Penske Truck Leasing Names Winners of 2012-2013 National Technical Challenge

 Penske Truck Leasing Names Winners of 2012-2013 National Technical Challenge

PR Newswire

READING, Pa., Jan. 29, 2013

READING, Pa., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Truck Leasing has announced
the winners of its 2012-2013 National Technical Challenge. The Tech Challenge
is a company event that will be held every other year to test the skillsets of
its truck maintenance technician workforce via hands-on and written

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There were two types of entries: a two-person vehicle systems team and
individual competitors in the preventive maintenance (PM) event.

The vehicle systems competition mainly measured knowledge of electrical and
diagnostics systems. The PM event tested that a truck's operations were
running correctly and that various parts were still functioning properly.

Bob Shaw, 45, and John Crawford, 36, were winners of the vehicle systems
event. Shaw is a Lead Technician who works at the company's Canton, Ohio,
location, while Crawford, a Lead Technician, is employed in Oakwood, Ohio. The
winner of the PM competition was 31-year-old Customer Service Representative1
David Bridgeman who works in Portland, Ore.

The finals took place recently at a Penske facility in Winston-Salem, N.C. An
awards banquet was held at Penske Racing headquarters in Mooresville, N.C.,
where the finalists were honored and received their prizes.

The 15 finalists were a part of a group of over 1,250 Penske associates who
voluntarily took part in competitions dating back to last August. These
associates progressed through district, area and regional events across North

"The competitive spirit of the Tech Challenge is quite a sight to behold,"
stated Bill Jacobelli, Penske Senior Vice President of Maintenance. "Some of
our company's best truck technicians took part in this event, and I commend
these outstanding gentlemen for their noteworthy achievements.

"The Tech Challenge serves as a vital training tool for our technicians," he
said. "As a result, we are able to improve our truck maintenance processes
that ultimately benefit our customers."

Vehicle Systems Competition Regional Winners (team event)
1. Bob Shaw (Canton, Ohio) and John Crawford (Oakwood, Ohio), North Central
Region (National Winners)
2. Mike Edmonds and James Gage (both of West Valley City, Utah), Western
3. David Rosko and Daniel Bialowas (both of Pittsburgh, Pa.), South Central
4. Bruno Dube (Laval, Quebec) and Mario Castagnier (Saint-Laurent, Quebec),
Northeast Region
5. Ricky Schley (Mobile, Ala.) and Tom Coxon (Pensacola, Fla.), Southeast

Preventive Maintenance Competition Regional Winners (solo event)
1. David Bridgeman (Portland, Ore.), Western Region (National Winner)
2. Chris Bringman (Brookpark, Ohio), North Central Region
3.  Brandon Costner (Charlotte, N.C.), Southeast Region
4. Mike Murphy (Framingham, Mass.), Northeast Region
5. Dylan Wyrick (Austin, Texas), South Central Region

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint
venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric
Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske
operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000
locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines
include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and
consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing
management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's
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