There is a shortage of diesel technicians in North America, so the technicians we do have should be rewarded. This year’s HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Finalists were recently announced.
HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Qualifications
As in years prior, the competition kicked off with a 60-question written exam. From there, the six highest test scores advance to compete hands-on at the end of June at the Maryland Motor Truck Association’s SuperTech qualifier. The top two scores in Maryland will move on to compete in September at TMC’s SuperTech competition.
Top Tech Finalists
With written test scores of 95% or higher, these six semi-finalists are headed to Maryland in a couple weeks for the hands-on competition.
Luke Noyes, Blaine Brothers, Clearwater, Minnesota
Eric Curler, RT & T Repair, East Dubuque, IL
Brian Judy, RT & T Repair, East Dubuque, IL
Cody Brooks, Brooks Diesel Service, Ada, Oklahoma
Danial Walton, Vander Haag’s, Kansas City, Missouri
Michael Vine, E.L.M. Repair, Edgar, Wisconsin
HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Prize
Two of these top contenders will head to TMCSuperTech in Cleveland, Ohio in September to join the ranks of the industry’s top technicians where they will have the opportunity to compete for prize packages valued over $8,000.
“With over 450 Truck Service Expert independent repair facilities across the US and Canada, HDA Truck Pride continues to offer our premier technicians an opportunity to show they are the best of the best. We are proud of the time, effort and skill our technicians bring to this competition,” says Tina Hubbard, President of HDA Truck Pride. “Watching them in action instills confidence and pride in the future of our independent aftermarket. As our commitment to education and training continues to grow, we are delighted with the HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Competition and the talent it continues to garner.”
The 2022 Top Tech Competition is sponsored by Dayton Parts.
We recently reported on HDA Truck Pride’s new focus on technology.
About HDA Truck Pride
HDA Truck Pride is North America’s largest independent provider of parts and services to the commercial vehicle aftermarket. With over 750 distribution locations and over 400 service facilities, HDA Truck Pride boasts the largest footprint in the industry. The marketing group is focused on value-added services, not just delivering parts, but solving problems and driving technical expertise. The organization offers education, product support and marketing programs all focused on growing the business of its members, fleet customers and service experts. For more information, visit www.hdatruckpride.com.