2024 Truck Driving Championship held Saturday, May 4th

It was a beautiful spring day in Birmingham on Saturday, May 4th for the 2024 Truck Driving Championship. Thirty-six 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.

Blue Ladybug Facepainting was there for added entertainment, and the drivers and their families enjoyed breakfast from Chick-Fil-A and a catered lunch from Full Moon Barbecue following the event.

A special “Thank You” to Thompson for hosting once again, and to state troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for helping judge the competition. It was another successful “Rodeo” enjoyed by the drivers, their families, and friends.

We also want to thank all our sponsors and volunteers who helped make the event possible!

Thompson Tractor
Title Sponsor

Contest Sponsors
Beck Industrial
Birmingham Freightliner
Indigo Industrial Fluids
Nextran Truck Centers
Southern Tire Mart
Southland Transportation Group
Tractor and Equipment Company

Annual Sponsors
McPherson Oil Companies
Tractor & Equipment
Perdido Trucking
Thompson Tractor Company

2024 Driving Championship Winners
Truckworx Champion Award- John Seabolt Wayne Davis Concrete
Nextran Runner Up Award-Willie Benson Ready Mix USA
Southland Transportation Group 3rd Place Award- DJ Kelley Wayne Davis Concrete
Southern Tire Mart 4th Place Award- Ashley Gassaway Ready Mix USA
Indigo Fluids 5th Place Award- Josh Sanders Wayne Davis Concrete
6th Place Award- Tony Peoples, Heidelberg Materials
Southern Tire Mart Railroad Stop Contest -Derrick Kenner Ready Mix USA
Indigo Fluids Rear Stop Challenge -James Adams Kirkpatrick Concrete
Beck Industrial Written Score Challenge -Josh Nix Wayne Davis Concrete
Beck Industrial Parallel Park- Rusty Thomas Bama Concrete
Truckworx Team Competition- Wayne Davis Concrete
Ladies’ Driving Challenge -Jasmine Benson; daughter of Willie Benson

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