Arlington, Virginia – Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council announced they were awarding Mike Neer, Old Dominion Freight Line, as the first Heavy-Duty Technician Superstar as part of the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week.
“Being able to recognize hardworking professionals like Mike is an important part of why we created National Technician Appreciation Week,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Mike is an example of the professionalism and dedication that TMC espouses and we’re proud 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/medium duty.
Neer, of Parsons, Kansas, has served as a technician for ODFL since 2005 and is a past winner of the Old Dominion Service 2.0 OD Award, which is given for service above and beyond the call of duty.
“Mike is a great team member for the Parsons’ Fleet Maintenance Location where is always willing to accept new assignments and mentor other technicians when asked to do so. He is always training and keeping up to date on the latest technologies,” said Francis Chandler, ODFL shop manager.
The Technician Superstar winners will receive a complementary registration to a TMC meeting of their choice and one year’s membership in the Council.