Mitchell 1 says its Tractor-Trailer.net service and repair information system once again will play an important role in three upcoming 2008 state technician skills competitions. Representatives from Mitchell 1 will administer the service information skills station – in which each technician must compete – at the Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina state competitions.
Mitchell 1 is counted among the original participants when the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations first organized its National Technician Skills Competition. During the national and state competitions, Tractor-Trailer.net is used to test a diesel technician’s ability to diagnose and choose the proper corrective action to fix a variety of service-related problems on a broad range of vehicles. Using Tractor-Trailer.net also tests a technician’s working knowledge of electronic service manuals that rapidly are becoming the preferred format in many maintenance facilities nationwide.
“Tractor-Trailer.net gives competition organizers the ability to test a technician’s ability to work on all makes and models, while other repair information systems can limit information to a single brand,” says Dave Costantino, director of product and market development for Poway, Calif.-based Mitchell 1.