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Professional West Virginia tractor-trailer operators will test their driving skills and knowledge of the trucking industry during the West Virginia Trucking Association's annual Truck Driving Championship, to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 15 at the Charleston Civic Center.

The Truck Driving Championships is designed to promote safety in the trucking industry. Each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving skill and knowledge of the trucking industry through a series of tests. The drivers are given a written examination, pre-trip inspection test and finally the most visible - the field test.

Drivers will compete for a chance to go to the American Trucking Associations' National Truck Driving Championship – also known as the "Super Bowl of Safety"– taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 20-24. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, the West Virginia Trucking Association will host a banquet at the Civic Center to present the driving competition and annual safety awards, which include the "Driver of the Year" and the "State Police Safety Award" tributes.