It’s been an exciting last couple weeks here at Oakley Transport with some of our drivers training and competing in the FTA’s Florida Truck Driver Championships. The competition, which happens annually, attracts CDL drivers from all around Florida to compete for awards in multiple different categories - a written portion that is made up of 40 questions regarding FMCSA rules and regulations, a pre-trip inspection and of course a driving portion where they have to maneuver an entire obstacle course with a trailer in tow. Hosted in Daytona Beach, the trucking championships is a once in a lifetime experience!
For the driving portion, there are numerous categories in which drivers can compete, including 3-axle, 4 axle, 5 axle, flatbed, sleeper, straight, tanker, twins, step van and auto transport. Our Oakley professionals competed in the Sleeper and Tanker Division on Saturday morning and they did not disappoint!
But it wasn’t just the bustle of the tournament that made the event memorable.
While at the competition, Oakley family member Joe Skates was selected as the October 2019 Driver of the Month for the Florida Trucking Association based on his professional driving over the last 20 years, his clean CSA score and flawless safety record!
His role with our family has not only lead to numerous customer accounts, but also created incredible customer relationships because of his guarantee for on time deliveries. There was no question about choosing him as the Driver of the Month here at Oakley Transport.
The Florida Truck Driving Championship reminds us of how just lucky we are to have these incredible drivers as part of our Oakley family! We can’t wait to see what the 2020 Florida Truck Driver Championship has in store for us!
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