Make ready for the National Event

Companies use various methods and measures to prepare their technicians to participate in the TMCSupertech - North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians put on by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC...


Companies use various methods and measures to prepare their technicians to participate in the TMCSupertech - North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians put on by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC).

One is to create their own technician skills competition. Another is having technicians compete in local, regional or state technician skills competitions.

The feeling is that technicians who take part in such competitions will be better equipped to compete at the national level because they gain some insight and experience into what they can expect.

In many cases, corporate, local, regional and state technician skills competitions mirror those conducted at the national TMCSuperTech competition and include written tests as well as hands-on diagnostic skills stations.

Because of the large interest shown in its TMCSuperTech, TMC has developed the manual “How to Conduct a Technician Skills Competition.” It is intended to help organizations conduct their own technician skills competitions.

Along with providing step-by-step guidance, advice and recommendations, the manual describes how TMCSuperTech is organized and includes information on proper attire and safety for competitors, tools and parts, skills stations, scoring and judging. Sample forms and competition scoring sheets are included.

“How to Conduct a Technician Skills Competition” may be downloaded for free from TMC’s website: http://tmc.truckline.com. The publication can be found at the bottom of the “TMC News” section.

These are the state maintenance councils that currently conduct a professional technician skills competition:

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Maintenance & Technology Council

Springdale, AR

Skills Competition Contact: Tim Wilson

Phone: (479) 361-521

Email: wilst@pamt.com

Website: www.arkansastrucking.com

 

California

California Trucking Association

Sacramento, CA

Skills Competition Contact: Mike Siebert

Phone: (949) 413- 6632

Email: mike.siebert@apexlogisticsllc.com

Website: www.caltrux.org

 

Delaware

Delaware Motor Transport Association

Dover, DE

Skills Competition Contact: Scott Malcolm

Phone: (302) 659-5294

Email: gsmalco@wal-mart.com

Website: www.dmta1.com

 

Florida

Florida Trucking Association

Tallahassee, FL

Skills Competition Contact: Rob Carryl

Phone: (904) 422-1273

Email: rob.carryl@reliancesupply.com

Website: www.fltrucking.org

 

Indiana

Indiana Motor Truck Association

Indianapolis, IN

Skills Competition Contact: Bobby Barger

Phone: (812) 523-5686

Email: bobby.barger@wal-mart.com

Website: www.imtaonline.net

 

Kansas

Kansas Motor Truck Association

Topeka, KS

Skills Competition Contact: Warren Krauss

Phone: (785) 267-1641

Email: warrenk@kmca.org

Website: www.kmca.org

 

Kentucky

Kentucky Motor Transport Association

Frankfort, KY

Skills Competition Contact: David Wittery

Phone: (502) 584-5226

Email: n/a

Website: www.kmta.net

 

Maine

Maine Motor Transport Association

Augusta, ME

Skills Competition Contact: Todd Cotier

Phone: (207) 947-1106

Email: TCotier@hartt-trans.com

Website: www.mmta.com

 

Montana

Motor Carriers of Montana

(The competition includes the Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming state trucking associations.)

Helena, MT

Skills Competition Contact: Frank Molodecki

Phone: (406) 896-3489

Email: frankm@diversifiedtruckleasing.com

Website: www.mttrucking.org

 

Nebraska

Nebraska Trucking Association

Lincoln, NE

Skills Competition Contact: Suzanne Eggert

Phone: (402) 476-8504

Email: seggert@nebtrucking.com

Website: www.nebtrucking.com

 

New York

New York State Motor Truck Association

Albany, NY

Skills Competition Contact: Karen Kennett

Phone: (518) 458-9696

Email: kkennett@nytrucks.org

Website: www.nytrucks.org

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Trucking Association

Oklahoma City, OK

Chairman: Bonne Karim

Phone: (405) 641-5241

Email: bonnekarimyahoo.com

Website: www.oktrucking.org

 

Oregon

Oregon Trucking Associations

Portland, OR

Skills Competition Contact: Dean Moyer

Phone: (503) 209-3312

Email: dmoyer@unifiedgrocers.com

Website: www.ortrucking.org

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Trucking Association

Columbia, SC

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