Opportunity to Drive a Big Rig through an Obstacle Course
Summary:A kick off event for the 48th Annual Colorado Truck Driving Championships will be held on Friday, June 1st. Reporters will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a big rig and experience first hand what skills are needed to navigate a truck driving championship style obstacle course. America's Road Team Captains, elite professional drivers with millions of accident free miles, will accompany reporters in the cab to assist with driving technique.
Reporters will also learn about the efforts by the trucking industry to stop human trafficking across the U.S.
Who:Colorado Motor Carriers Association
American Trucking Associations
America's Road Team Captains, professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free driving miles
Truckers Against Trafficking
What:Media event focusing on the trucking industry, their safety record and community involvement.
Reporters will have the opportunity to climb behind the wheel and see first hand what a professional truck driver can and cannot see; as well as take the wheel of a tractor-trailer and try their skills at a championship obstacle course.
When:Friday, June 1st at 10 a.m.
Where: Parking lot of CMCA Offices, 4060 Elati Street, Denver, CO 80216
Interviews:Trucking Industry officials, professional truck drivers, Truckers Against Trafficking
CMCA TDC: Hosted by the Colorado Motor Carriers and its Safety Management Council, 130 of the state's best truck drivers, with a total of 90 million accident-free miles, will compete on Saturday, June 2nd to earn the title of State Truck Driving Champion, and with it, the right to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will be held at Adams County Fair Grounds.
The Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA) is the State Trucking Association in Colorado. It represents State motor carriers and provides services for member companies.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!
Contact: Elisabeth Barna, American Trucking Associations, Cell - 202.420.8972
Patti Gillette, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, 303.433.3375, ext. 104
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 31, 2012/
SOURCE American Trucking Associations