McGavock High School’s Aviation & Transportation Academy has a picnic each year called Spring Wing Fling. This year it took place on May 17, 2019. Local partner organizations and companies participate by providing demonstrations and speaking with students about career opportunities and industry information.  The Academy has roughly 450 students.  Two members of the TTA road team (and the no zone truck and trailer) attended with 10 members of the YPC.  We spent several hours with students!  We are ready for additional opportunities to increase the trucking industry’s exposure with high schoolers.

This year we had 33 competitors enter the Technician Skills Competition. We are very proud to announce the 2019 Station Winners.


Electrical – Cory Lee Phares, Rush Truck Center

Service Information – Steve Kennedy, McKee Foods

Preventive Maintenance – Joseph Burton, Clarke Power Services

Engines – Mathew Biggs, Rush Truck Center

Suspension – Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation

Fifth Wheel – Michael Trent, UPS Freight

Written Test – Joseph Burton, Clarke Power Services

Fasteners – Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation

Driveline – Shane Redknaup, Ozark Motor Lines

Overall Results

1st  – Brad Calfee- Walmart Transportation

2nd  – Dominick Bates, Western Express

3rd  – Michael Trent, UPS Freight


Let us introduce you to the 2019 Technician Skills Competition Grand Champion, from Walmart Transportation,   Brad Calfee presented at the TSC Competition.  Brad was recognized at the Truck Driving Champions Banquet Saturday night, 04/27/19.  Click here to see all the contestant scores. To see all the event pictures click  here.

The 2019 Truck Driving Championships held on April 26-27, 2019 was a huge success.  Participation and support of both companies and families of the 152 competitors this year made the event even more exciting for all involved.  The two day competition was celebrated on Saturday night with a Banquet Dinner where the winners were announced and trophies were presented.  You can check out all the pictures taken during the event here. You can click here for pictures of the winners.  You can see our Winners & Final Standings of the Competition by clicking the previous highlighted links. Thanks to everyone who helped by sponsoring and/or volunteering your time to help with our event.

Click here to see all 2019 Sponsors. Click here to see all the companies that donated equipment for our event.

Special Thanks to FedEx for providing the Course location