415+ of the best-of-the-best professional drivers competed at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on
August 12-16. Nine Missouri drivers competed in nine classes of competition that included a written exam, a skill (driving) course and pre-trip inspection test. 2,000 or so spectators were in the bleachers cheering on their co-workers, family and friends.

Even though competition was fierce, our Missouri guys did very well. Nick Frazier, a driver for FedEx Ground, placed 3rd in the Step Van Class. Joseph Hartsell, UPS Freight, placed 9th in the Five-Axle Class. Both Paul Tyler, Con-way Freight (Straight Truck Class) and Robert Bramwell, ABF Freight System (Three-Axle Class) placed 10th.

Congratulations to all drivers for a job well done and to their companies who gave them the opportunity to compete.