National Connections, Local Ownership
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NationaLease Tech Challenge Winners Rank High Among the Best at 2021 TMC SuperTech Competition

Last month, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) hosted the 2021 TMCSuperTech competition in Cleveland, OH.

The Technology & Maintenance Council’s National Technician Skills Competition TMCSuperTech is an annual event held in conjunction with TMC’s semi-annual meeting.

TMCSuperTech is North America’s premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. TMCSuperTech contestants come from all segments of the trucking industry, and many are state, regional, or corporate champions.

This year’s competition consisted of a one-day, one-track competition featuring a written test and 11 skills stations, organized in a table-top format. Thirty-four professional technicians participated in this year’s event.

Winners of the 2021 NationaLease Tech Challenge competed in the TMCSuperTech competition. The following winners were:

Nate Olson, GATR NationaLease
Brian Peters, Salem NationaLease
John Norwood, Aim NationaLease

2021 NationaLease Tech Challenge Top Tech, Nate Olson, GATR NationaLease, placed 11th overall. The remaining Tech Challenge winners were not far behind with Brian Peters, Salem NationaLease coming in 12th and John Norwood finishing in 14th overall.

John Norwood Aim NationaLease placed 1st in the Engines and Aftertreatment station.

Joe Puff, NationaLease’s Vice President of Truck Technology & Maintenance commented, “As new technologies enter the transportation industry and as it continuously evolves, it’s more important than ever to attract, train, and recognize technicians continuous development.  At NationaLease we are fortunate to have the partnerships and resources to conduct and support technician challenges like the NationaLease Tech Challenge and TMC SuperTech competitions.  I encourage every fleet to develop a continuous development program and recognize the wonderful job this group performs.  I am proud to have some of the industry’s ‘best of the best’ technicians supporting our customers.”



Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 1000 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 184,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at