Three technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnepeg, Manitoba, will head to the Vista World Final in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the second time. The team — Dennis Baehnk, Chris Dunn, and Daniel Teleglow — won the North American competition as the best Volvo truck technicians. The world final will be held the last week of this month. The trio also won in 2007.
A total of 120 three-person teams representing Volvo Truck dealers across North America competed in the Vista team challenge, which started in October. The competition included three rounds of online technical questions to narrow the field. The final round includes written questions and testing a tech's knowledge of service bulletins and the ability to look up parts and service information within the Volvo system. A hands-on portion requires the technicians to troubleshoot two Volvo trucks and a Volvo D13 engine.
Teams representing GATR of Sauk Rapids Inc., Sauk Rapids, MN, and Mobile Fleet Service, Yakima, WA, also reached the final round.