Arkansas Trucking Association

2020 ATA-MTC CSME and CDME Certification

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Name: 2020 ATA-MTC CSME and CDME Certification
Date: October 21, 2020 - October 23, 2020
Event Description:

Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Management: October 21-22
Certification Exam following EFMM Course: October 23

Want to become certified?
The courses below are applicable toward NATMI's nationally recognized university accredited certification and credibility in court testimony. If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification, and complete the process within a 60-day time frame- or less.


- Certified Director of Maintenance/Equipment (CDM/E): 5 Years in fleet maintenance management
- Certified Supervisor of Maintenance/Equipment (CSM/E)
: 2 Years in fleet maintenance profession

Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Day 1 Course Description
The program covers topics essential to effective management and administration of motor fleet maintenance operations.  Students learn how to cut costs through efficient use of personnel, equipment, and technology, while complying with the maze of State and Federal regulations governing maintenance operations.
  • Shop Equipment: equipping for shop safety and compliance and the environment; special tools and equipment.
  • Maintenance Shopwork Planning and Scheduling: shop administration; improving maintenance cost control.
  • Preventive Maintenance: administering a preventive maintenance (PM) program; how program is monitored, enforced, revised; related factors in setting up a PM program.
  • The Functions of Management: the maintenance/equipment manager; the framework of management; running successful shop meetings; quality management systems.
  • Maintenance Budgeting: tracking costs; calculating Cost Per Mile and Revenue Per Mile; developing a budget.
  • Computers in Maintenance: why, how and what to computerize; steps in choosing the ideal system; organizing your information management system. 
  • Federal Regulations Applicable to Maintenance Shops: OSHA, EPA, HazMat, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, compliance and training programs.
  • Labor and Industrial Relations: overview; collective bargaining sessions; management procedures that can reduce grievance rates; strategic involvement.
  • Training: The supervisor's role in training; principles of adult learning; effective on-the-job training.
Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Day 2 Course Description
You'll learn how to effectively spec' vehicles, purchase wisely, negotiate warranty and best select suppliers and manufacturers.  You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of today's computerized management systems.  You'll learn how to reduce costs through predictive maintenance, and how to properly analyze failures when they occur - and more.
  • Vehicle Specifications: Developing vehicle specifications; evaluating component choices; using mission simulations to predict performance.
  • Purchasing: selecting vendors, negotiating terms; evaluating parts quality and warranty.
  • Warranty: vehicle warranties, extended coverages; federally required coverage; policy adjustments; negotiation.
  • Computerized Management Systems: Identifying needs and wants; evaluating software and hardware choices.
  • Advanced Budgeting and Financial Statements: Writing budgets;  cost justification;  communicating with the finance department.
  • Failure Analysis and Predictive Maintenance: Develop your own predictive maintenance program and prevent recurrent repairs through failure analysis.
  • Shop Layout and Design: Planning new facilities and expansions; designing your shop for safety and the environment.
  • Diesel and Alternative Fuels: A look at the pros and cons of currently developing alternatives to diesel power.
  • Shop Audits: Evaluating all aspects of the maintenance program.
1401 W Capitol Avenue, Ste. 183
Little Rock, AR 72201
Date/Time Information:
October 21-23, 2020
Contact Information:
Kelly Crow
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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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