On April 4, 2024, the Technician Skills Competition brought together the best and brightest in the transportation industry. This annual event, hosted by the Tennessee Trucking Association, tests the skills of member companies’ technicians. 

This year’s competition highlighted the diverse skills and knowledge within our industry. From written exams to hands-on challenges, participants demonstrated their mastery across a range of categories. 

This year’s overall winners were:

3rd Place Overall – Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
2nd Place Overall – Andrew Grimm, Clarke Power Services
1st Place Overall & Grand Champion – Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express

In addition to the top overall winners, individual category champions include: 

  • Written Exam: Christian Mendl, Love’s Travel Stops
  • Service Information: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Electrical: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Preventative Maintenance Inspection: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Transmission: John Victory, Rush Truck Center
  • Suspension: Shane Redknap, Ozark Motor Lines
  • Brakes: Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
  • Engines: Brad Calfee, Walmart Transportation
  • Fasteners: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Wheel End: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Precision Measuring: Julio Mateo, McKee Foods Transportation
  • ABS: Jeramiah Carter, Averitt Express
  • Basic DMM: Jessie Miller, Western Express

Thank you to all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters who contributed to this year’s success. Congratulations to all the winners, and here’s to another year of keeping Tennessee safely on the move!

View all competition photos here.


Thank you 2024 Sponsors! 

Vertical Alliance Group, Crow’s Truck Service, Inc., Cummins-Meritor, Imperial Supplies, LLC, Parman Energy, Clarke Power Services, Josh International, TAG Truck Center, McKee Foods Transportation, Penske Truck Leasing, Phillips Industries, Rush Truck Center Nashville, Christenson Transportation. 

Thank you 2024 Sponsors