American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored several industry professionals with a variety of awards for their important service to the council and the industry.

“For more than six decades, TMC has striven to advance the professional standards for commercial vehicle maintenance,” said Robert Braswell, TMC executive director. “The technicians and executives we honor here are doing that every day – and they all set the bar for excellence in this industry every day.”

Abhishek Bharadwaj, north central sales manager, Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products; Alexandra Knight, manager, market segmentation, Class C Solutions Group, and Mark Willis, business development manager, HDA Truck Pride, were honored as Recognized Associates.

TMC also recognized Pedro Garza, service writer, Texas Disposal Systems, and Leonard Wheatley, maintenance supervisor, FleetPro Inc., with the Excellence in Maintenance Supervision Award.

In addition, the Council announced the graduation of its inaugural group of candidates from the TMC of Tomorrow Leadership Development Program. The program is dedicated to developing future leaders of TMC and the transportation industry. The Class of 2019 graduates include:

  • Amanda Schuier, Quality Transport Co
  • Bryan Stewart, JB Transport
  • Chuck Kerr, FedEx Freight
  • David Piliro, Dunbar Armored
  • Matt Nolan, FedEx Freight
  • Daniel Mustafa, Travel Centers of America
  • Brandon Pashby, Ozark Motor Lines
  • Brandon Fackey, Clark Power Services Inc.
  • Mark Kennedy, Swift Transportation

TMC is an American technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at