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2024 NATMI ATA-MTC CSME and CDME Certification - October

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Name: 2024 NATMI ATA-MTC CSME and CDME Certification - October
Date: October 23, 2024 - October 25, 2024
Event Description:

Essentials of Fleet Maintenance Management: October 23-24

Certification Exam following EFMM Course: October 25

Want to become certified?
The virtual 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.
  • Introduction to Fleet Management: purpose and fundamentals of fleet maintenance management, the role of the fleet maintenance manager, and the skill sets and personality traits that help a manager succeed.

  • Maintenance and Repair Strategies: the main categories of maintenance, the benefits of planned maintenance, and legal requirements for maintaining vehicles; the three types of planned maintenance; unplanned repairs and failure analysis.

  • Maintenance Technology: Issues to consider when implementing fleet maintenance software in your shop.  Overview of Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) and asset codes.

  • Laws and Regs: regulations shop managers need to know, including key Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, as well as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Out-of-Service Criteria.

  • Budgeting: developing a maintenance department budget, different categories of expenses, and determining cost-per-mile or cost-per-hour.

  • Human Resources: Hiring effectively, complying with labor laws, and evaluating and coaching for performance improvement

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.
  • Training: benefits of training, identifying training needs, implementing effective training programs, evaluating training quality, and tracking employee training progress.

  • Specifications and Purchasing: the process of determining what your fleet needs, then bidding out and purchasing the needed equipment.

  • Warranty: the importance of warranties and how to make the most of them.

  • Shop Operations: maximizing staff operations, including staff and equipment utilization, productivity and performance management.

  • Shop Audits: the process of auditing your shop operations and practices.

Shop Design: important considerations for designing and building a fleet maintenance facility; shop design best practices; and fuel station planning.


Virtual course held via Zoom
Date/Time Information:
October 23-25, 2024
Contact Information:
Mike Brust
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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

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