Ryder names Top Technicians

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MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced the winner of it 2014 Top Technicians Recognition Program today.

The program was made to identify and reward Ryder’s best technicians. Winners are selected annually from the company’s team of nearly 5,000 technicians based out of the US and Canada. There is a competition which consists of 10 hands-on skills tests that include things like vehicle electronics and preventive maintenance.

The winner of the award for 2014 was Frederick Morra. He walked away with the keys to a brand new GMC Sierra Denali pick-up truck and a cash prize.

“Ryder’s technicians are the best in the industry,” said Ryder president of global fleet management solutions Dennis Cooke. “This event gives them a chance to showcase their expertise and be recognized for their outstanding skills and contributions to Ryder’s business.”

The seven finalists of the competition along with Morra and the 2013 winner, Jonathan Timmons will represent Ryder at this year’s TMC SuperTech National Technician Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla. this September.

The team members (and finalists) are as follows:

  • Christopher Barnett (Crittenden, Ky.)
  • David Berdovich (Valparaiso, Ind.)
  • Robert Gonzalez (Plant City, Fla.)
  • Danny Harrison (Sanford, Fla.)
  • Darek Mowinski (Windsor, Ont.)
  • Jeffrey Nesheim (Carol Stream, Ill.)

“Our techs are a point of differentiation for Ryder in the marketplace,” said Ryder chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez. “From their unrivaled highly technical skills, to their superior workmanship and focus on safety, our technicians are fully equipped to deliver some of the best service in the industry. I’d like to congratulate this year’s Top Techs who are role models and true examples of hard work and dedication.”

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