American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council crowned Christopher Tate of Mohawk Truck grand champion of its national truck technician skills competition, TMCSuperTech, at TMC’s 2021 Fall Meeting in Cleveland.
This was Tate’s second grand championship, having won the top spot last at TMC in 2009. He has competed in all 16 TMCSuperTech competitions since the competitions conception.
“This competition showcases the most skilled and knowledgeable truck technicians the industry has to offer, and this award is a testament to Chris’ professional talent and a distinguished milestone in his career as he wins his second Grand Championship title,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell.
Congratulations to Chris Tate, 2021 TMCSuperTech Grand Champion. This is his second win and 16th year competing. I was moved by his passion and pride, and the support from TMC attendees. Standing ovation 👏 Next year, he’ll be judging. #TMCFall21 pic.twitter.com/S9m6IJ8O2h— Vesna Brajkovic (@VesnaBrajk) September 15, 2021
This year’s competition consisted of a one-day, one-track competition featuring a written test and 11 skills stations, organized in a table-top format.
Thirty-four professional technicians participated in this year’s event.
Joseph Anderson Jr. of Travel Centers of America placed second in competition, and Michael Kerfoot of Travel Centers of America, placed third. The team award also went to Anderson and Kerfoot.
Prizes were awarded to all winners during TMC’s awards luncheon ceremony at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland.