ATA’s Technology &
Maintenance Council (TMC) has several award recognition programs designed to
honor its members for service to the Council and the trucking industry.
SILVER SPARK PLUGS
TMC's highest honor is the Silver Spark Plug award.
The Silver Spark Plug Award is given in recognition of an individual's outstanding contributions to the cause of improving heavy-duty vehicle maintenance.
Retired Silver Spark Plug recipients carry TMC membership privileges for life.
Awards are presented to individuals in recognition of their contributions in
support of TMC projects or services to the industry.
GERRI MURPHY MEMBERSHIP AWARD
This award is presented to those who have demonstrated exemplary efforts toward building TMC membership.
Murrey Alderfer 2001
Darrell Hicks 2003
James Winsor 2006
Paul Abelson 2009
Jim LeClaire 2011
Bob Flesher 2013
Peggy Fisher 2018
PEGGY FISHER STUDY GROUP LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is presented to an individual for distinguished leadership as Study Group Chairman and outstanding leadership and contributions to TMC and the transport industry.
Peggy Fisher 1986
Don Dawson 1990
Tom Tahaney 1990
Bill Joyce 1990
John Sullivan 1991
C. Oren Summer 1993
Jim Salas 1997
Robert Flesher 1998
Robert Deierlein 1998
Lew Flowers 2000
Dave Williams 2008
Ron Szapacs 2010
Marc Clark 2011
David Foster 2012
Brent Hilton 2014
Dave Dettman 2018
STUDY GROUP SECRETARY AWARD
This award is presented to those dedicated TMC volunteer members who have demonstrated exemplary efforts while serving as a TMC Study Group Secretary.
Trent Longo 2002
Jim Madill 2002
Al Anderson 2003
Rich Carroll 2003
Al Ross 2005
Linda Martz 2006
Jim Smith 2006
Bill Byrnes 2009
Mac Whittemore 2009
Ken Kelley 2010
Roger Lackore 2011
Brian Mandt 2012
Mari Skippers 2013
Lilo Hurtado 2014
Anita Byrne 2015
Alex Knight 2016
Jeff Spitzner 2017
Steve Woodbeck 2018
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR EXCELLENCE AWARD
Candidates for this award
were all employed in direct supervision of maintenance technicians and
exhibited superior performance in equipment maintenance supervision. Higher
levels of management are not eligible for the award.
2017 Benjamin Steines, Ruan Transport
2017 Don VanVleet, Swift Transportation
2016 Jason Gagnon, Transport America
2015 Fred Trammel, Transport America
2014 Ricky Barker, Trimac Transportation
2013 Kirk Kabel, Schneider National
2012 Mark McCoy, Swift Transportation
2011 Charles Tom Buckles, United States Postal Service
2010 Brian Shaw, Schneider National
2009 Charlie Weills, Swift Transportation
2008 No winner
2007 Janice Orr, United States Postal Service
2006 Steve Lansdon, Southeastern Freight Lines
2005 Bill Bonde, Brinks; Shanon Peacock, Oakley Transport, Inc.; and Bill Robins, Arrow Trucking Company
UNCLE DARRELL MENTOR AWARD
This award is presented to those dedicated TMC volunteer members who have demonstrated exemplary efforts while serving as a TMC Mentor.
Bonne Karim and Eileen Wessels 2018
Jim LeClaire 2017
TMCSuperTech GRAND CHAMPIONS
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