HDA Truck Pride names 2024 Top Tech semifinalists


HDA Truck Pride announced its 2024 Top Tech semifinalists on Tuesday. 

The six semifinalists will advance to the second round of the competition, competing in the Maryland SuperTech Competition in June. The techs are: 

  • Eric Curler, RT&T Repair, 17 years of experience. 
  • Scott Shumake, Gray Diesel & Equipment Services, 24 years of experience. 
  • Luke Noyes, Blaine Brothers, five years of experience. 
  • Chad Narloch, Valley Truck Parts & Service, 13 years of experience. 
  • Adam Patterson, Vander Haag's Inc., 12 years of experience. 
  • Orville Labuda, Vander Haag's Inc., 27 years of experience. 

These technicians rose to the top of a field of 81 competitors who completed a first-round exam. They will go on to compete at Maryland SuperTech, then the top two will advance to TMC SuperTech in September. 

"We believe in providing our technicians with opportunities for growth and development," says Martin Redilla, education manager at HDA Truck Pride. "The competition allows them to test their skills and enables them to learn from peers and identify areas for improvement. We are immensely proud of these technicians and their dedication to excellence, and we eagerly await their performance in Maryland." 

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