September 25, 2014 10:00 AM, EDT

Fedex’s McLean Repeats as TMC SuperTech Champion

Marsh Galloway/Technology & Maintenance Council

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark McLean Jr. of FedEx Freight was crowned TMC SuperTech grand champion for the second straight year, helping FedEx sweep the top three spots.

“I’m relieved. I wanted this one real bad,” said McLean. “I put so much pressure on myself; I expect a lot of myself.”

Eric Vos of Boise, Idaho, came in second, and Charles Kerr of Schertz, Texas, finished third.

“Since it was founded a decade ago, TMCSuperTech has shone a spotlight on the skills and professionalism of technicians like Mark, and I congratulate him and all the competitors at this year’s event,” American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said in a statement.

McLean accumulated the highest overall score in three of the 15 skill stations, drivetrain, service information and wheel end, that were part of the annual competition held by ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council.

McLean, 26, from Montgomery, New York, led the FedEx Freight team with Matthew Nolan of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, to a win in the team competition.

“Mark exemplifies everything that the TMC SuperTech competition and TMC were founded to highlight: professionalism, deep technical knowledge and practical application of skills,” Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology and logistics, said in a statement.

FedEx Freight is a subsidiary of Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx Corp., which ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.

For more coverage of SuperTech and TMC’s fall meeting, see the Sept. 29 issue of Transport Topics.