Missouri Truck Driving Championships Scheduled

Submitter: 

Contact: Tom Crawford
PO Bo x 1247
Jefferson City, MO 65012
Telephone: (573) 634-338

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

For Immediate Release

The Missouri Trucking Association is proud to present 170 plus Professional Truck drivers from around the State of Missouri, in a competition that will crown nine class champions, a vehicle inspection champion, a knowledge written exam winner, as well as a rookie of the year, and an overall Grand Champion driver.

The event will take place June 2nd and 3rd, at the Branson Convention Center. The contestants will compete in competition that will test their skills on an obstacle driving course; test their knowledge in trucking industry, safety, first aid and hazardous materials; and a hands-on test of their ability in the vehicle inspection aspect where the contestant must locate a multitude of hazards that have been planted on a vehicle.

The Championship program is one of the most visible and successful safety initiatives of the trucking industry.

Established by the (ATA) American Trucking Association in 1937 as the National Truck Roadeo; today’s Championship program provides professional truck drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their exceptional driving skill, knowledge and professionalism at the company, state, regional, and national level – all qualities that make them leaders in their profession. This year the Missouri Trucking Association is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this event with the first-ever indoor skills course.

The overriding object of the Championship program is two-fold:
(1) to provide an incentive for professional truck and step van drivers to perfect their craft, and drive accident free, and,
(2) to improve the media’s and general public’s image of truck drivers and the motor carrier industry.

Both days are open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Missouri Trucking Association office at (573) 634-3388.

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