Archive for August, 2016

New and Improved Website

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Its with great excitement to unveil our new and improved website. The new website features a powerful new way to navigate through our portfolio of projects, making it easier for everyone to better understand what TIRES is all about. We are really proud of the new website and feel it will create the experience you are looking for when you pay us a visit. Check out the new website here:

 

WWW.KEEPTRUCKINGSAFE.ORG

 

2016 National Truck Driving Championships

trophy2[1]The results are in! On August 13th the American Trucking Association announced the finalists for the 79th annual National Truck Driving Championships.

 

The Championship began with over 430 professional truck drivers from all 50 states and this year we had three Washington state drivers place in the top five. This is really impressive! These drivers undergo a year of no accidents, a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and a skill test. From the looks of it, it doesn’t look easy.

 

The following drivers have proven to be some of the finest truck drivers in the country.

Chris Poynor – XPO 1st Place in the Twins Class.

Robert Dean – XPO 4th place in Flatbed Class

Cedric Pack – Fed Ex Freight – 5th place in 3-axle Class

 

Congratulations on making it to the top five and your commitment to safety. Keep up the good work!

Championship Winners for 2016

DSC_0134By Ace Guerra

Thank you for being so patient. We appreciate everyone that came out to show their support and all the drivers who participated in the event. As seen in the picture above, it’s not an easy test. These drivers have many years of experience and are some of the best in the industry.  Here are the winners of the Truck and Step Van Driving Championship as follows.

 

 

Grand Champion

Class                    Name                      Employer

Twins               Chris Poynor               XPO Logistics

 

 

Event Winners

Event                        Name                        Class               Employer

Written Exam            Michael Mygatt          FLTBED            Boeing

Pre Trip                    Gary Compton           3AXLE              Fed Ex Inc

Course                      Edwin Jeffries            TNKTRK           Safeway

 

 

Final Standings

Class       Place          Name                          Employer

3AXLE        1              Cedric Pack                  Fed Ex Inc

……………..2             Gary Compton              Fed Ex Inc

……………..3             Carl Bohm                    Peninsula

 

4AXLE        1             Darell Shelton               Fed Ex Inc

……………..2             Peter Logar                   Boeing

……………..3             Kyle Steves                   Fed Ex Inc

 

5AXLE        1              Brian Brager                  Reddaway

……………..2              Mike Dickinson             URM

……………..3              Gary Herrygers             Boeing

 

FLTBED       1             Robert Dean                  XPO Logistics

……………..2             Christopher Irons          Carlile Transportation

……………..3             Michael Mygat               Boeing

 

SLEEPER      1             John White                    Fed Ex Inc

……………..2             Roy Garcia                     Peninsula

……………..3             Gary Ackerson               Supervalu

 

STRAIGHT   1            Christoffer Hemming     Fed Ex Inc

……………..2            William Depell                Fed Ex Inc

……rookie. 3            Derrick Brown                SWS

 

TANKER      1            Edwin Jeffries                 Safeway

……………..2            Victor Skoglund             Fed Ex Inc

……………..3            Chris Bates                    Washington CLosure

 

TWINS        1             Chris Poynor                  XPO Logistics

……………..2             Jason Thompson            UPS Freight

……………..3             Josh Jenkin                     Peninsula

 

STEP VAN   1              Daniel Jasper                 Boeing

……………..2              Lindsay Garberg            Fed Ex Ground

……………..3              Tor Walker                    Fed Ex Express