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Learn how to
be a leader
TMC Leaders of Tomorrow program helps foster
business relationships and prepare individuals
to take on industry leadership roles.
By Janet Howells-Tierney, director of council development, TMC

The TMC Leaders of Tomorrow (TLoT) program
- which began two years ago with the inaugural
class - set its sights on identifying and cultivating
the next generation of TMC leaders. The program,
as reported by TLoT class members, fosters valuable business relationships while preparing individuals to take on leadership roles in TMC and the
transportation industry.
"The key objective of the program is to develop
a strong foundation for these talented individuals to take on future leadership roles using a well
laid out curriculum that factors in three key, core
principles: Team, Train, and Transform," said
Abhishek Bharadwaj, national sales manager for
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products and
chair of TMC Leaders of Tomorrow.

Recent graduates
Ten members of the program recently graduated and were honored during TMC's 2019
Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology
Exhibition in Atlanta.
The 2019 graduates included:
* Amanda Schuier, Quality Transport Co.
* Bryan Stewart, JB Transport
* Chuck Kerr, FedEx Freight
* David Piliro, Dunbar Armored
* Matt Nolan, FedEx Freight
* Daniel Mustafa, TravelCenters of America
* Brandon Pashby, Ozark Motor Lines
* Brandon Fackey, Clark Power Services
* Mark Kennedy, Swift Transportation

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Participant feedback
According to current TLoT participants, the
program is meeting its objectives.
"The learning opportunities of the TMC
[Leaders] of Tomorrow program are invaluable,"
said Daniel Mustafa, assistant manager for technical development at TravelCenters of America.
Mustafa is a member of the TLoT Class of 2019.
"I'm excited that there are so many cool requirements for TMC Leaders of Tomorrow. While I'm
knowledgeable in the technician area, others
in the class have experience in (Recommended
Practices) development that will help me widen
my horizons."
Much of what the TLoT program offers happens
during TMC's events. "My take-home information
(from TMC meetings) has been trends in equipment, where technology fits into what we see in
our current fleet," said Dave Piliro, director of
maintenance for Dunbar Armored, adding that
he's all ears when TMC talks about future changes
in fleet maintenance. "(TMC provides) education
and information to help maintain a fleet and keep
up with the latest technology challenges we face
each day."

ยป The TLoT program is looking to identify and
cultivate the next generation of TMC leaders.
Photo courtesy of TMC

ities where he will create a network of other
fleet leaders and manufacturer representatives,"
Clark said.
Established TMC members recognize the fresh
perspective brought to TMC's working groups by
the TLoT participants.
Brandon Fackey, f leet manager at Clarke
Power Services, currently serves as the co-vice
chair of S.16's Developing and Leveraging the
Next Generation of Leaders Task Force. "As a
millennial himself, Brandon is uniquely qualified to help us understand the millennial mindset as we work to set up succession planning
for those nearing retirement age," explained
Peter Savage, TMC's S.16 Service Provider Study
Group and director of fleet solutions at Clarke
Power Services.

How to sign up

Getting involved

The TLoT program is open to "up-and-coming"
fleet maintenance professionals in their early 40s
or younger who have a minimum of five years'
experience working in the trucking industry and
are employed by TMC member companies.
Participants must attend four consecutive TMC
general meetings (the Annual and Fall Meetings)
in a two-year period. During these meetings
they must attend all Technical Sessions, several
Study Group sessions, all Study Group meetings to
which they are assigned, attend all TLoT training
sessions and events scheduled during the TMC
general meetings, complete and pass online TMC
exams, and participate as TMCSuperTech judges
during the Fall TMCSuperTech Competition.
"This is an amazing opportunity to learn and
grow with these individuals," said Bryan Stewart,
director of maintenance for Jones Logistics, LLC.
Stewart will speak at his upcoming Class of 2019
graduation. "I met so many new people and have
so many new resources to draw from."

Fulfilling one of the TMC Leaders of Tomorrow
program requirements, Wayne Skinner, manager of worldwide fleet equipment engineering
for FedEx Express, volunteered as vice chair
for the S.11 Sustainability and Environmental
Technology Study Group where he works with
his mentor Marc Clark, also from FedEx Express.
"One aspect of ongoing career development
is Wayne's choice to participate in TMC activ-

Join the TMC Leaders of Tomorrow program
and take your first step towards becoming a
future TMC leader. Your leadership journey
starts here: visit http://tmc.trucking.org, call
703-838-1763, or email tmc@trucking.org for
information. To nominate someone, go to https://

http://tmc.trucking.org https://www.research.net/r/TMC_TOT_NOM_FORM https://www.research.net/r/TMC_TOT_NOM_FORM

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime - How you can make the most out of your shop's ROs
Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
Vehicles - Examining the e-systems available for today's fleets
In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
Shop Operations - How to assess replacement parts
Reman, Rebuild, Replace - Reasons fleets should consider reman
Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
Tire Tactics - Factors to help determine the lifecycle of tires
Management - The "shop improvement" conundrum
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Guest Editorial - Increase shop efficiencies through fluid management
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Fleet Maintenance - Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
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Fleet Maintenance - Reman, Rebuild, Replace - Reasons fleets should consider reman
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
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Fleet Maintenance - Management - The "shop improvement" conundrum
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