Contact: Dave Zelnio, Director of Operations and Communication, Nebraska Trucking Association, 402-219-1174,



For the second year in a row, Diesel Technician Travis McCool of RDO Truck Center in Omaha, took the top spot in the Nebraska Trucking Association 2020 SuperTech competition in July.   McCool earned the top spot in three of the eight SuperTech stations.

As COVID-19 prompted the SuperTech Committee to modify the testing to allow for virtual participation.

The online, ASE-style test was divided into eight stations covering vehicle inspection, shop skills, precision measurement, electrical, drivetrain, anti-lock brakes, air dryers and air conditioning.

SuperTech was developed to advance career education and worker competency in transportation, distribution and logistics. Showcasing the proficiency of commercial vehicle technicians highlights the field as a career that’s important to Nebraska’s growth as a North American distribution hub.

McCool, a 25-year technician, and his wife, Theresa have two daughters, Alexandria and Genevieve.

For additional information, please contact Dave Zelnio, director operations & communication, Nebraska Trucking Association, 402-476-8504 ext. 105 or [email protected].

Grand Champion Winners
Travis McCool, RDO Truck Center Omaha

  • Station Winners
    Vehicle Inspection: Morgan Barnes, Truck Center Companies, Norfolk
  • Shop Skills:  Nicholas Guhde Truck Center Companies, Omaha
  • Precision Measurement:   Treston Ketelsen, RDO Truck Center, Omaha
  • Electrical:   Nicholas Gudhe, Truck Center Companies, Omaha
  • Drivetrain:  Travis McCool, RDO Truck Center, Omaha
  • Anti Lock Brakes:  Douglas Essmann, RDO Truck Center Norfolk
  • Air Dryer:  Travis McCool, RDO Truck Center Omaha
  • Air Conditioning:  Travis McCool, RDO Truck Center Omaha

Thanks to SuperTech Organizers
Lester Breidenstine, Jason Capps, Ian Dunn, Mark Funkey, Kent Grisham, Randy Haines, Mike Hanner, Jay Huhman, Kevin Ingalls, Luke Klingbeil, Bill McKay, Randy Polak, Matt Wagg, Jim Walsh, Jerry Wessel and Dave Zelnio

Thanks to SuperTech Sponsors

Bosselman Boss Shop, Nebraska Truck Center, Werner Maintenance, Truck Center Companies, Interstate Power Systems, RDO Truck Centers, Southeast Community Center – Milford, Inland Truck Parts & Service