We’re Now a Proud Allied Member of American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2015 | Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
Maxwell recently became an Allied Member Company of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the leading advocate for the trucking industry and the people in it. By becoming an Allied Member, we join a strong federation of organizations and individuals who contribute to strengthening the trucking industry and educating policymakers and the public about the crucial importance of trucking to our nation’s economy.
We are also members of the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council, where we support the improvement of equipment and maintenance management as well as the development of recommended engineering and maintenance practices that can be voluntarily adopted by components suppliers, fleets and original equipment manufacturers.
Last month we were a silver sponsor of the TMC 2015 Fall Meeting and National Technician Skills Competition, where over 130 technicians completed tasks from ignition checking to diagnostics for heavy duty diesel trucks. We gave $100 gift cards to the winners of each station, and it was well deserved because the technicians were hard workers who clearly had an impressive amount of knowledge to be able to problem-solve the issues that were thrown at them.
I look forward to participating in more events like this one and to working with the staff at American Trucking Associations and making new connections with fellow ATA members. We’ve got great people in this industry, and by working together we can gain more appreciation for our industry and the trucking professionals who move it forward.
Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
About this author
Jeff Brakley is Senior Business Portfolio Manager for Maxwell’s truck unit and has contributed to the development of the Engine Start Module (ESM) from its inception. He is a member of SAE International and an Associate Corporate member of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC). Jeff serves on the S.1 Electrical & Instruments Task Force, and recently contributed to the SAE J3053 Task Force to develop the Heavy Duty Truck Electrical Circuit Performance Requirement for 12/24 Volt Electric Start Motors Recommended Practice.
Throughout his 30-year career, Jeff has held both engineering management and program management positions for several leading national defense contractors and commercial companies, including General Dynamics, Martin Marietta, L3 Communications and Ametek Programmable Power. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix.
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