The Trucking Association of New York Safety Maintenance Management Council develops, promotes and organizes all phases of safety and maintenance activities for the association and serves as a resource to the association by providing training and education to the membership.

Comprising safety and maintenance personnel employed by TANY members, the council works toward developing standards and best practices for the industry.  

In addition to cornerstone events including SuperTech, the Truck Driving Championships, and seminars and training opportunities throughout the year, the council offers recognition programs for members.  The Fleet Safety, Golden Wrench and Driver of the Year Awards are given once a year and recognize those members who have demonstrated safety and maintenance practices far exceeding established standards.

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Training Library

The Training Library offers the use of training videos and DVDs, often valued at $300 or more, to TANY members at no cost.  These training videos are available on a wide range of topics and provide a convenient, cost-saving resource to the membership. See our current training library holdings. 

 

Training programs

The TANY offers training classes to both members and non-members, including brake and electrical courses, safety programs and inspection classes. 

Interested in attending or hosting a class, or would you like to request a training? Let us know! 

See our upcoming classes in our calendar of events.

2-Day Certification Courses

Two-day courses are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and require a class of 12-16 participants. The courses are a combination of classroom and hands-on training. A certification exam is given at the end of the second day.                      

Heavy Advanced Braking Systems (HABS)                          

This course is intended to meet the needs of the in-service heavy vehicle technician and enable the technician to service, repair, maintain and diagnose various types of heavy vehicle brake systems. The course includes an ABS module and covers regulations, brake system theory and operation, components and how they function, the impact of friction material, and how to maintain a balanced braking system. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper repairs and inspections to meet all of today’s regulations pertaining to the brake system. Certification in Brake Repair is provided upon successful completion of the course, in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 396.25.

Fundamental Electrical & Electronics Training (FEET)                 

This course provides the fundamental electrical principles and hands-on experience necessary to diagnose and repair the many electronic systems found on today’s vehicles. Technicians will develop a practical knowledge of electricity, while learning to understand electrical systems and operations, identify electrical components and functions, and diagnose vehicle electrical problems. Emphasis is placed on applying theory with the use of digital multi meters on live circuit boards. Certification in Fundamental Electrical & Electronics Systems is provided upon successful completion of the course.

1-Day Training Classes

One-day classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and require 16-20 participants. The classes are a combination of classroom and hands-on training.

Heavy Duty Braking Systems (HDBS)                           

This class is intended to meet the needs of the in-service heavy vehicle technician. It will enable the technician to service, repair, maintain and diagnose air brake systems, including air disc-brakes. The class covers regulations, brake system theory, operation, and various system components and how they function. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper repairs and inspections required to meet all of today’s regulations pertaining to the brake system. This class does not include and ABS module.

4-Hour Training Classes

Four-hour training classes can be held at various times during a day. A minimum number of attendees is required for these classes, depending on the topic.

Heavy Duty Brake Adjustment Class (HDBA)                           

This class is intended for drivers and other personnel to meet brake adjustment requirements. This class covers basic understanding of an air brake system in order to instill the importance of a properly functioning brake system.

Preventative Maintenance/CSA                                             

This 4-hour class is designed to show the importance of a good preventative maintenance program and its impact on a company’s CSA score. Included in the class is familiarization with CSA and the severity of various violations, what to expect at roadside inspections, and how to equip technicians and drivers with good preventative maintenance skills so problem areas are addressed before they become violations at roadside inspections. 

You: The Inspector                                   

This 4-hour class walks participants through roadside inspection violations, and challenges them to take the role of an inspector, through hands-on experience during the class. With instruction from a master technician and commercial vehicle enforcement inspectors, participants won’t just think they understand violations, they will be certain they do and will know exactly how their vehicles will fare during a roadside inspection.