The safety challenge is part of the 2008 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Mack Trucks…
Mack Trucks, Inc. 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 January 23 – 25 from 10 am to 4 pm.
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.
This year’s event features both individual and team competitions (two operators per team).
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 (1) attempt. Scoring will be based on accuracy and adherence to safety procedures. Specific scoring rules will be provided at the event.
First-, second-, and third-place winners in both the individual and team competitions will be announced during an awards ceremony on Thursday, January 25th at 4:30 pm in the Mack booth (C5469). 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 2-person teams:
- 1st Place: $500
Mack Shop Gift Certificate
Mack Citizen® Watch
- 2nd Place:
$300 Mack Shop Gift Certificate
- 3rd Place:
$100 Mack Shop Gift Certificate
Source: Mack Truck