Utah Techs Crushed It at Nationals
Utah Trucking Association hosted its first state SuperTech Challenge in May of this year. The competition hosted thirty-four competitors, breaking the record for the number of participants in a state’s first year. Each of the tech competitors were tested in thirteen areas of heavy vehicle technician mechanics and were scored according to their knowledge.
Each of the techs did a great job in the competition and went home with some great prizes. However, the professional first place winner, Darrell Duggan from Walmart Transportation and first place student, Clancy Johnson from the Utah Valley University, were sent to compete in TMC’s National SuperTech Competition for Professional Diesel Technicians and TMC’s National FutureTech Competition for Diesel Technician Students held in Raleigh, North Carolina in September.
There were over thirty national testing stations varying from trailer couplers to wheel end, and engine electronics to trailer antilock braking systems. After a wide variety of testing in various areas of the trade and three days, both Utah competitors did very, very well.
Clancy placed third overall out of the students and won first place in the electrical station – arguably one of the hardest stations for both the professionals and students in the competition.
Duggan also won the electrical station in the professional competition and finished 10th overall out of 119 professional participants.
Utah Trucking Association offers huge congratulations to both of our Utah contestants and would like to say thank you for representing our state so well. We will see you both at the 2017 Utah SuperTech competition coming on April 7 & 8!