Posted on 06/22/2018 at 04:29 PM by Dena Boelter
Last week I attended the Truck Driving Championship hosted by the Iowa Motor Truck Association [IMTA]. It was such an honor to be among some the best drivers in Iowa. The IMTA is an association which represents the Trucking Industry in Iowa. It was formed in 1942 by executives from three different organizations who were all struggling to represent the Iowa Trucking Industry. Their vision was to create a single organization to represent the Iowa trucking industry by working with state and federal legislators.
The IMTA also works to promote a positive image of the trucking industry and this event is one of those efforts. This yearly event honors the drivers and families from various companies across the state of Iowa. Their hard work and safe driving, with the support of their families, is simply how it works. Those that win in their category go on to compete at the national level.
Drivers show their amazing skills in a number of ways such as written tests, oral interviews, Pre-Trip and Range skills. Drivers can be rather competitive, but there is a noticable comradery. This brother and sisterhood exists regardless of company, equipment, gender or race.
Written by Freddie Jones