TravelCenters of America LLC announced that members of its team of 13 ASE Master Technicians and two TA Truck Service student technicians won first and second place overall in the trailer competition category, along with winning a combined 19 tractor and trailer stations at the annual TMC SuperTech and TMC FutureTech competition held in Orlando, Florida. TA Truck Service won the second most stations of all organizations represented at the event.

TMC SuperTech is an elite competition bringing the best truck service and repair technicians from U.S. original equipment manufacturers, trucking companies and repair facilities together to compete nationally. The two-day competition consists of written tests and hands-on work stations.

These wins complement the many titles that TA Truck Service technicians have claimed since first competing in 2005, at the competition’s inception. In addition to excelling at TMC SuperTech, TA Truck Service technicians also compete at the state level throughout the year. This year, 65 technicians from 40 TA Truck Service facilities competed in 14 state competitions, winning 44 stations.

The TA Truck Service record of achievement at TMC SuperTech and state competitions demonstrates commitment to hire the most dedicated people and provide them with comprehensive training in order to provide the highest quality truck service maintenance and repair centers on the highway. On average, 1,600 technicians, managers and repair shop staff receive training at one of two TA Truck Service training facilities located in Lodi, Ohio and Eloy, Arizona each year.

Winners for the TMC SuperTech, including five TA Truck Service professionals and two student technicians were announced on Sept. 18 at the conclusion of the competition.

Tharon Lindekugel (Student), TA Sparks, Nevada

  • RP Manual station champion, FutureTech
  • Trailer Lighting station champion, FutureTech

Grayson Wilkes (Student), TA Nashville, Tennessee

  • RP Manual station champion, FutureTech
  • Trailer Lighting station champion, FutureTech

Joseph Anderson, TA Commerce, Georgia

  • Trailer Lighting station champion , Heavy Duty Truck Track

Michael Gavrielides, TA Madison, Georgia

  • Electric Meters station champion, Heavy Duty Truck Track
  • Tire and Wheel station champion, Heavy Duty Truck Track

Robert Anderson, TA Mobile, Alabama

  • 7 Way Pin/Receptacle station champion, Trailer Track
  • Hydraulics station champion, Trailer Track
  • Trailer Lighting station champion, Trailer Track

Scott Davidson, TA Madison, Wisconsin

  • Trailer SuperTech second overall
  • Trailer Tech Written Test station champion, Trailer Track
  • Trailer ABS station champion, Trailer Track
  • Torque station champion, Trailer Track

Michael Kerfoot (JR), Petro San Antonio, Texas

  • Trailer SuperTech first overall
  • Central Tire Inflation station champion, Trailer Track
  • Electric Corrosion station champion, Trailer Track
  • Electrical Circuits station champion, Trailer Track
  • Roll Up Doors station champion, Trailer Track
  • Trailer Wheel End station champion, Trailer Track
  • Liftgates station champion, Trailer Track
  • Precision Measuring station champion, Trailer Track

“I am proud of our technicians’ accomplishments this year at TMC SuperTech,” said Skip McGary, EVP of Commercial Operations for TravelCenters of America. “Their success at this competition, and at the preceding state competitions is a testament to the hard work and dedication that they demonstrate each day in our repair shops, helping professional drivers get back on the road, quickly and safely.”