LISLE, IL – Four Canadian technicians were finalists in the 11th Annual Navistar Technician Rodeo last week.
The competition challenges technicians from the company’s dealer networks who go head-to-head in a series of stations designed to simulate service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical, and Navistar and Cummins engines.
The technicians were scored on how quickly and effectively they navigated their way through the stations, diagnosing and fixing the simulated problems.
The Canadian technicians from British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta were selected to be some of the 16 finalists from an overall group of the top 1,400 technicians. The group was narrowed through online testing, with the highest-scoring technicians in each region of the United States and Canada invited to compete in the rodeo.
All of the participants are certified through Navistar’s official certification program for its service technicians, and all are either automotive service excellence, or Canadian provincial certified, as well.
John Pfennig, director of global development with Navistar, says the company is honored to recognize the professionals who perform the important work of repairing vehicles.
The top two competitors were Nathan Reed from Arizona, who took home the Top Service Technician Award for truck, and Ben Bird, from West Virginia, who earned the same recognition in the bus category.
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