Eric Vos of Boise, Idaho, and FedEx Freight has been named Grand Champion of the TMC SuperTech 2015 National Technicians Skills Competition.
The event was part of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council held in Orlando, Florida.
“For 11 years, TMC SuperTech has highlighted the skills and professionalism displayed in our industry by technicians like Eric, and I congratulate him and all the competitors at this year’s event,” ATA President Bill Graves said. “Our industry needs more than 140,000 new technicians and diesel engine specialists by 2022, and this event is a great chance to shine a light on these opportunities in our industry.”
Vos also won the team competition by partnering with Drew Dilmuth of Jacksonville, Florida.
LIST OF FINALISTS: Names of techs who advanced to Day 2
FedEx Freight swept the top three spots as Brian Blevins of Harrison, Arkamsas, finished second, and Josh Nordick of Roseville, Minnesota, finished third.
TMC also named Daniel Hanna, a student at Forsyth Technical Community College, winner of the Velociti TMC FutureTech National Student Technicians Skills Compeititon. Jonathan Kelly of Southside Virginia Community College finished second, and Karl Kerutis of WyoTech Blairsville placed third.
2015 TMC SuperTech Station Winners
ASE Written Test: Harold Wineinger, Walmart Transportation LLC
Lighting: Jesse Elmore, USA Truck Inc.
Fasteners: Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight
RP Manual: Chris Barnett, Ryder System Inc.
Electrical Diagrams: Terry Podralski, W.W. Williams Corp.
CSA Compliance: TK Kilchenstein, Fleetpro Inc.
Electrical #1: Terry Podralski, W.W. Williams Corp.
Safety and Environmental: Rudy Laguna, H-E-B Grocery Co.
Wheel End #1: Jasen Weers, Walmart Transportation LLC
Torque: Dave Thrower, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Wheel End #2: Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight
Fifth Wheel: Steve Willis, FedEx Freight
Electrical #2: Steve Willis, FedEx Freight
Tire and Wheel: Russ Whitaker, TravelCenters of America
Steering and Suspension: Bob Hatch, Hartt Transportation
Coolants and DEF: Steven Fraser, PetroCNG
Safety: Derick Hebert, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Preventive Maintenance Inspection: Doug Nickles, FedEx Freight
Drivetrain: Drew Dilmuth, FedEx Freight
Starting and Charging: Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight
Service Information: Stephen Radford, Ryder System Inc.
Brakes: Robert Anderson, TravelCenters of America
Vehicle Control Systems: Larry Coatney, FedEx Freight
Engine (Electronics): Darek Mowinski, Ryder System Inc.
Engine (Hardware): Kenneth Bilyea, Ryder System Inc.
Precision Measuring: Chris Barnett, Ryder System Inc.
HVAC: Jeremiah Larrabee, Stoops Freightliner
2015 TMC FutureTech Student Station Winners
ASE Written Test: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
Wheel End: Cody Styers, Forsyth Technical Community College
Trailer Lighting: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
PMI: Blake Woodard, Oconee Fall Line Technical College
Drive Belts: Karl Kerutis, WyoTech Blairsville
Service Information: Cody Styers, Forsyth Technical Community College
RP Manual: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
Coolants & DEF: Daniel Hanna, Forsyth Technical Community College
Electrical/Electronics: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
Lighting Systems: Shane Hatton, Advanced Technologies
Fasteners: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
Torque: Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
Electrical Diagrams: Karl Kerutis, WyoTech Blairsville