Tire industry veteran Robert Eck has joined TravelCenters of America (Westlake, OH) as vice president of the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network. In this capacity, Eck leads and oversees daily operations, as well as formulates strategic plans for the growth of TravelCenters’ tire business, including the company’s new TA Commercial Tire Retread Center.
The TA Truck Service network includes 244 truck service facilities with 1,090 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, more than 2,600 RoadSquad and third-party provider service trucks, and over 140 Onsite mobile maintenance vehicles. TA Truck Service is an authorized Freightliner Trucks and Western Star Trucks warranty provider.
Eck worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. from 1982 until 2017, most recently as vice president of sales at Rice Tire.