AFTER 4 months of intense competitors, the winners of the 10th annual Hino National Skills Contest have been revealed.
Shane Curtain from Sci-Fleet Hino in Queensland took out the gross sales class, Kara Green from Adtrans Hino in New South Wales was the standout performer within the elements division, and Mohammed Sharuk from Prestige Hino in Victoria gained the service part of the competitors.
The nationwide finals have been held just lately at Hino Australia’s headquartersin Sydney, the place 18 rivals – six in every class – have been required to exhibit their expertise by means of a collection of real-world roleplay situations based mostly across the new Hino 500 Series Standard Cab.
The judging standards includedparts specialistsbeing requested to determine real and non-genuine elements,whereas gross sales consultants have been quizzed on their product information.
Competitors have been assessed in entrance of an viewers of Hino VIPs together with Hino Motors Limited senior basic supervisor Toshiya Shiozawa, Hino Australia chairman and chief government Steve Lotter, president and chief operations officer Takashi (‘Sam’) Suda, and key Hino Australia fleet clients.
Mr Lotter stated having a talented supplier community was important for the continued success of Hino Australia.
“Hino Australia’s National Skills Contest is reflective of our investment in developing and training staff, while challenging them to continually improve and keep up to date with the latest technology, all of which were contributing factors to us winning both the global parts and service awards for the eighth consecutive time earlier this year,” he stated.
Mr Curtain took out the gross sales class from Daniel Attard (City Hino) and Brodie Smith (FRM Hino), whereas Ms Green edged out fellow elements specialists Ryan Macauley (CMI Hino Adelaide) and Michael Greenhill (Prestige Hino).
Mr Sharuk took gold within the service class from Michael Xiao (CMI Hino Melbourne) and Peter May (FRM Hino).
As a reward for his or her stellar performances and exhausting work, all three class winners have acquired an all-expenses-paid journey to Japan.
Coinciding with the National Skills Competition was the second annual Australia versus New Zealand Technical Challenge, which is billed as probably the most complete expertise contests of its sort in the trucking business.
Last yr’s occasion resulted in a tied outcome however this yr it was Kiwi Nathan Douglas from Truckstops Wellington who edged out Martyn Alexander from Newcastle Hino.
The pair went head-to-head in a collection of restore and diagnostic duties over about half an hour.
Mr Lotter congratulated Mr Douglas on his win and thanked him “for demonstrating sowell the skills that Hino technicians bring to the customer experience on both sides ofthe Tasman”.