Orlando, Florida – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announced that Mark McLean, a FedEx Freight technician from Montgomery, New York, had won his third Grand Champion title at the National Technicians Skills Competitions, most in the 13-year history of the event.
“All of the competitors at TMCSuperTech and TMCFutureTech set a professional standard for our entire industry to strive for, but Mark’s commitment to excellence raises that standard,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “I want to congratulate him, and all of the competitors in Orlando for their hard work these past few days and all year round keeping America’s trucks moving.”
McLean led FedEx Freight to its fifth straight victory in the team competition alongside Doug Nickles. FedEx remains the only fleet to ever win the team competition since its inception five years ago.
Darrell Duggan, Wal-Mart Transportation LLC, won the TMCSuperTech Trailer Technician Competition, besting 20 other competitors.
In another history making win, Bonnie Greenwood, a student from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming, became the first woman to win the TMCFutureTech National Student Technician Competition.
“TMC has been raising awareness about the trucking industry’s need for technicians,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell, “the skills demonstrated by Mark and Darrell and their fellow TMCSuperTech competitors show the talent that already exists in our industry and the proficiency Bonnie and her fellow students displayed that our industry is in good hands in the future. On behalf of the entire TMC membership, I want to congratulate them and all our participants on a tremendous competition.”
To see the full results of this year’s TMC National Technicians Skills Competitions, click here.
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