Freightliner Announces Technician of the Year
New Zealand’s Cameron Nicol has been announced as the Freightliner Australia Pacific Technician of the Year.
In the road transport industry a lot of focus is put on the drivers, leaving the support crews out of the spotlight, but as Freightliner Australia-Pacific director Stephen Downes says, “Quality technicians are a crucial part…so it is appropriate we celebrate the best of the best with awards like this”
The final stage of the competition was held recently at the Daimler Truck and Bus Training Academy in Melbourne.
Nicol, who is from Trucks and Trailers in Auckland, edged out Brodie Martin, from Daimler Trucks Adelaide, and Adrian Hays (also from Trucks and Trailers) in the close-fought competition.
The victor has been well rewarded by his employer. For his efforts he has received an all-expenses-paid trip to North America, visiting Freightliner’s Cleveland truck manufacturing plant, its test engineering centre in Portland Oregon and the Detroit engine manufacturing plant. He will also attend the United States Grand Prix in Austin Texas.
In a statement, Downes stressed the importance of applauding the technicians who support the brand seven days a week, 365 days a year.