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TMC Names Recognized Associates, Presents Study Group Secretary Award

ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council named three industry suppliers as Recognized Associates during its 2014 Annual Meeting, March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

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These most recent Recognized Associates include: Justin Anderson, president, HDI Sales; Brian "Mack" Mackenzie, Silver Eagle Manufacturing; and Ted Raquet, vice president for key accounts, Maxon Lift Corp.

Anderson, Winston Salem, N.C., has been a TMC member since 2005. He serves on the Meeting Mechanics and Sergeant-at-Arms Committees, is a TMC Mentor and is on the Member Outreach Committee.

Mackenzie, Portland, Ore., has been a TMC member since 2003. He serves on both the Meeting Mechanics and Sergeant-at-Arms Committees, is active the Council's Professional Technician Development Committee, has been a judge for TMC's National Technician Skills Competition, and is a volunteer for first-time attendee activities.

Raquet, North Redington Beach, Fla., has been a TMC member since 1992. He has served on the Meeting Mechanics and Sergeant-at-Arms Committees, has been active within the S.7 Trailers, Bodies and Material Handling Study Group, and has served on or chaired numerous task forces and been a technical session panelist for lift gate and lift gate applications.

The Recognized Associate award is presented for outstanding contributions to the improvement of equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management, and support of Council activities.

Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer for ExxonMobil, Bolingbrook, Ill., was presented TMC's Study Group Secretary Award for his oversight of task force activities with the S.3 Engines Study Group. He served as a study group secretary from 2009 through 2013.

Hurtado, a member since 2005, has been active within the S.3 Engines Study Group. He has been a valuable contributor to the S.3 Engines Study Group as its secretary, moderator and presenter for technical presentations, and as an active participant in creation of TMC recommended practices. He participated on behalf of TMC at ATA's Natural Gas Summit in 2012 and was instrumental in helping to develop TMC's recommended practice covering biodiesel blended fuels.

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.

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 on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

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