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Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition

The key event of Shell Lubricants' Make the Future California and Eco-marathon Americas 2018 festival was the Eco-marathon mileage challenge. The competition featured 99 high school teams vying to set a new mileage mark while piloting their class-constructed vehicles around the Sonoma Raceway track. Photos: Jim Beach

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Swift Celebrates Tech Excellence With SwiftTech Competition

Swift’s annual SwiftTech competition goes beyond pitting techs against each other in a series of trials. Learn more in the November HDT Fleet Talk.

SwiftTech Technician Competition [Photos]

Swift Transportation held its annual SwiftTech technician competition at the company's headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., testing the troubleshooting skills of its techs on tractors, trailers, and everything in between. Photos: Steven Martinez

On the Spot: U.S. Xpress Max-imum Tech Competition [Video]

U.S. Xpress hosted its second annual technician competition in its Tunnel Hill, Georgia, facility. In this video, HDT's Deborah Lockridge explores how the competition keeps U.S. Xpress's technicians on top of the latest technology to keep the fleet's trucks on the road.

Scenes from TMC's SuperTech 2016 Competition

ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech 2016 competition last week in Raleigh, N.C., saw 140 professionals and 47 students displaying their skills at 55 testing stations. They used equipment furnished by major fleets and manufacturers, and special testing rigs built by volunteers. Photos: Marsh Galloway, TMC

Friendly Competition Helps RRR Drivers Improve MPG

With a bevy of fuel-saving options on its 65 tractors and its 100-plus refrigerated trailers, drivers have a head start at RRR Transportation – but it still takes driver skill and a little friendly competition to hit those double digits.

Video: 2015 TMC SuperTech Skills Competition Day 2

The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition took place over two days and this year included a student competition which let aspiring technicians test their skills alongside some of the most skilled professionals in the field. 

Video: 2015 TMC SuperTech Skills Competition Day 1

The TMC SuperTech Skills Competition kicked off this week with truck technicians on day 1 working on challenges involving every facet of a heavy-duty truck. 

2014 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo

The 9th Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas pitted the company's top heavy and medium duty technicians against each other in trouble shooting challenges and written tests. It was an eventful couple of days with a supplier expo, exhibits from OEMs and celebrity drivers all in attendance. Photos by Steven Martinez.

How To Distinguish Yourself From The Competition

The trucking industry is extremely competitive, and shippers have lots of choices when it comes to getting their products to market. If you are going to capture business, you need to stand out from the crowd.