FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
ATA Office of Public Affairs
TMC Recognizes Roberson with Trailer Technician Superstar Award
Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council announced they were naming Clifford Roberson, Tyson Foods Inc., as the first Trailer Technician Superstar as part of the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week.
“Recognizing professional excellence is an important part of what we want National Technician Appreciation Week to be,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Clifford demonstrates that excellence regularly and we are please to honor him with this award.”
For 2020, TMC conducted a new Technician Superstar Program in recognition of the first-ever National Technician Appreciation Week, September 21-25. Companies were encouraged to nominate a person or persons from their organizations who exemplify excellence as a commercial vehicle technician. Winners were selected for three categories: heavy-duty, trailer and light- and medium-duty.
Roberson, of Russellville, Arkansas, has served as a technician for Tyson Foods since May 2002, and was named Team Member of the Year of the Tyson Valley Maintenance Center in 2019. He is considered an exceptionally reliable performer, having achieved six years of perfect attendance as a refrigerated trailer technician for Tyson.
“He is a lifelong mechanic that can and will work on anything. Clifford is currently a reefer tech at Tyson … but will do whatever is asked of him whether it be on a truck, hydraulics on a feed trailer, forklift at any of the local plants, yard trucks, live haul trailers,” said Dustin McKibbin, shop supervisor at Tyson. “To say that Clifford is very knowledgeable would be spot on.”
The Technician Superstar winners will receive a complementary registration to a TMC meeting of their choice and one year’s membership in the Council.
By providing leadership support and opportunities to collaborate, TMC helps members develop the industry’s best practices that address the critical truck technology and maintenance issues that have the greatest impact on truck fleets. For more than 60 years, TMC’s member-driven Recommended Maintenance and Engineering Practices have been setting the standards that help trucking companies specify and maintain their fleets more effectively. Follow TMC on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
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