By Jena Williams

At the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships, the best and safest drivers who were winners of their state championships face off to see who the best of the best is. This incredible event, sometimes referred to as the “Super Bowl of Safety” where just competing is an honor, Washington truck drivers brought home three awards. Each state sends their winners in each of nine categories, so this year 425 drivers from across the nation were tested on their knowledge of safety, equipment, the industry and driving skills. Then the top five in each category went on to compete in the obstacle course driving test.

Washington winners included Gary Herrygers of the Boeing Co. taking third place in the Five-Axle, Roy Garcia of Peninsula Truck Lines, taking third place in the Sleeper Berth and Victor Skoglund of FedEx Freight, taking third place in the Tank Truck.

Grand Champion went to Don Logan, FedEx, Kansas. Click here to read Mr. Logan’s inspiring story in Transport Topics: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=29948

In addition, the group of nine drivers from Washington earned second place in the state team awards.

TIRES staff would like to congratulate each of you!

Link to the ATA NTDC: http://www.truckline.com/Federation/Councils/slpmc/NTDC/Pages/Default.aspx

This year’s competition was held August 7-11 in Minneapolis, Minn.