Presidents Corner

Dear Freight Car Maintenance Professional

Welcome to our new Web! Some of our folks have been working for quite some time to being this modern site to its present state for your use, enjoyment and education.

With the introduction of this Web, we are now able to offer you, the railcar professional, video presentations of selected sessions given at our annual conferences. We have three of our 2015 sessions on video which can be found in our 2015 conference folder on the Archives page. We also have quite a few of our 2016 conference presentations on video. Be sure to check them out soon.

Speaking of our upcoming conference, We, the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) will hold our annual technical conference this year in Indianapolis, IN on September 17 to 20, 2017. As usual, our educational sessions are held in conjunction with other associations who operate as the Coordinated Committees of Mechanical Associations.

This year’s conference will be of or most exciting in quite a while with a full agenda of current issues critical to every railcar maintenance professional, presented by those among us who are on the leading edge of today’s technology and regulations. Many of you will have the opportunity to meet and share your thoughts with your associates from all segments of the rail car maintenance arena from the United States, Canada and other parts of the world.

In addition to the outstanding presentations, leading industry vendors will provide indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays, which will contain examples of their latest technology and will be staffed with knowledgeable personnel who will answer all of your inquires regarding their products.

Our Association exists to provide you and our members with a solid knowledge and understanding of railcar maintenance. This continuing mission is only possible with your support through your membership and your participation in our annual technical conference.

If you would like to ask us a question regarding our organization, its mission or activities, please contact us by using the contact page on this Web. We will answer you right away. Also, if you would like to review our 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 or 2016 conference presentations, click on the “Archive” selection here, or at the top of this page and select the conference of your choice. Other previous years presentations are coming soon.

As MARTS President, I would like to thank you for your continued participation and membership with the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. We look forward to your continued membership.davecackovic1

David Cackovic

President, 2016 – 2018

Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services