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James Jaillet

Skilled drivers, come on down

| April 28, 2012

Think you’re the best driver in the neighborhood? Prove it, says Mack, who’s sponsoring the Driving Skills Safety Challenge May 1 and 2 at the Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. The Challenge allows drivers to demonstrate the skills necessary to safely operate refuse and recycling routes – all while competing for prizes.

It consists of seven events: pre-trip inspection, turning radius and reversing accuracy, to name a few. Competition is open to any show attendee with a valid CDL.

Competitors will show off their skills by driving a closed course in a Mack TerraPro. Scoring’s based on safety, accuracy and adherence to safety procedures.

Competition will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 in the Silver Lot No. 4 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Winners will be announced Wednesday at 4 p.m.

All competitors will receive a Mack ceramic travel mug and gifts from other sponsors – Allison Transmission, Bridgestone and Michelin. First-, second- and third-place winners will be named in team and individual categories and will receive trophies, prizes and Mack gift cards. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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