The procedures contained herein reflect the consensus of the members of The Maintenance Council (TMC) on those items and methods that have delivered the best performance record based on the experience of those present at the meetings of the Council. The procedures contained herein are not exclusive. TMC cannot possibly know, evaluate or advise the transportation industry of all conceivable ways in which a procedure may be undertaken or of the possible consequences of each such practice. Other practices or methods may be as good or better depending upon the particular circumstances involved.

Every carrier who uses the procedures contained herein must first satisfy itself thoroughly that neither the safety of its employees or agents nor the safety or usefulness of any products will be jeopardized by any method selected.

The following procedures are not intended nor should they be construed as an endorsement of any particular person, organization or product.