Minneapolis, MN (June 15, 2009)â€” Five drivers from Koch Trucking Inc. recently competed in the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships held June 6th and 7th in Mahtomedi, MN. The five drivers competed in five different class events with more than 100 other professional drivers from across the state. The team of drivers that represented Koch Trucking included Dave Havelka in the straight truck class, Brad Chase in flatbed, Michael Norman in the sleeper cab category, Darrold Spencer in 5 axle, and Chad Abts in the tanker class.
Each of the drivers that participated this year was selected from a long list of drivers nominated by their respective fleet managers.
â€œThe team was selected based in part on their positive attitude toward their profession and how well they represent our company in all aspects of their job,â€ says Mark Davis, Kochâ€™s Director of Operations. â€œWe could not be more pleased with the drivers representing Koch.â€
Brad Chase, a seven year Koch employee, succeeded in placing 2nd among seven competitors in the flatbed division, and Chad Abts, a two year Koch employee, took home the â€œrookie of the yearâ€ award, competing against 33 other first year competitors. In the team category, the Koch drivers ranked 6th out of 18 competing teams.
â€œIâ€™m very proud of our Koch team. They truly represented us in top form,â€ says Dave Dailey, Kochâ€™s Director of Safety.
Everyone at Koch would like to congratulate our team on a job well done.
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