Some of the country’s top truck technicians will gather in 2 weeks at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition. A total of 134 truck technicians are expected to participate in the event.
The competition will be held September 22-24 in conjunction with TMC’s annual fall meeting.
“Technicians play a critical role in keeping our industry moving, and for a decade now TMC has recognized their professional excellence with TMCSuperTech,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “This competition highlights the training, skills and knowledge required to do an increasingly complex job. Our industry needs more highly skilled technicians and TMCSuperTech is an excellent way to underscore their important place in the trucking industry.”
TMCSuperTech contestants must complete a series of written testing and hands-on trials before moving on to the daylong skills challenge featuring 14 stations testing an array of skills ranging from general truck maintenance and electronic diagnostics to safety and environmental practices. These are some of North America’s best truck technicians and it’s great to see them being recognized on a national level.
It’s a big honor just to make it to TMCSuperTech. Everyone at Truckers Logic would like to congratulate all the 134 truck technicians that qualified for the 10th annual American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition.
Winners are recognized across a number of categories, but ultimately only one competitor is named TMCSuperTech Grand Champion. Want to learn more? TMCSuperTech Competition
The competition is a two-day event. Day One features the qualifying round, consisting of a three-part written challenge and various hands-on skills challenges. Day subsequent hands-on skills challenge. Following the Day One qualifying round, there is a reception at which TMC announces the names of a predetermined number of contestants who are eligible to compete on Day Two in the Hands-on Skills Challenge. The last day of the event consists of a technician training fair (featuring numerous hands-on job related training classes that qualify for NATEF continuing education units), followed by a competition awards banquet.
TMC is America’s premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations.