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Penske Truck Leasing selects Surpass to take prestigious Tech Showdown competition to the next level

By 4 December 2020March 27th, 2024Archive

The annual program recognizes the most talented technicians across the U.S. and Canada

Exton, PA, USA – 4th December 2020BTL Surpass Inc. is pleased to announce that Penske Truck Leasing has chosen Surpass as the solution for the creation, delivery and scoring of their prestigious annual truck maintenance Tech Showdown competition.

Surpass is trusted around the world by educational institutions, governments and awarding bodies, as well as some of the world’s highest profile professional certification and licensure organizations across many different sectors, including healthcare, finance and IT.

Organizations choose Surpass for its advanced item banking, intuitive test assembly and administration capabilities and secure test driver. More than 30 million assessments have been delivered using Surpass to date.

The Penske Truck Leasing Tech Showdown competition is delivered each year to thousands of Penske employees, testing the company’s top technicians and giving them a platform to compete. The 2021 Tech Showdown will begin next March and the finals are expected to take place next June.

With constantly evolving vehicle technology, technicians must demonstrate all-around skills in efficiently diagnosing and completing vehicle repairs. The program is made up of both written and practical assessments at a district, area, and national level, with one technician being crowned the company’s top technician.

The Tech Showdown event runs across the United States and Canada, with the resilience of the Surpass test driver, and the ability to download tests in advance for areas without a stable internet connection, made Surpass stand out from other potential suppliers.

Penske will utilize the full end-to-end functionality in Surpass, from question authoring and test creation with the ability to include in-test resources for test takers, through to instant scoring and results. In addition, Surpass provides visual cutting-edge question design options, providing a better experience and learning apparatus for the company’s technicians.

Mike Hasinec, vice president of maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing commented:

“We’re excited to be working with BTL to take our Tech Showdown competition to another level. When we identified the need to enhance the written portion of our testing we started our search for a software provider that could provide us everything on our wish list. As we did our comparisons with several providers, BTL rose to the top. Now that we have started working with them and have seen what they can do, we’re convinced they will be able to provide us even more than we asked for.” 

Andy McAnulla, President of BTL Surpass Inc. added:

“We’re delighted to welcome Penske to the Surpass Community. The Tech Showdown program is clearly very prestigious and shows how much the organization value the expertise of their passionate employees. It’s fantastic that Surpass has been chosen as the solution to administer and deliver this test and maintain the strong reputation of the testing program.

Get an overview of the Penske Tech Showdown in this short video:

Penske Truck Leasing is a Penske Transportation Solutions company headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske Truck Leasing operates more than 330,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,100 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

BTL Surpass Inc., is a global provider of assessment services and technology. The assessment platform, Surpass, is a turnkey solution powering the development and delivery of tests for credentialing and licensure organizations, K-12 institutions, HE, state government agencies and national testing programs across the world. Securely delivering over 25 million tests in test centers or through secure online proctoring, the Surpass item bank and test driver is one of the most trusted and advanced technologies available in the market. Organizations join the unique and ever growing #SurpassCommunity to collaboratively share expertise and knowledge. With BTL Surpass as your test development, technology and proctoring partner, you’ll have the confidence and control you need over your assessment program.

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