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Throwback Thursday: ABF Freight Drivers Compete at 1999 National Truck Driving Championships

Posted by Jennifer Faldon on August 10, 2017 - 8:08 AM
Throwback Thursday: ABF Freight Drivers Compete at 1999 National Truck Driving Championships

Each year, professional drivers for ArcBest carrier ABF Freight take part in the National Truck Driving Championships.

In 1999, ABF Freight drivers competing included Allen Sheppard, Tony Spero, Bill Ellis, Frank Motherhead, Bob Suck, John Cinealis and Bob Westbrook. The event was held in Tampa, Florida.

Each year, the American Trucking Associations hosts the National Truck Driving Championships, which dates to 1937 when it was called the National Truck Roadeo. Competing are the winners in eight classes of competition from 50 state trucking associations’ Truck Driving Championships, as well as the winners of the auto transporters class at regional championships.

At the National Truck Driving Championships, drivers practice their knowledge and skills against other drivers and also gain knowledge about the industry and foster friendships with other drivers from around the country.

ABF Freight has a proud history of competition at the National Truck Driving Championships. Good luck to the 11 ABF Freight drivers who are competing this week at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Florida!

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