FedEx Freight tech repeats as TMCSuperTech Grand Champion

Mark McLean, a technician for FedEx Freight, has repeated as Grand Champion at the TMCSuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition, announced this week at the American Trucking Assns.’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Orlando.

“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,” said Bill Graves, ATA president and CEO.

McLean, from Montgomery, NY, helped FedEx sweep the top three spots in the event, with Eric Vos, Boise, ID, finishing second and Charles Kerr, Schertz, Texas, finishing third.

McLean won three of 15 skill stations: drivetrain, service information and wheel end.

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

McLean led the FedEx Freight team, along with Matthew Nolan, Windsor Locks, CT, to victory in the team competition.

In addition to the main TMCSuperTech, TMC sponsored a first-time student technician skills competition. Lueck Gunnar, a student at WyoTech, won the competition and three of eight station events. Mid-Florida Tech student Robert Gonzalez finished second and Advanced Technology Institute’s Kenneth McDonald finished third.

The full list of all the station winners in both TMCSuperTech and the student competition is below.

2014 TMCSuperTech Station Winners

ASE Written Test

Jeffrey Nesheim, Ryder System

Carol Stream, Ill.

Starting & Charging

Jeffrey Nesheim, Ryder System

Carol Stream, Ill.

HVAC

Eric Rusk, McKee Foods Transportation LLC

Gentry, Ark.

Brakes

Darrell Duggan, Walmart Transportation LLC

Grantsville, Utah

Steering & Suspension

Frederick Morra, Ryder System

Hanford, Calif.

Fifth Wheel

Robert Bruen, Swift Transportation Co.

Jonestown, Pa.

Tire & Wheel

Joseph Calaway, Walmart Transportation LLC

Reading, Mich.

PMI

Andrew Dilmuth, FedEx Freight

Jacksonville, Fla.

Drivetrain

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

Engine Electronics

Jeff Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center

Omaha, Neb.

Service Information

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

Electrical 2

Darrell Duggan, Walmart Transportation LLC

Grantsville, Utah

Engine Hardware

Christopher Tate, Mohawk Truck

West Seneca, N.Y.

Wheel End 2

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

Liftgates

Eric Vos, FedEx Freight

Boise, Idaho

 

2014 TMCSuperTech Student Station Winners

Fasteners
Jacob Devault, Mid-Florida Tech

RP Manual

Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

PMI
Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

ASE Written Test

Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

Wiring Diagram

Kenneth McDonald, Advanced Technology Institute

Electrical

Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech

Service Information

Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech

Trailer Lighting
Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech

 

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