It’s Time for Truck Tech Skills Testing!

Competitors take the service information test at SuperTech 2015

The service information test station at SuperTech 2015

It’s that time of year already – skills testing season! Truck service professionals around the U.S. are busy practicing their skills and prepping for the annual state technician skills competitions that lead up to the big TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition in the fall. For us here at Mitchell 1, this means that we’re busy preparing the tests and equipment that will be used in those state competitions.

Since the competitions began over 10 years ago, Mitchell 1 has sponsored the national competition and runs the Service Information skills station each year, testing technicians on their ability to use computers and Web-based programs to diagnose and fix vehicles properly.

In addition to the national event — this year to be held in Raleigh, NC in September — Mitchell 1 also supports and participates in many state technician skills competitions. Our TruckSeries suite of software for the trucking industry will be used for testing at the national competition and state competitions this year. The software covers information required to diagnose and correctly repair all makes of Class 4-8 trucks.

Here’s the lineup of competitions for the year where Mitchell 1 will be hosting the information skills testing:

April 7-8, 2016 — Tennessee Trucking Association | 2016 Technician Skills Competition | Lebanon, TN

April 27, 2016 — North Carolina Trucking Association | NC Top Tech Challenge | Winston-Salem, NC

April 30,  2016 — Motor Carriers of Montana | Montana SuperTech Challenge | Helena, MT

May 4, 2016 — South Carolina Trucking Association |South Carolina 2016 Technician Skills Challenge | Columbia, SC

May 6, 2016 — Oklahoma Trucking Association | 2016 TMC SuperTech Competition | Oklahoma City, OK

May 21, 2016 — Maine Motor Transport Association | Professional Technician Skills Competition | Bangor, ME

June 4, 2016 — Maryland Motor Truck Association | 2016 SUPERTECH Maryland | Timonium, MD

June 4, 2016 — Oregon Trucking Association | SuperTech Technician | Portland, OR

July 14-16, 2016 — Arkansas Trucking Association | 2016 Arkansas Trucking Championship | Rogers, AK

September 20, 2016 — Technology & Maintenance Council | 2016 TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition | Raleigh, NC

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Dan Kincaid

Dan Kincaid spent nearly 27 years as a dealership technician. He is an ASE Master Technician in automotive, school bus, medium/heavy truck and truck equipment, and A/C certified by both ASE and ESCO Institute. He joined Mitchell 1 in 2001 and is currently a Sr. Technical Editor with the Commercial Vehicle Group.