The finalists initially outperformed 2,500 competitors and advanced through several increasingly demanding regional qualifier rounds
Miami—Ryder System, Inc. has announced it has awarded Cody Morris of Kentucky with the 2023 Ryder Top Technician title and a $50,000 cash prize. The Ryder Top Technician Skills Competition is designed to identify, showcase, and reward Ryder’s top performing truck maintenance technicians from its locations across the United States and Canada. This year’s competition was held at the Huntington Place convention center in Detroit.
Each of the 10 top tech finalists went head-to-head in a series of hands-on skills tests, rotating every 30 minutes across 10 Ryder trucks at the Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. The stations were developed in partnership with numerous Ryder supplier partners and OEMs, and were designed to reflect current industry challenges, from preventive maintenance to collision avoidance system diagnostics. The finalists initially outperformed 2,500 competitors and advanced through several increasingly demanding regional qualifier rounds of challenging written and hands-on tests.
“I am continually impressed by our technicians and their commitment to ensuring vehicle diagnostics are performed efficiently, and repairs are done right the first time, while staying up to date on the latest innovations and technology in commercial vehicles,” says Ryder Chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez. “Congratulations to Cody Morris for earning this year’s Top Tech honor and heartfelt thank you for his commitment to Ryder and our customers since 2011. Cody’s dedication to excellence is a shining example of why customers trust Ryder to deliver high-quality, reputable service, and vehicle uptime rooted in knowledge and continuous education.”
Ryder Top Tech finalists, Kyle Walton of Pennsylvania, and Warren Smith of Ontario, Canada, placed second and third, respectively. In addition to Cody Morris winning the grand prize, each finalist received a $10,000 cash prize and a week of local activities and events around Detroit.