TMC awards Silver Spark Plugs

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The American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council awarded the Silver Spark Plug — the council’s highest honor — to six trucking industry professionals during the 2005 Fall Meeting in Valley Forge, Pa. on Sept. 18-22.

The recipients are Jerry Anderson, manager for national aftermarket fleet sales for Freightliner in Reidsville, N.C.; Jerry Thrift, senior manager for new product development for Ryder System/Supply Chain Solutions in Miami; Bob Rutherford, fleet sales consultant to National Seating Company in Franklin, Tenn.; Roy Gambrell, director of maintenance for Truck It in Franklin, Ky.; Gail Swiger, ABF driver; and Braxton Vick, senior vice president for Southeastern Freight Lines, Columbia, S.C.

The Silver Spark Plug is awarded to those who contribute to the improvement of equipment, maintenance, industry-related technology and management practices.