CablePrice wins at Fuso NZ technical skills competition

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 13, 2021

Luke Heesterman from CablePrice Christchurch has been named the overall winner at the Fuso NZ technical skills competition for 2021.

The Fuso Technical Master Competition is designed to find the best technicians from across the country.

CablePrice put forward three Christchurch based technicians, first competing in the national knockout rounds. All three made it through to the national finals.

Fellow CablePrice technician Tom Trotter came in second place and Alan Robson rounded out third place.

The top five technicians were invited to a two-day practical and written assessment at Fuso NZ’s Auckland training facility on 3 and 4 August, where they underwent five one hour-long assessments – two theory and three practical – covering technical knowledge, customer service, diagnostic process and overall efficiency.

“While not the first time I’ve competed in a competition at this level, this Fuso competition proved to be relatively stressful and challenging,” Heesterman said.

“The contestants were of high calibre combined with the time constraints we had to work too. I feel this experience will serve me as a great learning curb while helping me improve as a technician.”

As the overall winner Heesterman was awarded a new toolbox, laptop and a 4-channel Pico Oscilloscope.