On February 24, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored four professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug — at the opening of TMC’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
“The Silver Spark Plug is given to individuals who demonstrate professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance as our industry’s highest honor,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Our winners this year represent the highest-level expertise and ability in our industry and we are pleased to recognize them with this award.”
Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations here at Clarke Power Services earned the prestigious award.
“TMC’s members keep our industry moving, and these four individuals represent the highest level of the professional excellence the council strives for,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “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. These individuals are examples to all of us in this industry and they’re to be commended.”
“The Silver Spark Plug honors those TMC members who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to improving our industry,” said TMC General Chairman Kenneth Calhoun, fleet optimization manager for Altec Industries. “I congratulate all these winners for their achievement and commitment to the ideals of TMC.”
The Silver Spark Plug honor
Established in 1968, the Silver Spark Plug Award is TMC’s highest honor. Council members receive the award for:
- Giving five years active service in support of TMC leadership and/or activities, preferably technically oriented.
- Earning the respect of their peers, clearly demonstrating industry leadership, and holding current Full Member or Associate Member status.
- Contributing new ideas, practices or innovations in the management and maintenance of commercial motor vehicle technology.
To date, TMC has bestowed 223 Silver Spark Plug awards.