NE SuperTech July 2019 Press Release 

NEBRASKA – First-time Nebraska SuperTech competitor Travis McCool of RDO Truck Center in Omaha took the top spot in the Nebraska Trucking Association SuperTech competition July 18.  The 24-year diesel technician said he’s honored to represent Nebraska.

“The challenges were pretty tough,” McCool said. “So, I was surprised to win. It’s great.”  McCool, a 24-year technician, and his wife, Theresa have two daughters, Alexandria and Genevieve.

More than 80 SuperTech competitors registered to take the qualifying online, ASE-style test. The top 16 from the online test advanced to the hands-on skill stations final round hosted by Central Community College in Hastings July 18.  Most hands-on challenges change every year. After the competition, judges gather competitors to complement skills and provide feedback on areas for improvement.

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A statewide competition among professional heavy duty diesel technicians from fleets, dealer shops and independent shops.

This competition has two events.The qualifying event is an ASE-style online test, then the top 16 qualifiers (company and shop limitations) advance to the final hands-on competition round.

The winner represents Nebraska at the National SuperTech competition hosted by the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, September 2019.

Interested in learning more? Contact Jerry Wessel, jerry.wessel@nebtrucking.com.

State Level Prizes:

1st: Transportation & lodging paid trip to compete at National SuperTech

2nd: $200 cash

3rd: $150 cash

Station Winners: $100 cash

Student Winner: $500 scholarship or tool voucher

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