On what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday despite a dicey weather forecast earlier in the week, the 2023 Truck Driving Championship was held in Birmingham. Thirty-nine 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 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!
McPherson Oil Products
Indigo Industrial Fluids
Nextran Truck Centers
Southern Tire Mart
Southland Transportation Group
Tractor and Equipment Company
2023 Driving Championship Winners
Truckworx Champion Award- William Barrett Ready Mix USA
Nextran Runner Up Award-Brian Holcombe Wayne Davis Concrete
Birmingham Freightliner 3rd Place Award- Willie Benson Ready Mix USA
Southland Transportation Group 4th Place Award- Derrick Kenner Ready Mix USA
Southern Tire Mart 5th Place Award- Ashley Gassaway Ready Mix USA
Indigo Fluid Railroad Stop Contest -Andrew Clenney Bama Concrete
Indigo Fluid Parallel Park Contest- Josh Sander Wayne Davis Concrete
Beck Industrial Read Stop Challenge -Anthony Clay Heidelberg Materials
Beck Industrial Written Score Challenge -Don Caruso Kirkpatrick Concrete
Truckworx Team Competition- Ready Mix USA
Indigo Plant Lunch Winner- Ready Mix USA Demopolis
Spouse Driving Challenge -Teri Seabolt Wayne Davis Concrete
Thompson Tractor Loader Competition- Jason Daniel Wayne Davis Concrete