Techs in Texas

Dec. 15, 2015
Here's a glimpse at some scenes from the Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo as we looked on while techs worked through the rounds of the competition.

SAN ANTONIO, TX. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Monday morning, technicians from Rush Truck Centers across the country competed at the company's 10th anniversary Tech Skills Rodeo. The setup: With 45 minutes on the clock, diagnose what's wrong with trucks across a variety of categories including heavy duty, medium duty, parts and specialty.

Of course, the object is also to get it right and do it quicker than everyone else who takes a laptop and wrench (or other tools, as the case may be) to each particular truck/test type. Finalists were announced Monday night at the Buckhorn Saloon here in the city, and they'll go on to another round on Tuesday — this time wearing black shirts.

Here's a glimpse at some scenes from Tuesday as we looked on while techs worked through the rounds of the competition. 

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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