From left are Rick Gorman, PACCAR Parts general manager; third-place Mike Hoppe, Kenworth of St. Louis; winner Rickey Moss, Kenworth of Indianapolis; runner-up Stuart Hammersley, Kenworth Kitchener; Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager; and Brett Weston, Kenworth dealer training manager.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Kenworth dealer service technicians in the US and Canada recently participated in the 2007 National PACCAR Medium Duty Engine Skills Competition, and Canada had strong representation featuring four of the finalists.
The top six Kenworth service technician qualifiers advanced to the finals, which were held in conjunction with the Kenworth Customer Support Meeting in St. Louis, Mo.
The final competition focused on skills-based demonstrations of troubleshooting, diagnostic, service and repair proficiency on both the PACCAR PX-6 and PX-8 engines. Competitors were judged on time, accuracy, efficiency, and thoroughness in diagnosing and repairing engine issues.
In the runner-up spot was Stuart Hammersley of Kenworth Kitchener in Kitchener, Ont.; while fellow Canadians Eric Dagenais and Eric Genesse, both of Kenworth Montreal, and Rick Lowres of Inland Kenworth in Prince George, B.C., also participated in the event.
Kenworth service technicians offer exceptional service at Kenworth dealers throughout the United States and Canada, said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. The PACCAR PX-6 and PX-8 Medium Duty Engine Skills Competition gave Kenworth technicians the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of these new engines, which will enable them to provide the Worlds Best service that customers expect from their Kenworth dealership.
Rickey Moss of Kenworth of Indianapolis captured the first-place prize.
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