Truck Technicians Revving up for Skills Testing Season!

supertech_nodateIt’s hard to believe that skills testing season has rolled around already! Truck service professionals around the U.S. are busy revving up 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 beginning 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 truck repair information software to diagnose and fix vehicles properly.

In addition to the national event, 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:

 Date                                Sponsor                                                             Event

April 7-8, 2017              Utah Trucking Association                     2017 Utah SuperTech Challenge

April 14, 2017               Tennessee Trucking Association            2017 Technician Skills Competition

April 15, 2017               Oregon Trucking Association                 SuperTech Technician 2017

May 5, 2017                  Oklahoma Trucking Association            2017 TMC SuperTech Competition

May 6, 2017                  Motor Carriers of Montana                    Montana SuperTech Challenge

May 11, 2017                South Carolina Trucking Association     South Carolina 2017 Tech Skills Challenge

May 16, 2017                North Carolina Trucking Association     NC Top Tech Challenge

May 20, 2017                Maine Motor Transport Association      Professional Technician Skills Competition

June 17, 2017               Maryland Motor Truck Association       2017 SuperTech Maryland

July 14, 2017                 Arkansas Trucking Association             2017 Arkansas Trucking Championship

Sept 17-19, 2017          Technology & Maintenance Council      National Tech Skills Competition—SuperTech


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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.