The main event for commercial vehicle technicians


I’ll be in Pittsburgh, PA, this week, attending the Technology & Maintenance Council’s TMCSuperTech - the National Technician Skills Competition.

The annual event is specifically designed as a venue for commercial vehicle technicians to exhibit their knowledge, skills and aptitude with medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles.

The competition involves a series of written and hands-on diagnostic and problem-solving tests and challenges to test both theory and practical application.

Any actively employed commercial vehicle technician may participate in the competition. The technicians that perform the best win tops honors and numerous prizes.

The TMCSuperTech has been likened to an Olympic competition because while competitors come to win, they revel in the camaraderie and excitement.

The event is really something to see. If you have never attended a TMCSuperTech, I recommend you do. It will be time well spent.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to learn a lot, as the TMCSuperTech is held in combination with TMC’s annual fall meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is: Forging Solutions for Tomorrow’s Maintenance Challenges.

The fall meeting always includes featured speakers, a comprehensive collection of equipment related educational sessions, TMC study group and task force meetings, the Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) Technician Training Fair and fleet operators sessions.