FedEx Freight technician crowned TMCSuperTech 2013 Grand Champion

Mark McLean Jr. earns nation's top truck technician honor.


Ostby received four tickets to the Talladega 2014 Spring Race with three nights hotel accommodations in Birmingham, Ala., and $500 spending money, a $500 gift card from International/Navistar Truck, a Midtronics EXP1000HD Battery/Electrical tester, Noregon J-Pro software and adapter and an LED torque wrench from Imperial Supplies.

Other top finishers

  • The additional top ten finishers for TMCSuperTech 2013 are:
  • 4. Derek Southerland, FedEx Freight, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • 5. Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb.
  • 6. Christopher F. Barnett, Ryder System, Crittenden, Ky.
  • 7. Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.
  • 8. Joseph P. Calaway, Walmart Transportation, Jonesville, Mich.
  • 9. Jonathan R. Berg, FedEx Freight, Roseville, Minn.
  • 10. David Bryan Lewis, Walmart Transportation, Amelia Court House, Va.


Fourth and fifth-place finishers received Noregon J-Pro software and adapter and an LED torque wrench from Imperial Supplies. Sixth through 10th received an LED torque wrench from Imperial Supplies.

Skill station winners

Skill station winners for the top three places are:

  • Written Test: Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.; Randy Qualls, Walmart Transportation, Laurens, S.C.; and Matthew Weiman, Ryder System, Payson, Ill.
  • HVAC: Robert Gonzalez, Ryder System, Plant City, Fla.; Ray Wordekemper, Omaha Truck Center, Omaha; and Randy Qualls, Walmart Transportation, Laurens, S.C.
  • Starting/Charging: Randall Hilburn, Swift Transportation, Oklahoma City; James D. Kirtley, TravelCenters of America, Fountain City, Ind.; and Jose Flores, Swift Transportation Company, Lathrop, Calif.
  • Steering & Suspension: Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.; Randy Qualls, Walmart Transportation, Laurens, S.C.; and Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb.
  • Engine Hardware: Bryan Seaton, Walmart Transportation, Greeneville, Tenn.; Joseph P. Calaway, Walmart Transportation, Jonesville, Mich.; and Eric Shumway, Penn CVS/Wheel Time, York Haven, Pa.
  • Fifth Wheel: David Bryan Lewis, Walmart Transportation, Amelia Court House, Va.; Matthew Weiman, Ryder System, Payson, Ill.; and Richard Fasoli, Con-way Freight, Southampton, Mass.
  • Electrical 2: Darrell Duggan, Walmart Transportation, Grantsville, Utah; Jason Kleman, Mid State Truck Service, Plover, Wis.; and Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.
  • Tire & Wheel: Eric M. Vos, Fedex Freight, Boise, Idaho; Richard Fasoli, Con-way Freight, Southampton, Mass.; and Jonathan R. Berg, FedEx Freight, Roseville, Minn.
  • Wheel End 2: Mark McLean Jr., Fedex Freight, Montgomery, N.Y; Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb.; and Mitchell Buelow, FedEx Freight, Fremont, Ind.
  • Service Information: Tommy A. Schneider, Links Logistics, Keenesburg, Colo.; Jason Kleman, Mid State Truck Service, Plover, Wis.; and Richard Fasoli, Con-way Freight, Southampton, Mass.
  • Brakes: Randy Qualls, Walmart Transportation, Laurens, S.C.; Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb.; and David Bryan Lewis, Walmart Transportation, Amelia Court House, Va.
  • Engine Electronics: Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.; Matthew Weiman, Ryder System, Payson, Ill.; and Jeffrey Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, Neb.
  • Liftgate: Richard M. Davis, NationaLease, St. Louis; Christopher P. Tate, Mohawk Truck, West Seneca, N.Y.; and Jonathan R. Berg, FedEx Freight, Roseville, Minn.
  • Drivetrain: Glenroy Schad, Con-way Freight, Phoenix; Fedex Freight, Spokane, Wash.; and Eric Vos, FedEx Freight, Boise, Idaho.
  • PMI: Mark McLean Jr., Fedex Freight, Montgomery, N.Y.; Joseph P. Calaway, Walmart Transportation, Jonesville, Mich.; and David Berdovich, Ryder, Valparaiso, Ind.


PTDC 

TMC created the competition through its Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) to recognize and promote truck technicians. In addition to the competition, held in conjunction with the TMC's annual Fall Meeting, technicians participated in PTDC's Technician Training Fair that included four technical sessions, each eligible for continuing education credit through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The 10th annual National Technician Skills Competition will be held during TMC's 2014 Fall Meeting, Sept. 22 to 25, at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

 

 

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