Overachievers drive everyone else to try a little harder and pay a little bit more attention to detail. In an industry where mistakes can cost lives, they are nothing short of indispensable. That’s why we created this recognition program to remind everyone of that fact and to honor everyone in the industry who does their job the right way because it’s the right thing to do.
Most likely, the hardest workers get the least amount of positive feedback, because if they ain’t broke, why manage them? We offered managers a chance to publicly call out their best employees and were not disappointed by the numerous entries. Calls for submissions went out in October, and finalists were selected in November by our panel of judges.
There were many worthy maintenance professionals, but these six winners all exemplify what it means to overachieve. One thing we noticed is that though their jobs are all very different, they share several common traits, most notably humility, selflessness, and innovation. (Hiring managers take note.)
While some may feel recognition is its own reward, we don’t. Along with a trophy, each winner will be receiving gifts donated generously by FleetPride, Fullbay, Milwaukee Tool, Red Kap, and TEXA USA.
- FleetPride: $50 gift card and swag
- Fullbay: Branded backpack and Yeti tumbler with our Overachiever logo
- Milwaukee Tool: SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Socket ½” Dr 16PC MM PACKOUT Set; M18 FUEL ½” High Torque Impact Wrench w/ Friction Ring Kit; and tumbler. Others receive tumbler, WORKSKIN hat, and GRIDIRON T-shirt.
- Red Kap: Performance hoodie embroidered with winner’s name and the Overachiever logo
- TEXA USA: eTruck Remote Diagnostic tool
[Click on the winner's name to read their full profile]
Dewey Bishop | “The Mentor”
Fleet Technical Trainer | Ozark Motor Lines
The self-taught Dewey Bishop is a mentor not only to 68 of Ozark Motor Lines' technicians, but to the entire industry when he checks and double-checks parts and repair guidelines and reports back to OEMs.
Travis Reekie | “The Jack-of-All-Makes”
Technician | City of Ottawa, Kansas
Kansas farmboy turned city superhero: It's a familiar fictional tale, but for technician Travis Reekie, it's his day-to-day job.
Ryan Ziegler | “The Road Warrior”
Mobile Technician Leader | Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services
Managing 30 technicians is never easy. Driving 1,000 miles a week to help and support each one is an added challenge for Ryan Ziegler, a mobile technician leader at Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services. Because he enjoys it so much, the job never feels like work.