hot points to protect our scores.

 

February 19, 2020

GHG 2020 Update: Impact to Maintenance & Repair

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

Keeping up with another round of alterations to the tractors and emissions systems. We’ve seen new GHG mandates change the game in the past, so it will be important to stay ahead of it.

 

March 18, 2020

How to Diagnose & Repair Safety Technologies

Location: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, Rooms 1506 & 1508

This will focus on collision mitigation and onboard camera devices.  These types of technologies have gone from almost non-existent, to elective features, to standard specs in less than a decade. They will probably be mandated in some form in the
near future.

 

April 15, 2020

Nuts & Bolts Roundtable / Tech Awards Banquet

Location: TBD

This has always been a fun way to exchange industry information with others in a rapid-fire setting. It’s also time to recognize and appreciate the hardworking technicians who keep our wheels turning.