The Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Technician Skills Competition—TMCSuperTech—is an annual event held with TMC’s Fall Meeting. TMCSuperTech 2021 will take place on Sunday, September 12 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is organized by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC). This year’s competition has been scaled-down to a one-day, one-track modified competition, featuring an opening-round ASE-developed written test and 11 table-top stations.
This is the opportunity to experience TMCSuperTech as a contestant without the rigors of a full two-day competition—great for those who have never competed before!
All technicians are welcome to compete—winners with top scores will be named in the categories of traditional (heavy-duty), trailer, and light/medium vehicle techs, in addition to those earning top score in each individual station. Certified grand champions of state trucking association competitions will be permitted to compete without a few (the most recent winner from 2019, 2020, or 2021 will be recognized).
For 2021, the competition will be limited to no more than 100 technicians and there are no pre-qualifiers.
In addition to the ASE Written Test, Skills Stations for TMCSuperTech 2021 will be:
- Wheel End
- Engines & Aftertreatment
- Fuels & Lubricants
- Coolants & DEF
- Belts & Hoses
- Service Information
There will be no PTDC Technician Training Fair for 2021. However, for the first time, technician competitors will have access to TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition, Task Forces, Technical Sessions, and Study Group Sessions following the conclusion of the competition to see what TMC’s technical groups have to offer and contribute to the development of new industry standards.
Learn about the event and why this is a great year to compete. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 12-1 PM EST.
Some of the topics of discussion will be:
- Preparation leading up to the competition
- How to access TMC's Recommended Practices online
- Station and competition overview
- Onsite registration process
- Unique access to sessions and exhibits after conclusion of competition
- TMC Awards Luncheon
- Open discussion for questions and answers
Note: The competition is open to any actively employed commercial vehicle technicians. However, all competitors must be TMC Technician Members. Active members are eligible to enter the competition without a 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.