Four honored with TMC’s highest honor

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored four professionals Monday at its annual meeting in Atlanta with the organization’s top honor — the Silver Spark Plug.

The Silver Spark Plug is given each to individuals demonstrating “professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell.

“More than half of the 7.3 million people employed by the trucking industry do something other than drive a truck, and without them, our nation’s goods don’t get to our stores, hospitals and factories,” added ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “These individuals are examples to all of us in this industry and they’re to be commended.”

Recognized this year were Stacy Earnhardt, director of asset management and specialized operations at Best Specialized; Fred Kelley, director of engineering at Prestolite, General Cable; Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations at Clarke Power Services; and Paul Wion, northeast market fleet manager at Charter Communications.