HDA Inaugural Top Tech Competition Showcases Technical Skills

HDA Inaugural Top Tech Competition Showcases Technical Skills

HDA Truck Pride will send two of its Truck Service Expert technicians to participate among all of the industry’s top technicians in the Super Tech event, taking place this September in Orlando, Florida.

HDA Truck Pride (HDATP) launched its first ever Top Tech Competition in January 2018. The group says that its focus on training has reached new heights. The HDATP Top Tech Competition mirrors the industry platform of TMC’s Super Tech, which the group says was intentional. HDA Truck Pride will send two of its Truck Service Expert technicians to participate among all of the industry’s top technicians in the Super Tech event, taking place this September in Orlando, Florida.

With more than 400 Truck Service Expert independent repair facilities across the U.S. and Canada, HDATP wants its technicians to contend with the best of the best. The first step was a 50-question written test that all TSE technicians had an opportunity to participate in remotely.

With written test scores of 92 percent or higher, six technicians moved on to the next step, which is now underway. These six participants are headed to Severn, Maryland, for the Maryland Motor Truck Association’s hands-on competition.  

  • Evan Lang, E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration, Edgar, Wisconsin
  • Jeffery Hargrave, E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration, Edgar, Wisconsin
  • Jeff Olson, Valley Truck, East Grand Forks, Minnesota
  • Brian Judy, RT & T Repair, East Dubuque, Illinois
  • Jeff Dehnel, E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration, Edgar, Wisconsin
  • James Benedict, The Service Company, Dayton, Ohio

Two of these contenders will head to Orlando, Florida, in September to join the ranks of the industry’s Top Technicians. “We’re overwhelmed by the response to this competition and are so proud of these four companies and their finalists. These technicians represent the best of the best of our Truck Service Expert program. Training has been one of our largest initiatives as an organization and our Top Tech competition goes hand in hand with this focus,” said Nikki Paschall, marketing programs manager for HDA Truck Pride.

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