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Video Conference

ATSSA Application and Operation of Truck-Mounted Attenuators (TMA)

  • Mar 8, 2016 (2:00 - 5:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 4:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2016 Registration will be limited to 150 participants.


The Operation and Application of Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) presentation is an introduction to the operation and application of TMAs in work zones. It is a 4-hour course that applies workable concepts, applications, and recommended practices in the deployment, operation, and removal of TMAs. Previous experience in TMA driving is not required for this course. Presentation materials include ATSSA’s Field Guide for the Use and Placement of Shadow Vehicles in Work Zones.

Presentation includes:

  1. Understand the application of TMAs
  2. Understand the operation of TMAs.
  3. Understand and be aware of the personal safety considerations when operating TMAs.
  4. Implement good TMA operator practices and procedures.


Tim Luttrell, ATSSA Master Trainer. Tim Luttrell is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Leidos and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee and the District of Columbia. Prior to his 15-year career at Leidos, he worked for the State of Tennessee in developing TDOT’s long range planning processes and STIP programs. He currently manages contracts with FHWA on Work Zone Safety, is an ATSSA Master Instructor under the Work Zone Safety Grant Program, and performs traffic studies and design for the Army Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He has taught nearly 100 courses over the past decade for ATSSA, FHWA, and the National Highway Institute.

Target Audience

This training is recommended for maintenance employees, supervisors, inspectors, and any other personnel responsible for operating, supervising, and/or maintaining TMAs.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050