Jan. 29, 2013
Penske Truck Leasing
has announced the winners of its 2012-2013 National Technical Challenge. The Tech Challenge is a company event that will be held every other year to test the skillsets of its
technician workforce via hands-on and written assessments.
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There were two types of entries: a two-person vehicle systems team and individual competitors in the preventive maintenance (PM) event.
The vehicle systems competition mainly measured knowledge of electrical and diagnostics systems. The PM event tested that a truck's operations were running correctly and that various parts were still functioning properly.
, 45, and
, 36, were winners of the vehicle systems event. Shaw is a Lead Technician who works at the company's
, location, while Crawford, a Lead Technician, is employed in
. The winner of the PM competition was 31-year-old Customer Service Representative 1
who works in
The finals took place recently at a Penske facility in
An awards banquet was held at Penske Racing headquarters in
, where the finalists were honored and received their prizes.
The 15 finalists were a part of a group of over 1,250 Penske associates who voluntarily took part in competitions dating back to last August. These associates progressed through district, area and regional events across
"The competitive spirit of the Tech Challenge is quite a sight to behold," stated
, Penske Senior Vice President of Maintenance. "Some of our company's best truck technicians took part in this event, and I commend these outstanding gentlemen for their noteworthy achievements.
"The Tech Challenge serves as a vital training tool for our technicians," he said. "As a result, we are able to improve our truck maintenance processes that ultimately benefit our customers."