Rick Davis of NationaLease member company Hogan Truck Leasing earned eighth place at last week’s ATA Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2018 National Technician Skills Competition – TMC SuperTech.
“At NationaLease, we conduct our own Tech Challenge for our members’ technicians throughout North America,” says Joe Puff, vice president of truck technology and maintenance for NationaLease. “The Tech Challenge is comprised of a written exam and a hands-on practical exam. We then sponsor the top three finalists to compete at TMC’s SuperTech competition.
“Competitions like these honor our industry technicians with some very valuable recognition – recognition they so well deserve. It’s easy to overlook the amount of training and practice these techs endure to become some of the best of the best. And they’re not just doing it for bragging rights; they are doing it to provide our customers with the best service in the industry. The technology is changing so fast that to maintain a true ‘A’ level status, technicians must be dedicated to continual professional development. It never stops.”
Nearly 100 finalists completed in the final round of the SuperTech event. NationaLease-sponsored technicians ranked as follows:
- #8 Rick Davis/ Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease Member (from 12th place in 2017)
- #34 John Norwood/Aim NationaLease (a 13-place jump from last year’s event)
- #39 Bob Mrzyglod/Aim NationaLease (an 11-place jump over last year’s event)
“We are honored to have the many techs like Rick, John, and Bob on our team,” Puff says.