The ever-popular Maintenance Interchange is now in it's 18th year at EXPO. This one-of-a-kind session allows motorcoach owners, operators and maintenance professionals to come together in an open forum to discuss the maintenance problems they have face, and to exchange solutions and ideas. This valuable session keeps many companies coming back every year to participate, and is free for UMA motorcoach EXPO operator attendees!
"It's an investment to bring all our guys to the EXPO, but with the industry the way it is, with its regulatory and mechanical complexity, we can't afford not to. At every Maintenance Interchange I've been to, there's always at least one or two paid-for-it moments when we learn of a new product, solution, or maintenance technique." - Scott Gallegos of Holland American Princess Alaska.
The Maintenance Interchange is designed to center around common issues maintenance professionals are facing today. In order to help facilitate this, participants are encouraged to submit maintenance issues in advance of the seminar. The Maintenance Interchange is an operator-to-operator exchange, with NO vendors, manufacturers, suppliers or sales professionals permitted to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to solve maintenance issues and build relationships with like-minded peers - the people in this room could become a valuable resource for when you are back at the shop!
"Where else could I glean this kind of knowledge bank and not be charged hundreds of dollars an hour? It's worth the cost of the event for me, if I only went to this." - Joseph Gillis of NW Navigator.
The Maintenance Interchange will take place on Monday, February 1st from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Challenge yourself and put your skills to the test at the Maintenance Competition! Held in conjunction with the Maintenance Interchange, the annual Maintenance Competition is held for those who wish to test their technical knowledge and skills against the clock and their peers. The competition is comprised of a written test and a diagnostic test. The written test will be distributed to participants who would like to compete at the end of the Maintenance Interchange on Monday, February 1st. The diagnostic test will be administered in a local garage the next morning on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:30 AM.
"It's a great opportunity to meet and talk with other maintenance personnel and learn of issues that they have discovered that I need to check for; learn faster and better ways to do specific procedures, and learn about new or existing products that either do or don't work as advertised?" -- Dan Shoup of Cardinal Buses
Transportation to/from the location will be provided from all EXPO hotels. Winners of the competition will be recognized at the Annual Vision Awards and receive great prizes.
Online: If you would like to register for EXPO and the Maintenance Interchange and/or Competition, click here! If you have already registered for EXPO, click here to add-on the Maintenance Interchange and/or Competition.
Mail/Fax: To register for EXPO and the Maintenance Interchange and/or Competition, click here to download the registration form. Fill it out and then mail or fax it to the UMA office. If you have already registered for EXPO, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add-on the Maintenance Interchange and/or Competition.