I apologize for not blogging sooner. I’ve been busy with Omaha Truck Center, Inc.’s inaugural UltimateTech competition. I am pleased to report the event took place on April 21 at our Technical Advancement Center. We are the first Freightliner group in the country to successfully hold a competition modeled after the national SuperTech competition. We started out with a field of 111 of our professional diesel technicians. After some initial tests, we invited the top two from each of our locations, for a total of 16, to Omaha to compete in a hands-on skills contest. Our first place winner was Ray Wordekemper from Omaha. Second place went to David Holliman from Salina. Third place went to John Ecis from Omaha. Jeff Schlecht from Norfolk had the highest written score. Wordekemper will represent OTC at national SuperTech in Raleigh in September. I am so proud of each and every one of our 111 technicians who took the test. These men and women had no idea what to expect, yet still decided to jump right in and give it a try. Congratulations to each and every one of you. And good luck to Ray at nationals!