On Sept. 18, 12 of the top ASE Master Technicians from our TA Truck Service shops across the country packed their bags and headed to sunny Orlando, Florida. But this trip wasn’t a vacation – there was work to be done.
These expert technicians made the journey from their hometowns to represent TA Truck Service at the annual TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech competitions.
TMC SuperTech is an elite competition that brings the best diesel mechanics from U.S. original equipment manufacturers, trucking companies and repair facilities to compete in a national showdown. The two-day competition includes written tests and hands-on skills challenges that separate who really is best in the bays. Winners are then selected for the overall SuperTech and trailer categories as well as station winners for each skills challenge.
TMC FutureTech is held in conjunction with the SuperTech competition, and provides a venue for student technicians to go head to head, while showcasing the overall talent that is coming up through the industry.
TA Truck Service has been competing at TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech since the competitions’ conceptions in 2005 and 2014 respectively. Throughout the years our technicians have shown their MORE: Expertise by bringing home an impressive amount of overall top finishes and station wins.
This year, the TA Truck Service team placed second in combined station titles in the competition. In addition, six technicians earned titles in seven hands-on skills challenges, won second place in a two technician team challenge, won third place overall in the Trailer competition and won sixth overall in the SuperTech category.
These wins, plus the 10 top three overall finishes and 35 station wins from state diesel mechanic competitions leading up to TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech, top off a successful year of technician challenges.
Check out some of the action from this year’s TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech in our photo gallery, and then see our expert technicians at work for yourself in the bays at your nearest TA Truck Service facility.