American Trucking Associations and the Technology & Maintenance Council have named Clifford Roberson of Tyson Foods the first Trailer Technician Superstar as part of National Technician Appreciation Week.
“Recognizing professional excellence is an important part of what we want National Technician Appreciation Week to be,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Clifford demonstrates that excellence regularly and we are pleased to honor him with this award.”
As part of inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week, companies were encouraged to nominate a person or persons from their organizations who exemplify excellence as a commercial vehicle technician to become the first Technician Superstar, with winners in three categories: heavy-duty, trailer, and light-/medium-duty.
Roberson has served as a technician for Tyson Foods in Russellville, Arkansas, since May 2002, and was named Team Member of the Year of the Tyson Valley Maintenance Center in 2019. Considered an exceptionally reliable performer, he has attained six years of perfect attendance as a refrigerated trailer technician for Tyson.
“He is a lifelong mechanic that can and will work on anything. Clifford is currently a reefer tech at Tyson … but will do whatever is asked of him whether it be on a truck, hydraulics on a feed trailer, forklift at any of the local plants, yard trucks, live haul trailers,” said Dustin McKibbin, shop supervisor at Tyson. “To say that Clifford is very knowledgeable would be spot on.”
The Technician Superstar winners will receive a complementary registration to a TMC meeting of their choice and one year’s membership in the Council.