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FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos Named TMCSuperTech 2015 Grand Champion

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 Contact: Sean McNally

September 23, 2015

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FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos Named TMCSuperTech 2015 Grand Champion
Daniel Hanna Wins Velociti TMCFutureTech Student Competition

 

Orlando – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos as TMCSuperTech 2015 National Technicians Skills Competition Grand Champion.

 

“For eleven years, TMCSuperTech has highlighted the skills and professionalism displayed in our industry by technicians like Eric and I congratulate him and all the competitors at this year’s event,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Our industry needs more than 140,000 new technicians and diesel engine specialists by 2022 and this event is a great chance to shine a light on these opportunities in our industry.”

 

Vos, from Boise, Idaho, joined Drew Dilmuth, from Jacksonville, Fla., to win the team competition.

 

FedEx also boasted second place finisher Brian Blevins, Harrison, Ark., and third place finisher Josh Nordick, Roseville, Minn., to help FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots on their way to a win in the team competition.

 

“Eric demonstrated tremendous skill and deep technical knowledge in winning this year’s TMCSuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition Grand Champion,” said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics. “Congratulations to him, to FedEx and to all the competitors at this year’s event.”

 

In addition to TMCSuperTech, TMC also named Daniel Hanna, a student at Forsyth Technical Community College, winner of the Velociti TMCFutureTech National Student Technicians Skills Compeititon. Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College, finished second and Karl Kerutis, WyoTech Blairsville placed third.

 

The full list of all the station winners in both TMCSuperTech and the student competition is below.

 

Photos from the event are available from the ATA Office of Public Affairs.

 

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward

 

TMC is America's premier technical society for truck equipment technology and maintenance professionals. TMC features a diverse membership of equipment managers, service-dealers, owner-operators, industry suppliers and manufacturers, educators, academia and others that support the trucking industry. TMC member fleets represent the broad range of industry vocations, including truckload, less-than-truckload, municipal, private, on/off-highway, construction and other operations. Find out more about TMC online at http://tmc.trucking.org.

 

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2015 TMCSuperTech Station Winners

 

ASE Written Test
Harold Wineinger, Walmart Transportation LLC

 

Lighting
Jesse Elmore, USA Truck Inc.

 

Fasteners
Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight

 

RP Manual
Chris Barnett, Ryder System Inc.

 

Electrical Diagrams
Terry Podralski, W.W. Williams Corp.

 

CSA Compliance
TK Kilchenstein, Fleetpro Inc.

 

Electrical #1
Terry Podralski, W.W. Williams Corp.

 

Safety and Environmental
Rudy Laguna, H-E-B Grocery Co.

 

Wheel End #1
Jasen Weers, Walmart Transportation LLC

 

Torque
Dave Thrower, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

 

Precision Measuring
Chris Barnett, Ryder System Inc.

 

Coolant/DEF
Steven Fraser, PetroCNG

 

Safety
Derick Hebert, Ryder System - Supply Chain Solutions

 

PMI
Doug Nickles, FedEx Freight

 

HVAC
Jeremiah Larrabee, Stoops Freightliner

 

Drivetrain
Drew Dilmuth, FedEx Freight

 

Starting and Charging
Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight

 

Service Information
Stephen Radford, Ryder System Inc.

 

Brakes
Robert Anderson, TravelCenters of America

 

Vehicle Control Systems
Larry Coatney, FedEx Freight

 

Wheel End #2
Brian Blevins, FedEx Freight

 

Fifth Wheel
Steve Willis, FedEx Freight

 

Electrical #2
Steve Willis, FedEx Freight

 

Tire and Wheel
Russ Whitaker, TravelCenters of America

 

Steering and Suspension
Bob Hatch, Hartt Transportation

 

Engine (Electronics)
Darek Mowinski, Ryder System Inc.

 

Engine (Hardware)
Kenneth Bilyea, Ryder System Inc.

 

2015 TMCFutureTech Student Station Winners

 

ASE Written Test
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College

 

Wheel End
Cody Styers, Forsyth Technical Community College

 

Trailer Lighting
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College

 

Electrical Diagrams
Karl Kerutis, WyoTech Blairsville

PMI
Blake Woodard, Oconee Fall Line Technical College

 

Drive Belts
Karl Kerutis, WyoTech Blairsville

 

Service Information
Cody Styers, Forsyth Technical Community College

 

RP Manual
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College

 

Coolants & DEF
Daniel Hanna  Forsyth Technical Community College

 

Electrical/Electronics
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College

 

Lighting Systems
Shane Hatton, Advanced Technologies

 

Fasteners
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College

 

Torque
Jonathan Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College