Monday, June 15, 2009

Arkansas Truck Operators Put Skills to Test

Vehicular obstacles challenged about 100 truck drivers as part of the driving portion of the Arkansas Trucking Championship, a three-day contest that ended Saturday.

The organized competition for drivers held annually in Northwest Arkansas challenged technicians to fix engine problems and drivers to demonstrate their proficiency in avoiding obstacles.

Truckers began lining up for the driving competition around 8 a.m.

John Mullins of Benton, an ABF Freight Systems driver, placed as Arkansas Grand Championship driver for 2009. Loren Hatfield, who also works for Fort Smith-based ABF, finished second overall. Full Story........

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