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W.Va. trucking professionals to test skills at Saturday’s championship


BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – 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 on Saturday, June 17 at the Winjean Trucking Company, located at 183 Airport Road in Buckhannon, WV.

NOTE: Media are encouraged to attend. The best time to photograph the tractor-trailer driving competition will be between 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Truck Driving Championships (TDC) 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 Orlando, FL, Aug. 9 – 12, 2017.

The organization will host an awards ceremony immediately following the competition, where drivers will be honored with safety awards, which include the “Driver of the Year” and the “State Police Safety Award” tributes.

For additional information, contact Traci Nelson of the West Virginia Trucking Association, at (304) 345-2800, or visit the website at

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