December 14, 2012
Penske Truck Leasing has named its 15 finalists for the 2012-2013 National Technical Challenge, an in-house competition for its truck maintenance technician workforce.
<p>These <a href="https://www.gopenske.com/">Penske</a> employees are bound for the Tech Challenge finals in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan. 16, 2013. There were 1,252 Penske associates competing in this voluntary event.</p><p>The company holds the event every other year. It is designed to provide maintenance techs with skills testing through hands-on and written assessments.</p><p>There are two components: a two-person vehicle systems competition, which measures knowledge of electrical and diagnostics systems, among others; and a solo preventive maintenance event, testing that a truck’s operations are running correctly and that various parts are still functioning properly.</p><p>“I’m looking forward to seeing these talented technicians compete for top honors at the Tech Challenge finals in a few weeks,” stated Bill Jacobelli, Penske senior vice president of maintenance. “This is a competition that Penske takes great pride in hosting.”</p><p>Here are the Tech Challenge regional champions:</p><p><em>VS denotes vehicle systems, a two-person competition. PM denotes preventive maintenance, a one-person event. </em></p><p><strong><span>Northeast Region</span></strong></p><p>VS: Bruno Dube (Laval, Quebec) and Mario Castagnier (Saint-Laurent, Quebec)</p><p>PM: Michael Murphy (Framingham, Mass.)</p><p><strong><span>Southeast Region</span></strong></p><p>VS: Charles Schley (Mobile, Ala.) and Thomas Coxon (Pensacola, Fla.)</p><p>PM: Brandon Costner (Charlotte, N.C.)<strong> </strong></p><p><strong><span>North Central Region</span></strong></p><p>VS: Bob Shaw (Canton, Ohio) and John Crawford (Oakwood, Ohio)</p><p>PM: Chris Bringman (Brookpark, Ohio)<strong> </strong></p><p><strong><span>South Central Region</span></strong></p><p>VS: David Rosko and Daniel Bialowas (both of Pittsburgh)</p><p>PM: Dylan Wyrick (Austin, Texas)</p><p><strong><span>Western Region</span></strong></p><p>VS: Mike Edmonds and James Gage (both of West Valley City, Utah)</p><p>PM: David Bridgeman (Portland, Ore.)</p><p><iframe class="rm-shortcode twitter-embed-279581413542600706" data-rm-shortcode-id="HOVX681571657568" frameborder="0" height="150" id="twitter-embed-279581413542600706" type="lazy-iframe" scrolling="no" data-runner-src="/res/community/twitter_embed/?iframe_id=twitter-embed-279581413542600706&created_ts=1355492378.0&screen_name=PenskeNews&text=Penske+names+finalists+for+its+in-house+maintenance+workforce+national+tech+challenge+event+http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fu7zdZLr8&id=279581413542600706&name=Penske+Truck+Leasing" width="100%"></iframe></p><p align="right"><em>By Alen Beljin </em></p></div>
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