SALT LAKE CITY — For the hundreds of men and women skillfully navigating big rigs here last week in the National Truck Driving Championships, the chance was not without a great deal of sacrifice.
The drivers missed momentous family occasions and notable social events alike in order to prepare for the five-day competition that kicked off Aug. 21.
“Everybody here earned their way here. Nobody’s here on a fluke,” said Pottle’s Transportation driver Ronald Round.
He had to forgo his niece’s wedding on Saturday, the final day of the competition that displayed impressive truck driving talent and industry knowledge.
Likewise, Con-way Freight driver Ina Daly, one…
By Eric Miller, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Aug. 26 print edition of Transport Topics.