OTA Dispatch Issue 3, 2022

18 Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. Oregon Truck Dispatch OTA COUNCIL Updates SMC and TMC will be taking the summer off, but meetings will resume in the fall—virtually and in-person! Please check our publications and event calendar www.ortrucking.org/events. Please contact OTA with any questions regarding TMC and SMC events: info@ortrucking.org. Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Update OTA Technology & Maintenance Council had a stellar turnout at its recent Brake Workshop. Over 60 attendees gathered at the Utility Trailer Sales facility in Redmond to hear from Bendix representatives Mark Karlsen and Chad Elder who covered topics including Brake Foundation, Inspection & Adjustments, Proper Adjustments, Foundation Component Inspection, and Diagnosing Wheel End Problems. OTA would like to thank Utility Trailer Sales, especially Elizabeth Gallardo, for hosting the event. TMC is now getting ready for the 2022 Maintenance & Education Fair and the return of the SuperTech Skills Competition, taking place November 4 & 5 at the Pacific NW Truck Museum in Salem. Safety Management Council (SMC) Update Next year is creeping up fast, and that includes the 2023 Spring Safety Conference. It will take place April 5–7 at the Salem Convention Center. The committee will be meeting soon to discuss the agenda and other activities. We’ll also be posting the applications for the annual safety awards—stay tuned!!