Tech team places at nationals
A team from Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center finished second at the 65th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. Students Andrew Chapman and William Eubanks trailed only a team from Wisconsin in a challenge that required them to diagnose and repair vehicles with several purposefully placed “bugs” ranging from digital to mechanical and electrical. When repairs were complete, the teams raced to close the hood, start the vehicle and cross the finish line, where their work was scrutinized by judges. Students were graded on quality repair, workmanship and safety. Their scores were combined with the results of a written examination taken on Tuesday.
Truck driver wins state title
Christopher Miller of United Petroleum Transports has been named the Grand Champion of the 2014 Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships, which took place May 31 and June 1 in Oklahoma City. Miller competed in the Tank class, placing first. Miller has been an employee of United Petroleum Transports for six years. He will represent Oklahoma at the National Truck Driving Championships , in Pittsburgh. This will be his first competition at the national championships. Eighty nine drivers in nine equipment classes competed in the state Truck Driving Championships. The winners of each class will go on to represent Oklahoma at the National Truck Driving Championships on Aug 12-16. Walmart took the first-place team award, with Con-Way second and UPS Freight third. The Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships are organized by the Oklahoma Safety Management Council.
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