When Travis Gibson heads to Utah this week to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships, he’ll actually be rooting for one of his rivals to become the event’s Grand Champion: his dad.
“I’d be ecstatic if he won,” Travis said. “That’s the one person I’ve always looked up to.”
Travis, 31, and his father, John Gibson, 50 — both drivers for ABF Freight System Inc. working out of the Charleston, W.Va., terminal — were named state champs in two separate classes in June.
Travis won the West Virginia 4-axle championship and was named state rookie of the year. John placed first in the state tank-truck class, earning his second trip to the national competition.
The two will be among the 421 truck drivers — nearly all of them state champs…
By Eric Miller, Staff Reporter by TT