Fleet Insider — Briefs
Two North Carolina drivers for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. earned top awards at the North Carolina Truck Driving Championships (TDC) held May 11-12.
Tim Whitley, a 15-year veteran who works out of Old Dominion’s Wilson, N.C., service center, was named state grand champion while Art Quales, who works out of Old Dominion’s Charlotte Service Center, earned first place in the tanker category. They were two of 142 professional truck drivers in the statewide competition.
Old Dominion driver Bill Hill was named state grand champion at the Idaho Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships on May 12. The six-year veteran driver also earned first place in the four-axle category for his superior knowledge and driving skills. Hill, who works out of Old Dominion’s Boise, Idaho, Service Center, was one of 49 professional truck drivers in the statewide competition and was also awarded Rookie of the Year in Idaho.
All will compete in the National Truck Driving Championships held Aug. 8-11 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Each year, truck drivers who operate accident-free can compete in eight categories at these statewide TDC events. Categories include: twin trailers, five-axle van, four-axle van, three-axle van, straight truck, tanker, flatbed and step van.