Thankfully, stormy weather moved out and the 2019 Truck Driving Championship was one of the nicest, and warmest, on record. Forty-eight drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company on Saturday, May 4th, to compete in the event, which is held each year to thank these men and women for all the hard work they do for our industry.
Each driver performed various obstacles throughout the course, scoring points for their performance. The challenges included an inspection of the truck, parallel parking, railroad stop, tightest turn, rear stop and a written test.
A special “Thank You” to Thompson for hosting once again! It was another successful “Rodeo” enjoyed by the drivers, their family and friends.
We also want to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped make the event possible!
Nextran Truck Centers
1st Willie Benson- USA
2nd Billy Keith- Sherman
3rd Ashley Gassaway- USA
4th Brian Payne- Kirkpatrick
5th Rex Walters- Kirkpatrick
6th Buddy Batson- Sherman
7th Nick McGehee- Southern Concrete
Highest Score for Individual Event
Railroad stop – Melvin Kennamer- USA
Rear stop – Don Caruso- USA
Parallel park – James Adams- Kirkpatrick
Ready Mix USA