LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Mack Trucks is again sponsoring a Driving Skills Safety Challenge during the World of Concrete show.
The event this year will be held in the Orange Lot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 23 to 25 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
This years event features both individual and team competitions (two operators per team).
The competition is open to any driver at least 18 years of age with a valid CDL who completes an application form, shows proof of operator training and is registered for the show.
Contestants will choose one MACK Granite model mixer to operate through a closed course set up to simulate an actual job site. Operators must complete a pre-operation safety check, successfully navigate the skills course, and then secure the truck as if it were the end of a workday.
Each individual or team will have one attempt and scoring will be based on accuracy and adherence to safety procedures.
This is our way of acknowledging and thanking a group of drivers whose professionalism and contribution to safety are not traditionally recognized in skills events, said Tom Kelly, Mack vice-president of marketing.
First-, second-, and third-place winners in both the individual and team competitions will be announced during an awards ceremony in the afternoon on Jan. 25. In addition to a trophy, the following prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the individual competition, as well as to each operator on the top three two-person teams: First Place – $500 Mack Shop Gift Certificate and Mack Citizen Watch Second Place – $300 Mack Shop Gift Certificate Third Place – $100 Mack Shop Gift Certificate
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