Abe Wall of IRL Truck Centre in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, was named the winner of the first ever "International Truck and Engine Technician Rodeo," hosted by International, a Navistar company.

The rodeo, held last week at International's Melrose Park Engine Plant, in Melrose Park, Ill., featured the top eight service technicians from International dealerships across North America in a competition designed to test their skills in eight key areas of servicing a commercial truck.
Competition stations included mock service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical and preventative maintenance. Station areas also were dedicated to I-6, V-8 and V-6 engines.
Technicians involved in the competition are either ASE certified or Canadian-provincial certified in addition to Diamond certified, International's official certification program for its service technicians. Participants were selected from an overall group of the top 400 technicians at International dealerships. Those 400 were narrowed down through online testing, and the highest-scoring technicians in each region of the U.S. and Canada were selected for the rodeo.
The Melrose Park Engine Plant, one of International's three engine plants, is home to production of the Inline 6-cylinder MaxxForce DT, MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 commercial truck engines. For information on these engines, visit www.maxxforce.com.