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NationaLease names winners in Tech Challenge


Tuesday, May 30, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

Nine qualifying technicians earned their spots in the 7th annual NationaLease Tech Challenge held in May. Richard Davis (third from right) of Hogan Truck Leasing Inc., a NationaLease Member, was named Top Tech. (Courtesy: NATIONAL LEASE)
Nine qualifying technicians earned their spots in the 7th annual NationaLease Tech Challenge held in May. Richard Davis (third from right) of Hogan Truck Leasing Inc., a NationaLease Member, was named Top Tech. (Courtesy: NATIONAL LEASE)

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Richard Davis, Lead Technician with Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease member, was named Top Tech at the 7th annual NationaLease Tech Challenge, hosted by Michelin and TCi Tire Centers. The competition began a day before the organization’s annual Maintenance Managers Meeting, which took place May 11-13, at the Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego.

From a field of 231 participants in the initial written exam, nine qualifying technicians earned their spots in the final competition, representing NationaLease’s full service truck leasing companies from the U.S. and Canada, by finishing first in their region on the written exam. At the TCi Tire Centers in Lakeside, California, they competed in the hands-on portion of the event, exhibiting their expertise in stations that included starting and charging, electrical, brakes, wheel ends, HVAC, and engine diagnostics.

Joining the 2017 NationaLease Tech Challenge winner Davis, were first runner-up John Norwood, Aim NationaLease, and second runner-up Bob Mrzyglod, Aim NationaLease. These gentlemen will represent the NationaLease organization at the TMCSuperTech Competition to be held later this year.

The winners were presented with their awards at the NationaLease Maintenance Managers Meeting Awards Dinner on May 12.

The remaining six of the nine Tech Challenge finalists were:

  • Wade Russell, Nova Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Developing Member
  • Billy Thompson, Old Dominion NationaLease
  • Matthew Christopher, Salem NationaLease
  • Ray Evans, Aim NationaLease
  • Darren Huebert, GATR NationaLease, and
  • Josh Walgamott, Schow’s NationaLease.

“We congratulate all of our Tech Challenge participants and winners and will be cheering our team on at the fall TMCSuperTech Competition,” said Joe Puff, vice president of Truck Technology and Maintenance for NationaLease.

Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 155,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at nationalease.com.

 

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