PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has taken its
technician skills competition digital, to allow the event to continue despite
the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 1,000 Freightliner, Western Star and Detroit technicians
across the U.S. and Canada took the written exam in early June. The top 28
vehicle and engine techs will compete in a virtual hands-on competition Aug.
11-12, rather than traveling to DTNA headquarters in Portland, Ore., to
Technicians will instead compete at their home dealerships, and a
virtual ceremony will be held Aug. 13 to recognize the winners.
“The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have made us more aware than
ever of the importance and indispensability of our technicians and service
network,” said Admir Kreso, general manager for dealer service with DTNA. “As
our vehicles become increasingly complex, it is critical that we support the
development and innovation of our technicians so that they can be on the
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