WV trucking professionals to test skills in driving competition - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WV trucking professionals to test skills in driving competition

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.

Professional West Virginia tractor-trailer operators will test their driving skills and knowledge of the trucking industry during the West Virginia Trucking Association's annual Truck Driving Championship, to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 15 at the Charleston Civic Center.

The Truck Driving Championships is designed to promote safety in the trucking industry. Each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving skill and knowledge of the trucking industry through a series of tests. The drivers are given a written examination, pre-trip inspection test and finally the most visible - the field test.

Drivers will compete for a chance to go to the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championship – also known as the "Super Bowl of Safety"– taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 20-24. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, the West Virginia Trucking Association will host a banquet at the Civic Center to present the driving competition and annual safety awards, which include the "Driver of the Year" and the "State Police Safety Award" tributes.