Wisconsin trucker to compete in national driving contest
Truckers who spend the better part of their careers on the road are bound to pick up a talent or two from navigating big rigs through the nation's highways. A driver from Wisconsin will be using his skills to compete in the National Truck Driving Championship (NTDC) this August, although he says he considers it just another day on the job, reports the Wausau Daily Herald.
For four years in a row, Jeff Langenhahn has qualified for the NTDC by winning state tournaments. He has been a truck driver for 26 years, logging roughly 2 million miles of highway hauling.
Langenhahn says he gets nervous before the contests but remains positive about the test.
"You definitely get butterflies before you go on the course," he told the news source. "Once I get behind the wheel, I'm more focused on what I am doing, but before it is a little hectic."
According to YRC Worldwide, the NTDC event aims to raise awareness about truck driving safety and trucker health, while showcasing the talents of many skilled truckers that are judged in various categories, including written exams and maneuverability.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Truckers who spend the better part of their careers on the road are bound to pick up a talent or two from navigating big rigs through the nation's highways.