Thomas Newby, director of field maintenance for Old Dominion Freight Line, has been named the 2006 recipient of CCJ‘s Technology and Maintenance Career Leadership Award. CCJ Editor Paul Richards announced and presented the award to Newby at a dinner Monday, Feb. 13 in Tampa, Fla.
“The Career Leadership award is a distinction earned throughout a career of dedication to professionalism and excellence in technology and maintenance management,” Richards said. “And I think Tom certainly exemplifies that.”
Newby operated his own trucking company, Newby Trucking, from 1976 to 1988 and has since held various positions in truck fleet management. He has served in numerous leadership positions with the Technology and Maintenance Council, including General Chairman, and received TMC’s highest honor – the Silver Spark Plug – in 2002. Newby also is an ASE Certified Master Heavy Duty Truck Technician and a Certified Director of Maintenance and Equipment.
In a separate presentation during the dinner, CCJ Editorial Director Avery Vise presented the Technology and Maintenance Council with an honorary leadership award in recognition of TMC’s 50 years of industry service. TMC Executive Director Carl Kirk accepted the award on behalf of the organization, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week at its annual meeting in Tampa.
The Career Leadership Award dinner was hosted by CCJ and co-sponsored by Bridgestone/Firestone, Citgo Lubricants, Cummins Inc., GeoLogic Solutions and Roadranger.