TMCSuperTech is North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. TMCSuperTech contestants come from all segments of the trucking industry, and many are state, regional or corporate champions.
The competition is a two-day event. Day One features the qualifying round, consisting of a three-part written challenge and various hands-on skills challenges. Day subsequent hands-on skills challenge. Following the Day One qualifying round, there is a reception at which TMC announces the names of a predetermined number of contestants who are eligible to compete on Day Two in the Hands-on Skills Challenge. The last day of the event consists of a technician training fair (featuring numerous hands-on job related training classes that qualify for ASE Education Foundation continuing education units), followed by an competition awards banquet.
The competition is open to any actively employed commercial vehicle technician. However, all competitors must be TMC Technician Members. Active members are eligible to enter the competition without fee. Nonmembers will pay an entry fee and will become members for the remainder of the year. Verified champions of state trucking association technician skills competitions may enter without paying a fee. Grand Champions of previous TMC National Technician Skills Competitions are eligible to compete. [Membership forms available at or by calling TMC offices at (703) 838-1763.]
TMCSuperTech registration forms can be found at http://tmcfall.trucking.org. Registrations forms must be postmarked by a specific date set by TMC. Only preregistered contestants are eligible to compete. Contestants are sent a confirmation of their registration and housing accommodations in advance of the event.
TMCFutureTech — Our National Student Technician Competition consists of a set of skill stations for post-secondary technician students, and patterned after TMCSuperTech.
TMC’s TEC Technician Training Fair — Offers a series of training sessions for technicians and supervisors.
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PAST TMCSUPERTECH GRAND CHAMPIONS
2005 Steve Talmadge
2006 Tyson Sontag
2007 Bryan Lewis
2008 Bryan Lewis
2009 Christopher Tate
2010 Jeff Schlecht
2011 Jeff Schlecht
2012 Chris Barnett
2013 Mark McLean, Jr.
2014 Mark McLean, Jr.
2015 Eric Vos
2016 Eric Vos
2017 Mark McLean, Jr.
2018 Philip Pinter
2019 Kelby Bentley
2021 Christopher Tate
2022 Phillip Pinter
2023 Doug Nickles
The need for vibrant leadership is at the core of every organization striving for continuous improvement and excellence. The Technology & Maintenance Council “TMC Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership Program” identifies and cultivates the next generation of TMC leaders and advances the needs of the transportation industry through professional development opportunities. Talented, young fleet professionals who join the program become part of TMC’s foundation for building a better and stronger trucking industry.
Candidates for the program must:
- Be employed by a company who has an employee who is a TMC member
- Be nominated by direct supervisor or company executive
- Have attended four consecutive TMC general meetings prior to admission in the program (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis under certain extenuating circumstances.) [Starting with the Class of 2026]
- Commit to attend four scheduled meetings once in the program
- Complete a capstone group project by the end of the two-year program. [Starting with the Class of 2025]
Graduating Class of 2019
Amanda Schuier, Quality Transport Co; Bryan Stewart, Jones Logistics (Valedictorian); Chuck Kerr, FedEx Freight; David Piliro, Dunbar Armored; Matt Nolan, FedEx Freight; Daniel Mustafa, Travel Centers of America; Brandon Pashby, Ozark Motor Lines; Brandon Fackey, Clarke Power Services Inc. and Mark Kennedy, Swift Transportation.
Graduating Class of 2020
John Walborn, Dossier Systems; Anthony Marshall. UPS; Travis Dintelman, TODCO Inc.; Kevin Sternes, Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co.; Amy Winfield, Suburban Seating & Safety; Gary Mill-er, Mack Trucks; Zack Holderfield, Volvo Trucks North America; Phil Stewart, Airdyne Industries Inc.; Craig Tobin, Lite-Check Fleet Solutions Inc.; Joe Christoffel, Navistar; Craig Biehl, Dorman Products Inc.; and Nick Rivera, ExxonMobil.
Graduating Class of 2021
Kyle Mitchell, Maverick Transportation (Valedictorian); Randy Griffith, Emission & Cooling Solutions; Travis Studstill, Volvo Trucks; Christian Gustafsson, Volvo Trucks; Bobby Knight, Morey; Brett Wilkie, GP Transco; Ashley Schimmel, Transtex LLC; Kirt Weaver, Hadley; Mark Appleman, RevHD, LLC; Leonard J Wheatley, Fleet Pro; and Travis Wynes, CTP, Fleet Advantage.
Graduating Class of 2022
Arica Jackson, UPS (Valedictorian) Christopher M. Gates, Truck-Lite; Mason Queen, Gray Manufacturing; Jacob Hanson, Fedex Ground; Radu Pop, Stertil-Koni USA Inc.; Brett Delp, Dorman Products Inc.; Matthew Farcosky, Fleet Pro; Tony Thompson, Hub Group; Michael Nowoslawski, Alcoa Wheels; Megan Junker, Paccar Parts; Ian Fox, Wabash; Jamil Young, Fontaine Modification; and Ana Salcido, Navistar Inc.
Graduating Class of 2023
Kurt Dunn, PITT OHIO (Valedictorian); Rocco Marrari, EBE Technologies; Hector Flores, Knight-Swift Transportation
TMC Leaders of Tomorrow