Hino Trucks holds national service skills competition

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Hino Trucks held its inaugural National Service Skills Competition at its training facility in Novi, Mich., bringing together Hino dealer service technicians from across the country that have achieved Master Elite Technician designation. The competition put these technicians head-to-head against each other in varying simulated service-related situations.

The Master Elite Technician designation represents the highest certification a Hino truck technician can attain. To reach this advanced status, technicians must successfully complete fourteen Hino Training Courses and all six Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Medium/Heavy Duty Truck test series certifications. The ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Test Series exams include: Diesel Engines, Drive Trains, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Technicians have 3 possible levels of recognition to achieve: Premier, Platinum and Master Elite.

This year’s Hino Master Elite Technicians included in the competition were:

  • Daniel Burstein, Rush Truck Center, El Paso, Texas
  • John Wiggins, Hino of Wichita, Kan.
  • Michael Willougby, Rush Truck Center, Oklahoma City
  • Greg Zubek, Chicago Mack Sales & Service, Summit, Ill.
  • The winner of the competition was Zubek , who has been with Chicago Mack for more than five years.