Lang Named HDA Truck Pride 2018 Top Tech Winner


9/27/2018 2018 Top Tech Winner

September 24, 2018, St Louis – After participating in HDA Truck Pride’s inaugural Top Tech Competition, Evan Lang from E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration in Edgar, WI has been named the 2018 Top Tech winner. Evan finished 44th overall at the 2018 TMC SuperTech Competition held this month in Orlando, FL.

TMC SuperTech is a two-day competition featuring a written exam and 16 hands-on stations: Brakes, CSA Compliance, Cybersecurity, Drivetrain, Electrical Meters, Engine (Electronics), Fifth Wheel, HVAC, Liftgates, Service Information, Starting & Charging, Steering & Suspension, Tire & Wheel, Tractor PMI, Vehicle Control Systems and Wheel End.

“The focus for this competition was our independent technicians, the opportunity for them to showcase their knowledge and hands-on skills for the first time on a national level. It created a recognition opportunity for our entire Truck Service Experts program and we’re incredibly proud of Evan’s success” said Nikki Paschall, Marketing Programs Manager for HDA Truck Pride. “With the support of our Supplier Partners, Evan has won a prize package valued at over $10,000 with prizes from ATRO, BBB Wilson, Bosch OTC, DAS, DG Technologies, East Penn, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, FPPF, Gates, Haldex, ISN Tool Web, MEI, Milton, New Pig, Penray, Permatex, and Shinn Fu. Thank you to our Suppliers for your strong support of this competition from day one.”

Lang was joined at TMC SuperTech by our second finalist, Brian Judy from RT&T Repair. Brian completed the written exam and hands-on competition, placing 61st overall. The two also competed in a team event and finished 8th. E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration is a Truck Service Expert of Zientara Fleet Equipment, while RT&T Repair is sponsored by Midwest Wheel. Our Truck Service Experts are independent service facilities with a focus on customer service, technology and training. All 400 locations are sponsored by a HDA Truck Pride Member. The program gives a locally owned repair shop national exposure with their HDA Truck Pride affiliation.

We’re proud to have Evan and Brian represent HDA Truck Pride and our Truck Service Expert network.


Brian Judy (left) and Evan Lang (right)

About HDA Truck Pride:
HDA Truck Pride is North America's largest independent provider of parts and services to the commercial vehicle aftermarket. With over 750 distribution locations and over 400 service facilities, HDA Truck Pride boasts the largest footprint in the industry. The marketing group is focused on value-added services, not just delivering parts, but solving problems and driving technical expertise. The organization offers training, product support and marketing programs all focused on growing the business of its members, fleet customers and service experts.

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