Mitchell 1 creates online technician competitions test site

News Truck Parts and Service Staff July 9, 2013

Mitchell 1 has developed an online test to be utilized during SuperTech skills competitions which are being administered by more and more state trucking associations.

Mitchell says the new online test was initially created in support of Oregon’s 2013 SuperTech competition this month, and expands Mitchell 1′s ability to support additional skills competitions being administered by other state trucking associations.

“It’s becoming increasingly important with the added complexity of new vehicles for up-and-coming as well as experienced truck technicians to stay on the cutting edge of vehicle technology,” says Scott DiGiorgio, general manager of Mitchell’s commercial vehicle group. “Our partnership with the national and state Technology and Maintenance Councils to educate, test and evaluate technicians on the skills required in today’s environment, reinforces Mitchell 1′s commitment to the commercial vehicle industry.”

Mitchell 1 says its online service information solutions for the trucking industry have been utilized at the state and national level since the inception of the SuperTech competitions. The test measures the contestant’s ability to diagnose a problem and determine the proper fix using Mitchell 1 software, including Tractor-Trailer.net for repair information and Repair-Connect.net for diagnostics, the company says.

Typically, SuperTech contestants must test from a computer at the event. Now, with the deployment of the new online test site, competitors can take the test from any computer with Web access during the time frame established by the state organizers. Once logged on to the test site, the contestant has 20 minutes (uninterrupted) to complete the test. At the conclusion of the test period, Mitchell 1 says it sends all results to the state SuperTech committee to be included in the competitor’s final score.