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HDA Truck Pride Announces 2023 Top Tech Semi-Finalists Heading to Maryland

HDA Truck Pride has announced the six semi-finalists of its Top Tech Competition for the fifth year in a row!

Top Tech Semi-Finalists

The competition started with a 50-question written exam, and the six highest scores advanced to the Maryland Motor Truck Association’s SuperTech qualifier, which will take place at the end of June. These six semi-finalists were selected after a close competition that came down to a tiebreaker.

They are Eric Curler and Brian Judy from RT &T Repair in East Dubuque, IL, Joel Maassen, Garrett Olson, and Joel England from Vander Haag’s in Sioux Falls, SD, and Jack Metzger from Vander Haag’s in Kansas City.

Two of the top contenders will go on to the TMCSuperTech competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in September, where they will compete with other industry top technicians in a hands-on competition for prize packages worth over $8,000.

“HDA Truck Pride is committed to increasing awareness and interest in our industry for future generations of our technician workforce,” says Tina Hubbard, President and CEO of HDA Truck Pride. “The HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Competition not only highlights the incredible talent we have within our network but more importantly, it is the pride and passion our technicians demonstrate that reminds of why this is such a great industry to be a part of.”

Top Tech Sponsor

The 2023 Top Tech Competition is sponsored by Dayton Parts Driven by Dorman. All future marketing and media inquiries can be directed to Danielle Orlando at [email protected].

The Heavy Duty Parts Report would like to extend our best wishes to all the semi-finalists of the HDA Truck Pride Top Tech Competition. Making it this far is a remarkable achievement, and we acknowledge the hard work and dedication that you have put in to get here. May you showcase your skills and expertise in the trucking industry and continue to inspire future generations of technicians. Check out our recent coverage of HDA Truck Pride’s leadership updates.

HDA Truck Pride is the largest independent provider of parts and services to the commercial vehicle aftermarket in North America, with over 750 distribution locations and more than 450 service facilities. The organization focuses on delivering value-added services, solving problems, and driving technical expertise through education, product support, and marketing programs to grow the business of its members, fleet customers, and service experts. For more information, visit www.hdatruckpride.com.

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Author: Jamie Irvine

Jamie Irvine is the host of The Heavy-Duty Parts Report and a consultant that works with manufacturers, distributors, and SaaS companies serving the heavy-duty truck parts industry.

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