Technology and Maintenance Council

Randy Bruton



Randy Bruton, Fleet Maintenance Manager

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Springfield, MO



I started my career in trucking in 1980 as a Diesel Technician in Springfield, MO.  I worked my way up the ranks as Lead-man, Shop Foreman, Supervisor, then Manager.

In 1996 I joined Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. in Springfield, MO, where I currently hold the position as the Fleet Maintenance Manager.

My wife Tina and I have 2 daughters, Jessica and Alexandria.  We all spend a lot of time together as a family enjoying a lot of outdoor activities and vacationing at the beach.

My personal interests are Family, Faith, Hunting, Fishing, Trucking, Camping or pretty much anything to do with the outdoors.

I have been an active member of the TMC since its inception.  The safety and maintenance of every company’s equipment running up and down the road should be to all the number one priority.

I will do my best as the Chairman of the 2016 Missouri Trucking Associations Maintenance Council to fulfill my responsibilities in continuing to bring new ideas and educating our fleets in better maintenance practices.


Randy Bruton


The Missouri Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance TMC logo for webCouncil is made up of fleet maintenance and service professionals who pursue the highest standards of productivity and safety in commercial motor vehicle maintenance. This council is for the fleet maintenance and service professional who wants to improve their maintenance skills, stay current on changing technologies, network with other maintenance professionals in the trucking industry, and promote fleet maintenance careers.

The council’s activities include:

• Hosting educational programs at key locations throughout the state

• Coordinating efforts to interest young people in trucking careers

• Recognizing top performers with annual awards for maintenance supervisors and technicians

• Planning activities to enhance maintenance and service management skills for member

• Quarterly membership meetings around the state

For your company’s annual dues investment of $50, you provide direct support for these activities as well as receive special notices about upcoming Technology & Maintenance Council events. Annual dues cover meeting notices, award programs and administrative expenses. Council membership belongs to your company. The company must be a member of the Missouri Trucking Association, but as many individuals from your company as you wish may participate in council activities. Please join today!  Click for  TMC_Application print, complete and submit.