Yes. This is completely real. There’s something called the National Truck Driving Championships – and Memphis’ own FedEx came out on top in a number of events at this year’s competition, held from August 20-24 in Salt Lake City.
Twelve drivers representing FedEx placed in the top three in their respective divisions – including three event champions.
Hosted by American Trucking Associations (ATA), this annual contest allows competitors to duke it out using a variety of trucks. Winners get bragging rights and some impressive trophies.
But this isn’t a high-speed race. It’s actually known instead as the “Super Bowl of Safety.”
According to ATA:
The Championships are a great incentive for professional truck drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition. Many of the competitors have millions of accident-free driving miles to their credit.
During the TDC and NTDC competition, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests. The drivers undergo a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and finally, the most visible – the skills test.
These folks turn truck driving into an art. And their knowledge of the craft saves lives every day. Amazing stuff.
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