Tom Marchini of Hino Trucks right congratulates Hino Trucks Service Skills Competition champion David Taylor of K Neal left

Tom Marchini of Hino Trucks, right, congratulates Hino Trucks Service Skills Competition champion David Taylor of K. Neal, left.

Hino Trucks brings out its best techs to compete

Hino Trucks brought out their best service technicians from across the country to compete in its seventh annual National Service Skills Competition held at the Suburban Showplace Convention Center in Novi, MI.

“These Master Elite Technicians, a designation reserved for the highest certified Hino truck technician, competed in varying simulated service-related situations for the chance to be crowned this year's champion,” Hino Trucks said. “The Service Skills Competition and Master Elite status establish and maintain a high standard of performance for Hino technicians nationwide to continue to deliver the highest quality service available today.”

After completing a comprehensive training program, technicians are ready to tackle the ultimate challenge, according to the company. And after elimination rounds and final day of competition, David Taylor from K. Neal International Trucks in Lorton, VA, came away with the title.

John Musial, director of service operations, said: "We have seen tremendous growth in participation at this annual event. Our ASE-Certified Master Elite qualifiers have grown from four during the first event in 2009 to over 70 qualifiers for this year's competition.  For 2015, we are on pace to have over 100 Master Elite technicians. We are proud of the achievements of our dealer service team and commend their dedication to becoming the top technicians in the industry."

A second-time competitor and this year's champion, Taylor has been with K. Neal 13 years, the company said.

"I am excited to be the winner of this year's competition,” he said. “The event included the best Hino technicians in the United States and it makes me very proud to compete among such a qualified group.  Thank you to all the competitors and to Hino Trucks for hosting such a wonderful event. I am honored to be able to showcase my skills and experience and look forward to defending my title in 2016."  

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