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Anderson takes 2nd place

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Todd Anderson
The 2010 Iowa Truck Driving Championships were recently held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. Approximately 76 professional truck drivers participated in the two-day event. All the drivers were tested in four areas; pre-trip vehicle inspection, written exam, personal interview and driving skills. There were eight classes of competition, 3 axle van 4 axle van, 5 axle van, flatbed, tank, twin trailers, straight truck, and sleeper berth.

To participate in the event, the driver must have an accident free record 12 months prior to the event, have been employed by the same company for one year prior, and been actively performing the duties of a professional truck driver for 12 months prior to the event. The drivers must also possess an outstanding and have illustrated a commitment and dedication to safety.

Todd Anderson of Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center took 2nd place honors in 4 axle van.

Tom Goddard of the Chariton took 1st place honors in the 5 axle van.

2nd Place team trophy went to the Hy-Vee Team consisting of Todd Anderson (Cherokee), Dominic Condra, Tanner Chester, Tom Goddard and Bobby Petty (Chariton Truck Drivers).

The Truck driving championships are sponsored by the Iowa Motor Truck Association and the Iowa Council of Safety Management. This is the only competition that is held for professional truck drivers and the caliber of participants is outstanding. The Iowa Motor Truck Association is a trade association located in Des Moines and represents the interest of the trucking industry in Iowa. The trucking industry is very important to the state of Iowa and the foundation of the industry is the professional truck driver.



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