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Truck Driving Championships celebrates safe drivers

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Arkansas sent nine drivers representing six different carriers to compete at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Indianapolis, Aug. 10-13.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the annual championships, known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers.

This year, more than 430 drivers from all 50 states competed in nine competition classes in Indianapolis after qualifying in their state championships. Collectively, the competitors have accumulated more than 600 million safe-driving miles during their careers as professional truck drivers.

Walmart Transportation driver Mike White from Nineveh, Ind. won the Bendix 2016 Grand Championship at the National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 13 after competing in the 3-Axle division.

Robin Sams, from Texarkana, Ark., represented Arkansas and FedEx Freight well. Sams won third place in the 3-Axle division.

This was Sam’s second time to compete at the national competition. Sams has been with FedEx Freight for 29 years and has served the industry for 34 years.



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