Johnson Equipment
Ken Myers

Johnson tech wins NY SuperTech competition

June 22, 2023
Ken Myers, a technician with Leonard’s Express subsidiary Johnson Equipment, claims TANY’s grand championship after placing second last year.

Johnson Equipment, a subsidiary of refrigerated carrier Leonard’s Express, is celebrating technician Ken Myers for winning this year’s grand championship at the Trucking Association of New York (TANY) SuperTech competition.

According to TANY, SuperTech is New York’s premier heavy vehicle technician event, bringing together technicians to test their diagnostic abilities, hands-on problem-solving skills, determination, and resolve. Thirteen techs participated in the competition earlier this month, completing tasks at 11 stations in timed scenarios focused on different aspects of truck maintenance. Stations included a written exam and skills tests in air brakes, annual inspection procedures, coolant and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), drive belts, electrical, engines, fasteners, precision measuring, preventative maintenance, and tire analysis.

Myers took first place in the written exam, coolant and DEF, and electrical systems on his way to being named the overall winner and grand champion. “We are fortunate to have such skilled technicians at Johnson Equipment and proud to have Ken recognized by a premier organization like TANY,” Leonard’s Express CEO Ken Johnson said in a news release. “Ken Myers and the team at Johnson Equipment keep our drivers safe and our trucks on the road, which is key to our success.

“Congratulations to Ken on this outstanding achievement.”

After placing second last year, Myers was thrilled to return in 2023 to claim the top prize. “It feels amazing to win after coming so close last year,” he said. “The competition gets tougher every year. The technicians at Johnson Equipment are such a skilled group and we push ourselves to get better every day to keep our trucks on the road. I’m proud of the work we put in. It’s exciting to show our skills and be recognized for our hard work.”

Myers now is eligible to compete in the National Technician Skills Competition hosted by the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council. The event takes place Sept. 17-21 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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