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
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.
Special Thanks to FedEx for providing the Course location
Members of the YPC who joined the TTA’s 2019 Call on Washington unanimously agreed on the value of attending, meeting with and hearing from legislators. “The days we spent in DC were enlightening and tremendously valuable on many levels. I look forward to attending in the future,” says Michael Shipman of Vertical Alliance.