maintenance COUNCIL

The 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 an individual basis and open to anyone who is affiliated with an MTA member company. 

2021/2022 Schedule

Council Leaders 2021-22.jpg

Council Leaders: Dusten Wiling, Munson Lakes Nutrition; Paul Pettit (Chairman), Dart Transit; Mark Wells, Blaine Brothers; Tucker Dally, Hydraulic Specialty, Inc.

Not pictured: Dave Rasmussen, United Natural Foods

This program year will feature three half-day lunch and learn sessions from 12:30-4:00 p.m.


Meetings are located at North American Trailer (11015 Clark Rd, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077)

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OCTOBER 6, 2021

Managing Supply Chain & Costs: Where are my Parts? 

TOPICS Covered:

- supply chain dynamics

- supplier provider updates on strategy

- fleet budgeting cost management

JANUARY 12, 2021

Keeping the Trucks Rolling

TOPICS Covered:

  • Roadside Inspections/Pre-trip/State Patrol – Eric Sunby will cover what common issues they are seeing and program changes 


  • Finding and keeping good help – WrenchWay presentation on recruiting and industry trends


  • In-house Technician training - Twin Cities Rise – see below


Twin Cities Rise and MTA will be presenting information on the new entry level technician recruitment program providing candidate recruitment, screening, and skills training to produce entry level technicians ready for you to hire. You can even refer candidates to the program. There are no geographic restrictions. Part of the training will be conducted online and the technician skills training will be conducted at a Minnesota technical college. The training is paid for by a grant from the Pepsi Foundation

MAY 4, 2021

Technology Impacting  my Next Truck Purchase

TOPICS Covered:

- CA/MN emissions and idle management

- driver assist technology/telematics

Seating is limited.