NOVI, Mich., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks brought out their best service technicians from across the country to compete in their seventh annual National Service Skills Competition held at the Suburban Showplace Convention Center in Novi, Michigan. These Master Elite Technicians, a designation reserved for the highest certified Hino truck technician, competed in varying simulated service-related situations for the chance to be crowned this year's champion.
Hino Trucks' service training programs go beyond standard technical training and are unmatched by any other OEM in the United States. The Service Skills Competition and Master Elite status establish and maintain a high standard of performance for Hino technicians nationwide to continue to deliver the highest quality service available today. After completing one of the industry's most comprehensive training programs, the technician is ready to tackle this ultimate challenge, and after elimination rounds and final day of intense competition, David Taylor from K. Neal International Trucks in Lorton, Virginia came away with the title.
John Musial, Director of Service Operations for Hino Trucks commented, "We have seen tremendous growth in participation at this annual event. Our ASE-Certified Master Elite qualifiers have grown from four during the first event in 2009 to over 70 qualifiers for this year's competition. For 2015, we are on pace to have over 100 Master Elite technicians. We are proud of the achievements of our dealer service team and commend their dedication to becoming the top technicians in the industry."
A second-time competitor and this year's champion, David Taylor has been with K. Neal 13 years. He had this to share, "I am excited to be the winner of this year's competition. The event included the best Hino technicians in the United States and it makes me very proud to compete among such a qualified group. Thank you to all the competitors and to Hino Trucks for hosting such a wonderful event. I am honored to be able to showcase my skills and experience and look forward to defending my title in 2016."
About Hino: Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services Class 4-7 conventional commercial trucks in the United States. Their headquarters are located in Novi, Michigan and boasts a network of over 200 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in customer service and support. Hino Trucks is the premier medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers the lowest total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, industry-leading environmental friendliness, unmatched reliability and maneuverability, and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market. For more information, visit our internet home page at www.hino.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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