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FedEx Freight’s Pinter Wins TMCSuperTech Grand Championship

| September 29, 2022

FedEx Freight Sweeps Top Five and Claims Team Championship

Phillip Pinter, a FedEx Freight technician from Romulus, Michigan, claimed the title of Grand Champion here at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Councils’ National Technicians Skills Competitions.

“On behalf of ATA and TMC, I want to congratulate Phillip on being named this year’s TMCSuperTech Grand Champion,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “As always, this competition brings out the best in our industry and Philip, and the rest of his FedEx Freight teammates rose to the occasion, providing real examples of the knowledge and skills needed to keep this industry moving.”

This is the second Grand Championship for Pinter, who was joined by FedEx Freight’s Jamie Smith in claiming the team championship as part of a clean sweep of the top five by the Memphis, Tennessee-based carrier. Bonnie Greenwood claimed second place in the competition, while Eric Vos, Doug Nickles and Kelby Bentley rounded out the top five.

With her second place finish in the competition, Greenwood became the highest placing woman in TMCSuperTech history.

Elsewhere in the competition, Mario Kjuka, a student at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, claimed first place in the National Student Technician Competition, TMCFutureTech. Ferris State University’s Timothy Rose finished second while Braedon Pollard of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute finished third.

In addition to the Grand Championship, FedEx technicians also claimed the title in TMCSuperTech’s LMV competition, with Philip Barlow finishing first, Frito-Lay North America’s Kevin Malczyk placing second and FedEx Freight’s Chris Czerwinski placing third.

FedEx Freight’s Cory Westfall won the TMCSuperTech Trailer Track competition, with Michael Kerfoot Jr., of Cox Automotive placing second and Traivs Cox of FedEx Freight placing third.

“After a two-year pause, having a full competition with all of our tracks and hosting 140, technicians was tremendously gratifying,” Braswell said. “Congratulations not just to the winners, but to all the competitors for making it to Nationals and we look forward to seeing them all back here next year.”

Full List of Station Winners

Heavy Duty Track

BrakesJesseElmoreDoggett Freightliner
Wheel EndPhillipPinterFedEx Freight
Fifth WheelKelbyBentleyFedEx Freight
LiftgatesEricVosFedEx Freight
HVACCharlesGleasonUnited Parcel Service Inc.
Tire & WheelMitchellBuelowFedEx Freight
Tractor PMIDougNicklesFedEx Freight
Starting & ChargingEricVosFedEx Freight
Steering & SuspensionEricVosFedEx Freight


Heavy Duty Track – Day One Stations

ASE Written TestJosephAndersonTravelCenters of America
RP ManualNicholasBryantFedEx Freight
Wiring DiagramsPhillipPinterFedEx Freight
Lubricants & FuelsPhillipPinterFedEx Freight
Coolants & DEFKelbyBentleyFedEx Freight
Hydraulics & DrivebeltsBonnieGreenwoodFedEx Freight
Electrical CircuitsNathanOlsonNationaLease
FastenersPhillipPinterFedEx Freight
Precision MeasuringPhillipPinterFedEx Freight
Service InformationMichaelKrauseClarke Power Services, Inc.
CybersecurityAdamMartinW. W. Williams
Trailer LightingMitchellBuelowFedEx Freight


Trailer Track

Written TestRobertAabyeUnited Parcel Service Inc.
Hydraulics & DrivebeltsSeanBringTyson Foods
Trailer Wheel EndRayTitusTravelCenters of America
Precision MeasuringMichaelKerfoot, Jr.Cox Automotive Mobility
Trailer FastenersTravisCoxFedEx Freight
Trailer PMICoryWestfallFedEx Freight
Trailer AlignmentAdamBurtonGreat Dane
Roll-Up DoorsCoryWestfallFedEx Freight
Trailer LightingMichaelKerfoot, Jr.Cox Automotive Mobility
Trailer LiftgatesMichaelKerfoot, Jr.Cox Automotive Mobility
Central Tire InflationAdamBurtonGreat Dane
Trailer Electrical CorrosionMichaelKerfoot, Jr.Cox Automotive Mobility
Trailer ABSCoryWestfallFedEx Freight


Light and Medium Vehicles Track

Written TestPhilipBarlowFedEx Freight
FastenersKevinMalczykFrito-Lay North America
Wiring DiagramsNicolaiGrecoUnited Parcel Service Inc.
RP ManualsPhilipBarlowFedEx Freight
Coolants & DEFPhilipBarlowFedEx Freight
Precision MeasuringPhilipBarlowFedEx Freight
Electrical CircuitsKevinMalczykFrito-Lay North America
Lubricants & FuelsSergioChairaUnited Parcel Service Inc.
Wheel EndChrisCzerwinskiFedEx Freight
EVAP SystemsPhilipBarlowFedEx Freight
Preventive MaintenanceChrisCzerwinskiFedEx Freight
Trailer LiftgatesKevinMalczykFrito-Lay North America
AftertreatmentNicolaiGrecoUnited Parcel Service Inc.



TMCFutureTech Stations Winners

Written TestZacharyMillerForsyth Technical Community College
FastenersMaxCoonsWyoTech
RP ManualsAveryBaldridgeWyoTech
Wiring DiagramsMarioKjukaForsyth Technical Community College
Preventative MaintenanceMaxCoonsWyoTech
Electrical CircuitsMaxCoonsWyoTech
Lubricants & FuelsZacharyMillerForsyth Technical Community College
Precision MeasuringMatthewLiddellWyoTech
Coolants & DEFTimothyRoseFerris State University
Trailer LightingMarioKjukaForsyth Technical Community College
Trailer Wheel EndHaleyKarlbergWyoTech
AftertreatmentBraedonPollardDMACC Transportation Institute
Hydraulics & DrivebeltsBraedonPollardDMACC Transportation Institute

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