FedEx Freight’s Pinter Wins TMCSuperTech Grand Championship
FedEx Freight Sweeps Top Five and Claims Team Championship
Cleveland – Phillip Pinter, a FedEx Freight technician from Romulus, Mich., claimed the title of Grand Champion here at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Councils’ National Technicians Skills Competitions.
“On behalf of ATA and TMC, I want to congratulate Phillip on being named this year’s TMCSuperTech Grand Champion,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “As always, this competition brings out the best in our industry and Philip, and the rest of his FedEx Freight teammates rose to the occasion, providing real examples of the knowledge and skills needed to keep this industry moving.”
This is the second Grand Championship for Pinter, who was joined by FedEx Freight’s Jamie Smith in claiming the team championship as part of a clean sweep of the top five by the Memphis, Tennessee-based carrier. Bonnie Greenwood claimed second place in the competition, while Eric Vos, Doug Nickles and Kelby Bentley rounded out the top five.
Elsewhere in the competition, Mario Kjuka, a student at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, claimed first place in the National Student Technician Competition, TMCFutureTech. Ferris State University’s Timothy Rose finished second while Braedon Pollard of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute finished third.
In addition to the Grand Championship, FedEx technicians also claimed the title in TMCSuperTech’s LMV competition, with Philip Barlow finishing first, Frito-Lay North America’s Kevin Malczyk placing second and FedEx Freight’s Chris Czerwinski placing third.
FedEx Freight’s Cory Westfall won the TMCSuperTech Trailer Track competition, with Michael Kerfoot Jr., of Cox Automotive placing second and Traivs Cox of FedEx Freight placing third.
“After a two-year pause, having a full competition with all of our tracks and hosting 140, technicians was tremendously gratifying,” Braswell said. “Congratulations not just to the winners, but to all the competitors for making it to Nationals and we look forward to seeing them all back here next year.”
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