ABF Freight To Send 11 Drivers to National Truck Driving Championships

by Jake Tully - Published: 8/07/2017

As the National Truck Driving Championships near and drivers across the industry are prepared to display their professional skills inside their rigs, ABF Freight announced earlier today that it will be sending 11 professional drivers to the event.

The Fort Smith, Arkansas-based less-than-truckload carrier reports that it will send its 11 professional drivers to the National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Florida, with company truckers who have reportedly won first place in their class in state-level competitions.

ABF Freight reports that in addition to winning first place in state competitions, drivers must also display an driving record that is accident free for the preceding 12 months.

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“At ABF Freight we have an excellent reputation for safety and security and these 11 drivers truly exemplify that,” reports ABF Freight president Tim Thorne. “I’m proud of their professionalism, their devotion to safety and the way they represent ABF Freight and the trucking industry.”

Among those representing ABF Freight are drivers from Nebraska, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, West Virginia, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona and Mississippi, who will reportedly be operating various truck combinations in the championships.

According to ABF Freight, drivers in the competition will complete a written examination testing their practical knowledge of rules, statistics, facts and safety-related protocol in addition to completing a difficult level driving course.

The National Truck Driving Championships are hosted by the American Trucking Associations, an annual event dating back to 1937.

ATA President and CEO reported in a press release issued by ABF Freight that the National Truck Driving Championships stand as an important industry gathering throughout the year.

“The trucking industry comes together every spring and summer for a series of state truck driving championships culminating in the National Truck Driving Championships,” said Spear. “ATA thanks all of the drivers and companies who made the commitment to participate in the competitions and we recognize your dedication to safety.”

The National Truck Driving Championships are reported to be held August 9 – 12 In Orlando, Florida.