Abe Wall participates in last year's Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo.
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 8, 2008) In a head-to-head, hands-on test of their technical skill and speed, eight of the top service technicians in the International® dealer network will compete to determine who is the best of the best at the second annual Navistar Service-Technician Rodeo on May 14.
To test their skills in eight key areas of commercial truck and engine service, International dealer technicians from across North America will gather at Universal Technical Institute in Glendale Heights, Ill., to compete at stations simulating service areas for air conditioning, brakes, drive train, electrical and preventative maintenance, as well as I-6, V-8 and V-6 engines.
“Only an elite group of Diamond-Certified technicians are allowed to participate in this event,” said Vaughn Allen, vice president, product and customer support, Navistar. “This means all participants have Automotive Service Excellence certification for the United States or Canadian Provincial Licensing for Canada and are International certified in all of our categories.”
Out of 342 eligible technicians, 250 took the rodeo online qualifying exam on March 6. Of those, eight were chosen to represent each region of the U.S. and Canada at this year’s rodeo.
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/Newsroom.
Joe Koenig, Navistar, (630) 753-3263
Patrick McAuley, Laughlin Constable, (312) 840-9267