It’s Skills Testing Season for Truck Technicians!

It’s Skills Testing Season for Truck Technicians!

Truck service professionals around the U.S. are busy honing their expertise and gearing up 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 inception of the competitions 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 at Orlando, FL in September — Mitchell 1 also supports and participates in many state technician skills competitions. Our new 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.

We’ve already participated in the Tennessee state competition, and here’s the lineup of competitions for the rest of the year where Mitchell 1 will be hosting the information skills testing:

May 2, 2015 — Motor Carriers of Montana | Montana SuperTech Challenge | Helena, MT

May 5, 2015 — South Carolina Trucking Association |South Carolina 2015 Technician Skills Challenge | Columbia, SC

May 8, 2015 — Oklahoma Trucking Association | 2015 TMC SuperTech Competition | Oklahoma City, OK

May 16, 2015 — Maine Motor Transport Association | Professional Technician Skills Competition | Bangor, ME

June 6, 2015 — Maryland Motor Truck Association | 2015 SUPERTECH Maryland | Lutherville-Timonium, MD

June 12, 2015 — Arkansas Trucking Association | Arkansas Trucking Championship 2015 | Rogers, AK

June 27, 2015 — Oregon Trucking Association | SuperTech Technician | Portland, OR

September 20-23, 2015 — Technology & Maintenance Council | National Technician Skills Competition — TMC SuperTech | Orlando, FL

Good luck to everyone competing in one of these skills competitions!


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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.