ARCANUM — Steven Burke, diesel mechanic at Dick Lavy Trucking, recently competed at the Ohio Trucking Association’s Annual SuperTech Competition that took place at The Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky.
Burke had to complete a written exam and a “hands-on” skills challenge over the two-day event. The skills challenge consisted of nine stations where the competitors were faced with various “issues” that they had to work through on a time limit. The stations included PMI, brakes, HVAC, live engine, tire/wheel, engine diagnostic, fasteners, electrical, and fifth wheel.
After all of the points were scored, Burke took home the top prize as the 2016 Ohio SuperTech Champion. He was also a station winner for the Live Engines. Burke will now advance to the American Trucking Associations TMC SuperTech Competition which will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina this fall.
Burke and wife Lindsey reside in Arcanum with their two sons, Cameron and Caleb.