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FedEx Freight's McLean Repeats as TMCSuperTech Grand Champion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sean McNally

September 24, 2014

703-371-4053

 

FedEx Freight’s McLean Repeats as TMCSuperTech Grand Champion

 

Orlando – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced that FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean has won the TMCSuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year.

 

“Since it was founded a decade ago, TMCSuperTech has shone a spotlight on the skills and professionalism of technicians like Mark and I congratulate him and all the competitors at this year’s event,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.

 

McLean, from Montgomery, N.Y., helped FedEx sweep the top three spots in the event, with Eric Vos, Boise, Idaho, finishing second and Charles Kerr, Schertz, Texas, finishing third.

 

On his way to being named Grand Champion, McLean won three of 15 skill stations: drivetrain, service information and wheel end.

 

“Mark exemplifies everything that the TMCSuperTech competition and TMC were founded to highlight: professionalism, deep technical knowledge and practical application of skills,” said Carl Kirk, ATA vice president of maintenance, information technology & logistics.

 

McLean lead the FedEx Freight team, along with Matthew Nolan, Windsor Locks, Conn., to victory in the team competition.

 

In addition to the main TMCSuperTech, TMC sponsored a first-time student technician skills competition. Lueck Gunnar, a student at WyoTech, won the competition and three of eight station events. Mid-Florida Tech student Robert Gonzalez finished second and Advanced Technology Institute’s Kenneth McDonald finished 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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2014 TMCSuperTech Station Winners

 

ASE Written Test

Jeffrey Nesheim, Ryder System

Carol Stream, Ill.

 

Starting & Charging

Jeffrey Nesheim, Ryder System

Carol Stream, Ill.

 

HVAC

Eric Rusk, McKee Foods Transportation LLC

Gentry, Ark.

 

Brakes

Darrell Duggan, Walmart Transportation LLC

Grantsville, Utah

 

Steering & Suspension

Frederick Morra, Ryder System

Hanford, Calif.

 

Fifth Wheel

Robert Bruen, Swift Transportation Co.

Jonestown, Pa.

 

Tire & Wheel

Joseph Calaway, Walmart Transportation LLC

Reading, Mich.

 

PMI

Andrew Dilmuth, FedEx Freight

Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Drivetrain

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

 

Engine Electronics

Jeff Schlecht, Omaha Truck Center

Omaha, Neb.

 

Service Information

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

 

Electrical 2

Darrell Duggan, Walmart Transportation LLC

Grantsville, Utah

 

Engine Hardware

Christopher Tate, Mohawk Truck

West Seneca, N.Y.

 

Wheel End 2

Mark McLean Jr., FedEx  Freight

Montgomery, N.Y.

 

Liftgates

Eric Vos, FedEx Freight

Boise, Idaho

 

2014 TMCSuperTech Student Station Winners

 

Fasteners

Jacob Devault, Mid-Florida Tech

 

RP Manual

Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

 

PMI

Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

 

ASE Written Test

Danny Gonzalez, Mid-Florida Tech

 

Wiring Diagram

Kenneth McDonald, Advanced Technology Institute

 

Electrical

Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech

 

Service Information

Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech

 

Trailer Lighting

Lueck Gunnar, WyoTech