Published April 11, 2016 | ALConcrete.org

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On Saturday, April 2nd, Thompson Tractor Company hosted ACIA’s  annual Truck Driver Championship, otherwise known as the “Truck Rodeo.”

Although the morning was brisk, the sunny skies made for a beautiful day and the event was enjoyed by more than 200 people, including 42 drivers (a new record), their family members and many volunteers.

Attendees enjoyed Chic Fil A biscuits and a delicious barbecue lunch following the competition.  GameTruck and Balloons & More were on hand to provide entertainment for the children.

With the support of Thompson and the other sponsors, ACIA was able to award several cash prizes to not only the top 3 competitors but 8 other drivers as well.  In addition, Thompson Tractor held a “Front Loader” competition, and the top three winners received tickets to an upcoming race at Talladega Superspeedway.

The association would like to thank this year’s sponsors who helped make the event such a success; Beck Industrial, Gulf Coast Trucking, McNeilus Trucks, Nextran Trucks, Sherman Industries, Thompson Tractor and Truckworx.

Winners are as follows:

1st place – $750 Jeremy Johnson Ready Mix USA
2nd place – $500 Ashley Gassaway Ready Mix USA
3rd Place – $250 Rex Walters Builders Supply
4th place – $175 Edward Martinez Sherman Industries
5th place -$125 Gaylon Lovelace Ready Mix USA
6th place – $100 Ron Ramsey Sherman Industries

Team winner of the Truckworx Team Trophy- Ready Mix USA

Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Jimmy Williams accepts Team Trophy for Ready Mix  USA

Jimmy Williams accepts Team Trophy for Ready Mix USA

Jeremy Johnson with Ready Mix USA accepts 1st Place Trophy.

Jeremy Johnson with Ready Mix USA accepts 1st Place Trophy.

Ashley Gassaway with Ready Mix USA accepts 2nd Place Trophy

Ashley Gassaway with Ready Mix USA accepts 2nd Place Trophy

Rex Walters with Builders Supply accepts 3rd Place Trophy

Rex Walters with Builders Supply accepts 3rd Place Trophy