TA Truck Service ASE-Certified Master Technicians Are Champions Again
WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, competed and set a
record-breaking performance at the annual TMC SuperTech, North America's
premier professional commercial vehicle technician skills competition.
Five technicians from TA Truck Service facilities throughout the U.S.
earned titles in 11 hands-on skills challenges, swept first, second and
third overall in the inaugural Trailer competition and won fifth overall
in the SuperTech category. A TA Truck Service student technician also
claimed a hands-on skill challenge title in the associated TMC
TA Truck Service earned the second highest combined titles as a company
in the competition. These wins represent the commitment TA Truck Service
has to seek to hire the best technicians and provide them with
comprehensive training in order to have the best truck service
maintenance and repair centers on the highway.
TMC SuperTech is an elite competition bringing the best truck service
and repair technicians from U.S. original equipment manufacturers,
trucking companies and repair facilities together to compete nationally.
The two-day competition consists of written tests and hands-on skills
challenges. Challenges are designed to help technicians improve their
knowledge and skills, and winners are selected for each station, as well
as overall top scorers.
Winners for the TMC SuperTech, including five TA Truck Service
professionals with a combined 48 years of experience with TravelCenters
and one student technician, were announced on September 21 in Raleigh,
North Carolina. All five TA Truck Service technicians that won are
ASE-Certified Master Technicians.
Scott Davidson, TA Madison, Wisconsin
Trailers First Overall
Trailer Brakes skills challenge champion
Trailer Liftgates skills challenge champion
Trailer ABS skills challenge champion
Trailer Fasteners skills challenge champion
Robert Anderson, TA Mobile, Alabama
Trailers Second Overall
Trailer Electrical skills challenge champion
Trailer Tire/Wheel skills challenge champion
Michael Kerfoot (Jr), Petro San Antonio, Texas
Trailers Third Overall
Trailer Coupler skills challenge champion
Trailer Electrical System Corrosion skills challenge champion
Mike Gavrielides, TA Madison, Georgia
SuperTech Fifth Overall
Wheel End 1 skills challenge champion
Service Info skills challenge champion
Justin Munoz, TA San Antonio, Texas
Trailer 7 Pin Receptacle skills challenge winner
Adam Sprock, TA Whitestown, Indiana (TMC FutureTech Competitor)
Precision Measuring skills challenge champion
"I couldn't be more proud of our techs who took part in, and won, these
competitions," shared Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.
"So much goes into constructing a successful truck service technician
team, starting at the beginning with the recruitment process. Our
extensive training program coupled with on-going mentoring builds strong
quality technicians and this competition recognizes their hard work and
dedication to our brand," he added.
TA Truck Service technicians are distinguished by more than 2,000 ASE
certifications. The TA Truck Service network includes 243 truck service
facilities, 1,079 repair bays, nearly 3,000 technicians, a fleet of more
than 1,600 RoadSquad Connect™ emergency roadside assistance vehicles and
a growing fleet of RoadSquad OnSite mobile maintenance vehicles. TA
Truck Service and RoadSquad services are available 24/7/365.
TA Truck Service centers are consistently Voted Best in annual
independent driver surveys* for Best Overall Maintenance Shops, Most
Competent Technicians, Best PM and Lubrication Services and Best
*Results based on TA and Petro independent surveys of Overdrive
About TravelCenters of America LLC
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart®
convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and
Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
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TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
Source: TravelCenters of America LLC
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