April 2001

Member Dennis A. Meehan was born in August 1940 in County Clare, Ireland. He attended high school at St. Flannans in Ennis, County Clare and went on to college at St. Flannans College where he took numerous courses pertaining to fleet maintenance management and advanced accident investigation. Dennis went on to serve as a mechanic's apprentice at Shell Oil Ireland on all types of commercial vehicles. In the USA, Dennis continued his education and has attended numerous courses on mechanics, fleet management and accident investigation.

Currently, Dennis is the President of Commercial Vehicle Consultants, Inc. out of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ where he consults in areas related to fleet maintenance, operations and accident investigation. He started his consulting firm in 1987 after 28 years in commercial vehicle maintenance beginning as a professionally trained mechanic and advancing to maintenance management of a 3,500 vehicle fleet that operated in over 48 states and Canada. His company serves commercial fleets nationwide, working extensively with private industry, public/government owned fleets, in legal areas pertaining to accident investigations and regularly consults in Europe, Asia and Western Africa. He has been to Africa 12 times in which time he set up a trucking operation in Western Africa for hauling food to the interior for refugees and famine regions in 14 countries.

Dennis served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 and was a Heavy Duty Mechanic Motor Sergeant. He served overseas in Korea during the Vietnam War era.

He has been married to his wife, Kathleen, since 1969 and currently resides in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Dennis is an active member of St. Gabriel's Church in Saddle River, NJ and St. Mary's Church in East Durham, NY.

In his spare time, Dennis enjoys restoration and trading old Mack trucks and other models. He has started a web site dedicated to the restoration and trading of old Mack trucks at http://www.oldmacks.com.

Dennis has been an active Member of the Society since 1985 and has been very supportive of many of the Society's functions.

 


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