Darrell Gravley, Southeastern Freight Lines, is the first recipient of the Technician of the Year Award sponsored by Bendix Vehicle Commerical Systems, Dayton Parts, Haldex and SKF.

An ASE Master Truck Technician and TMC member, Gravley has worked at Southeastern Freight Lines for 15 years. In the nominating form, he was cited for his “creative and perceptive attitude” toward shop operation and safety.

Gravley will receive a trip to the first race of the Nascar Nextel Cup season in Daytona, where he will serve as an honorary pit crew member for the Richard Childress Racing team of his choice.

The Technician of the Year Award program was established in March 2005.

For more information on the program, go to www.techoftheyear.com.