Arkansas Trucking Association Names Its First Maintenance Professional of the Year


LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – During the Arkansas Technicians Championship at Rogers in June, the Trucking Association of Arkansas (ATA) announced the winner of a new award: the Truck Maintenance Professional Award. ‘year.

The first recipient, Ryan Womack, superintendent of fleet maintenance for McKee Foods Transportation, LLC, was named at the awards banquet on June 24.

“We’ve long recognized the best driver and safety professional at our annual conference, so we’re thrilled to add this award and recognize the men and women who keep our gear safe on the road,” said Shannon Newton, ATA President. “We couldn’t have bestowed this inaugural award on a more deserving nominee than Ryan. He is a dynamic leader within his company, our association and our industry.

Womack’s credentials include being a NATMI Certified Maintenance/Equipment Supervisor and Automotive Service Excellence Technician for Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks.

Within his community, he has worked with local schools to recruit students into trucking. Womack sits on the Medium and Heavy Truck Advisory Board of the Northwest Technical Institute. At the ATA, he serves on the Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship Committee and the Technician Program Advisory Committee, is a member of the 40 Under 40 Council, and was recently named Chairman of the Maintenance Council. and technology.

Womack holds an associate’s degree in business management and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.

Nominees for the Maintenance Professional of the Year award were evaluated based on their outstanding contributions to their company’s maintenance program as well as their certifications and professional credentials.

All ATA member companies are eligible to nominate maintenance professionals for this award.

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