Rush's Hellum wins Mitchell 1 service information skills station at Arkansas Trucking Championship

A man standing next to a silver Dodge Challenger in front of Rush Truck Centers, with an inset photo of a white Class 8 truck flying American flags.
Haston Hellum of Rush Truck Centers won the Mitchell 1 Service Information Skills Station at the 2023 Arkansas Trucking Championships.
Mitchell 1

Haston Hellum, Rush Truck Centers, took top prize at Mitchell 1's Service Information Skills station at the 2023 Arkansas Trucking Championship. 

The contest, June 23-24 in Rogers, pitted 29 truck techs and 19 trailer techs against one another at 14 truck technician stations. At Mitchell 1's station, techs demonstrated proficiency in diagnosing and resolving common maintenance issues using TruckSeries online repair information. 

[RELATED: Mitchell 1 awards Oklahoma SuperTech competitor]

"It's always great to see a technician use web-based information tools to repair a vehicle quickly with confidence," says Robert Crull, Mitchell 1 business manager for the commercial vehicle group. "That's the purpose of TruckSeries -- to make it easy for techs to find all the data they need in a single lookup to get a vehicle back in service. Mitchell 1 is pleased to recognize Haston for his outstanding performance in this area." 

Hellum received a gift card for his first-place finish. 

Anthony Nunez of UPS was crowned the Truck Technician Grand Champion. John Staten of Rush Truck Cetners was runner-up and Johnny Mosley of Tyson Foods scored highest on the written exam. 

"Our involvement in the state and national technician skills competitions since their inception has remained an important part of our annual schedule each year," says Kristy LaPage, director of Mitchell 1's commercial vehicle group. "Technicians are the backbone of our industry." 

Learn how to move your used trucks faster
With unsold used inventory depreciating at a rate of more than 2% monthly, efficient inventory turnover is a must for dealers. Download this eBook to access proven strategies for selling used trucks faster.
Download
Used Truck Guide Cover