Phillip Pinter Leads FedEx Freight Sweep in 2022 TMCSuperTech Competition

Phillip Pinter Leads FedEx Freight Sweep in 2022 TMCSuperTech Competitors

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CLEVELAND — In the course of the TMCSuperTech nationwide technician expertise competitors, FedEx Freight’s Phillip Pinter had his title known as typically. On the primary day of competitors, he gained 4 station awards. After the second and remaining day, Pinter’s title was known as once more because the 2022 grand champion.

He beat out greater than 120 technicians who competed for the highest spot throughout American Trucking Associations’ Expertise & Upkeep Council Fall Assembly and Nationwide Technician Expertise Competitors on Sept. 27. TMCSuperTech winners had been introduced through the night’s award ceremony

Pinter’s title is his second, additionally having gained in 2018. He additionally shared the crew champion award with fellow technician Jamie Smith. Pinter’s win capped off a top-five sweep for FedEx Freight within the heavy-duty truck class. FedEx Freight technicians Eric Vos, Doug Nickles and Kelby Bentley took third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Bonnie Greenwood, the 2017 FutureTech winner, claimed second place. She additionally was the primary girl to win the nationwide pupil technician competitors.

FedEx Freight confirmed its dominance with eight stations after the primary day and 7 extra wins within the Mild/Medium Car monitor. Senior technician Philip Barlow had 4 wins and took first place, and Chris Czerwinksi was third whereas successful two station awards. Frito-Lay North America’s Kevin Malczyk positioned second.

An official talks to the rivals at a testing station earlier than they start. The 2022 TMC SuperTech was the primary gathering since 2019. (SanJae Smith/American Trucking Associations)

FedEx, ranked No. 2 on the Transport Subjects Prime 100 listing of the biggest for-hire carriers in North America, additionally took 4 station wins within the Trailer monitor. Cory Westfall claimed first place with three station awards, and Travis Cox was third. Michael Kerfoot Jr. of Cox Automotive positioned second.

A full-strength TMCSuperTech marked the primary gathering since 2019. COVID compelled the TMC Annual Assembly to go digital within the spring of 2020 and restricted the Fall Assembly’s technician expertise competitors to only a written take a look at.

The primary full day of this 12 months’s competitors had technicians shifting by way of numerous stations and testing their information through written exams specializing in preventative upkeep restore.

One of many qualifiers, Pablo Castillo, a Frito-Lay North America diesel technician from Kathleen, Ga., mentioned this 12 months’s competitors was stiff.

You’ve got the skilled techs within the competitors, however you even have the younger ones who’re already up to the mark.

Pablo Castillo, Frito-Lay North America diesel technician

“It’s very aggressive,” mentioned Castillo, who competed in his second 12 months. “You’ve got the skilled techs within the competitors, however you even have the younger ones who’re already up to the mark.”

Castillo, who positioned seventy fifth final 12 months, felt he improved in a few of the stations however was life like when requested if he thought he might win the grand champion prize.

“If I place within the prime 50%, I’ll be glad,” he mentioned. “This competitors is hard. There are areas [in the testing stations] that you simply don’t see on daily basis.”

Within the TMCFutureTech pupil technician competitors, Mario Kjuka from Forsyth Technical Group School in Winston-Salem, N.C., took the highest prize. Ferris State College’s Timothy Rose completed second, and Braedon Pollard of the Des Moines Space Group School Transportation Institute was third.

SuperTech Chairman Randy Patterson famous the significance of the scholar competitors with former winner Greenwood proving to be a formidable contender as knowledgeable. As well as, he talked about on the award ceremony that one-fourth of FutureTech rivals had been girls.

The TMCSuperTech competitors was a part of the TMC Fall Assembly that was held on the Huntington Conference Middle of Cleveland.

TMCSuperTech 2022 winners

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