Texas inspector named Grand Champion among North American inspectors

Updated Aug 21, 2018
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Texas Department of Public Safety commercial vehicle inspector Jeremy Usener was named Grand Champion at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) on Aug. 18.

NAIC was held Aug. 14-18 in Columbus, Ohio, in a joint event with the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving and Step Van Championships.

Usener was one of 52 inspectors from across North America competing in the event. All of the inspection categories were timed events, and the compilation of scores in those categories determined the Grand Champion.

On his way to earning top honors, Usener scored a first place in the Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection category and third place in the Passenger Vehicle Inspection category.

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