Nine Nebraska Professional Drivers Head to National Truck Driving Championships

      Nine Nebraska Professional Drivers Head to National Truck Driving

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LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine Nebraska
professional truck drivers arrived in Salt Lake City this week to compete in
the National Truck Driving Championships at the Salt Palace Convention
Center. These elite drivers earned their way to compete in the "Superbowl of
Safety" after winning their title earlier this summer at the state level.


Over 420 drivers from all 50 states will compete in Salt Lake City for four
days, challenging their driving skills, and knowledge of safety, equipment and
the industry. From 18-wheeler five axle sleepers to tank trucks to twin
trailers—they will drive a course that recreates situations truck drivers face
daily. These maneuvers may include: an alley dock, a rear line stop, a side
park, a scale stop, a right turn, a front line stop, and straight line driving
through a diminishing clearance.

On August 24, one contestant will drive away as the Bendix National Truck
Driving Championships Grand Champion.

"The Truck Driving Championships represent the culmination of the industry's
dedication to safety," said Nebraska Trucking Association President Larry
Johnson. "I congratulate all the contestants and I hope Nebraska cheers for
our drivers this week."

Nebraska participants at National Truck Driving Championships for each
category include:

  oAlan J. Arnold, Werner Enterprises, Inc. - Five-Axle
  oEdward G. Beins, ABF Freight System, Inc. - Straight Truck
  oJim Breeden, Walmart Transportation, LLC - Tank Truck
  oGeorge E. Chaney, FedEx Freight - Flatbed
  oKorey B. Clifton, FedEx Express - Step Van
  oTerry J. Durham, Werner Enterprises, Inc. - Sleeper Berth
  oTimothy J. Dean, Werner Enterprises, Inc. - Three-Axle
  oRoy D. Hendrick, Werner Enterprises, Inc. -  Twins
  oJohn B. Poppen, FedEx Freight East - Four-Axle

ATA's National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving
Championships include top professional truck drivers from around the United
States competing at company, state and regional levels to make it to the
national competition Aug. 21-24 in Salt Lake City. The NTDC annually attracts
over 2,000 cheering friends, family, colleagues and spectators. For more
information, visit the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships website.
Follow NTDC this week on Facebook.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for
the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking
associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice
of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow
ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

SOURCE American Trucking Associations

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