Guide To Competing In The TMCSuperTech

The six steps to National Technician Skills Competition participation



The Hands-On Skills Challenge takes place on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Qualifying competitors go through a series of 14 stations, covering the following diagnostic skills areas:

  • PMI (pre-trip inspection).
  • HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
  • Drivetrain.
  • Starting & Charging.
  • Service Information.
  • Brakes.
  • Liftgates.
  • Wheel end.
  • Fifth Wheel.
  • Electrical.
  • Tire & Wheel.
  • Steering & Suspension.
  • Engine Electrical.
  • Engine (Hardware).

Spectators are welcome on the competition floor.



The winners of the TMCSuperTech2013 will be announced, and trophies and prizes presented, during the TMC Industry Awards Luncheon that will take place on Wednesday, September 11. Awards are given for first, second and third best in the overall competition.

The technician who earns the first place honor is declared the TMCSuperTech Grand Champion and receives an expense-paid trip to the 2014 Daytona 500, plus other prizes. In addition, the winner’s name will appear on the TMCSuperTech Grand Champion Banner that is displayed at every TMC meeting.

Second place and third place winners will also receive trophies and valuable prizes. Individuals who hav the top score for each of the on-hands skills stations, including those from the pre-qualification round, receive special prizes as well.

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