ROGERS, Ark. — One hundred and fourteen drivers and 51 technicians will compete in both written and hands-on competitions that demonstrate their safety knowledge and skill at the 2022 Arkansas Trucking Championship June 24-25 at the Rogers Convention Center in Rogers.
For the first time since 2019, the best technicians and truck drivers in the state will gather for the statewide competition, hosted by the Arkansas Trucking Association.
Prior to the respective championships, on Thursday, June 23, technicians can attend a Technician Training Fair while Arkansas Highway Police inspectors test their skills in the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Competition. Saturday’s driving skills portion is the biggest event, attracting hundreds of cheering friends, family, colleagues and spectators.
“Truck drivers and technicians are always working to keep trucks safely delivering the things we need like groceries and medicine and the things we want like trampolines and new cars,” Shannon Newton, president of Arkansas Trucking Association, said. “We have all faced struggles over the past two years, but through it all, trucks have continued to roll. These professional men and women deserve to be celebrated not only for their professional achievements, but for their unwavering commitment to deliver for their communities.”
To qualify for the truck driving championship, contestants must be accident free for the past year. Winners from each technician and truck driving competition class and the Arkansas Highway Police will advance to a national competition where their knowledge and skill will be tested against their peers from across the country.
The following companies have made substantial financial contributions in support of the industry’s technicians and drivers: ABF Freight, Arkansas Trucking Academy, CalArk International, Doggett Freightliner of Arkansas, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, J.B. Hunt Transport, Maverick Transportation, MHC, PAM Transport, Rush Truck Centers, Stallion Transportation Group, Tyson Foods, Utility Tri-State Inc., Walmart Transportation LLC and Visit Rogers.
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