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From the Bays, to the Big Stage—TA Truck Service Technicians Compete at TMC SuperTech

2019 TA Truck Service TMC SuperTech Team

This September, the TA Truck Service team of ASE Master technicians arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina ready to get down to work at the annual TMC SuperTech diesel technician competition. An elite competition bringing together the best truck service and repair technicians from across the U.S. might intimidate some, but the TA Truck Service team of professionals simply translated the work they perform in the shop on a daily basis to the big stage, where their expertise set them apart.

The TA Truck Service competitors won seven stations, in addition to having representatives come in third overall in the Trailer track and fourth overall in the Heavy-Duty track.

The two-day competition consists of written tests and hands-on skill stations. This year, the entire TA Truck Service team was part of the 87 out of the 132 competitors to advance from the preliminary written test to the hands-on skill station portion of the event. These skill stations present technical challenges, unique to different components of a heavy duty vehicle. Competitors must solve the challenges within a time limit. They earn points for their progress, which determines skills station winners and overall top scorers.

The TMC SuperTech winners were announced on Sept. 17 at the conclusion of the competition. Congratulations to the following TA Truck Service winners:

Michael Gavrielides
Brakes station champion, Heavy Duty Truck Track
Liftgate station champion, Heavy Duty Truck Track
Fourth overall, Heavy Duty Truck Track

Scott Davidson
Wheel End station champion, Trailer Track
Liftgate station champion, Trailer Track
Third overall, Trailer Track

Michael Kerfoot (JR) 
Written Test station champion, Trailer Track
Precision Measuring station champion, Trailer Track
Electric Corrosion station champion, Trailer Track

As TMC SuperTech celebrates 15 years of competition, TA Truck Service celebrates 15 years of participation in the event. In addition to a long standing tradition of excellence at TMC SuperTech, TA Truck Service technicians also compete at the state level throughout the year. This year, more than 50 technicians from over 30 TA Truck Service facilities competed in 11 state competitions, with seven technicians winning first overall in their state and seven finishing second or third in their state. Altogether, TA Truck Service competitors won 36 skills stations at state competitions this year.

TA Truck Service is committed to hiring dedicated technicians and providing them with comprehensive training to provide the highest quality truck maintenance and repair on the highway. On average, 1,600 technicians, managers and repair shop staff receive training at one of two TA Truck Service training facilities located in Lodi, Ohio and Eloy, Arizona each year.

Check out some of the highlights from this year’s TMC SuperTech competition:

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