After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2022 Truck Driving Championship was once again held in Birmingham on a beautiful Saturday in May. Forty drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company 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.
Gamezone and Blue Ladybug Facepainting were there for added entertainment, and a barbecue lunch from Full Moon BBQ followed the event.
A special “Thank You” to Thompson for hosting once again, and to troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for helping judge the competition. 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 Center
Southern Tire Mart
Southland Transportation Group
2022 Driving Championship Winners
1st place- Don Caruso RMUSA
2nd place- John Lowes RMUSA
3rd place- William Barrett RMUSA
4th place- Justin Carter Bayou Concrete
5th place- Maurice Carr Sherman Industries
Team Winner- Ready Mix USA
Rear Back Stop- Craig Stroud Kirkpatrick Concrete
Railroad Stop- Bobby Pierson Sherman Industries
Parallel Park- Dwight Cosby Shelby Concrete