Ergon Trucking, Inc. Driver Competes in National Truck Driving Championships

Fri., Aug 23, 2013

Jackson, MS - John J. Maddox, Jr. of Ergon Trucking, Inc. is competing against drivers from across the country at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Held from August 20-24 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, the competition consists of more than 420 drivers from all 50 states. Each driver is one of a handful of finalists chosen during state-level competitions, and must operate incident-free for a minimum of one year prior the nationals to remain qualified to compete.

John has operated for more than 24 years and 1,715,000 miles without incident. He was selected as Mississippi's finalist in the flatbed category this year, and has previously won first place in the tank league category at the National Championships. This is John's second year at the Nationals with Ergon Trucking, Inc. During his 7 years of employment with the company, he has carried every variety of product the company transports, from crude oil to Ergon’s top-of-the-line HyVolt, HyPrene, HyGold, and HyPrint lube products.

"Ergon Trucking is dedicated to delivering products safely, timely and according to the needs of our customers. John is a great example of the caliber of driver we employ to accomplish those tasks," said David Purvis, Vice President - Director of Safety for Ergon Trucking, Inc. "He performed exceptionally well at the state competitions this year, and we are thrilled to see him competing once again at the national level."

With a heavy emphasis on safety, equipment knowledge and vehicular operation, drivers will be tested with a written exam, interview, inspection test, and rigorous driving course. The competition is held by the American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry's largest national trade association.

About Ergon Trucking, Inc.
Ergon Trucking operates throughout the 48 continental states and Canada transporting crude oil, asphalt, process oils, lubes, chemicals, caustics, propane and a wide range of liquid products.

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