Ed Shea, TMC Activist and Retired Publisher, Dies at 91

May 02, 2014

By Tom Berg

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. 

Shea was an activist in the organized trucking industry, and was one of the founding members of The Maintenance Committee of the American Trucking Associations’ Regular Common Carrier Conference (now ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council).

He regularly participated in TMC meetings and helped establish its highest award, the Silver Spark Plug, and himself was a recipient. He also served for a time as the group’s historian. 

Shea served in the U.S. Army Engineers in World War II, and afterwards got into automotive and truck maintenance. He entered publishing by way of the Chilton Book Co., then transferred to CCJ where he was an executive editor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion. Together they had four children, and leave numerous grand, great grand, and great-great grandchildren. Services are next Monday at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church in Huntington Valley, Pa.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All