(Pictured left to right): Bob Pickett, Rich Mehling, Brian Kuhs and Denny Schepers.
For the second consecutive year, four over-the-road drivers from Jasper Engines & Transmissions' transportation division, JET Transit, brought home the Team Championship trophy from the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) 2017 Truck Driving and Technician Championships, held June 3rd in Indianapolis.
Drivers competing for JET Transit were Bob Pickett, Rich Mehling, Brian Kuhs and Denny Schepers. The IMTA Championships allow some of Indiana's finest driving professionals to compete against each other.
The competition consisted of a written examination, a pre-trip inspection and a driving skills test. JET Transit's four drivers outscored the competition for the coveted Team Championship Award.
"Our drivers take this competition very seriously by practicing multiple weekends on their personal time," said Kevin Broughton, JET Transit Division Manager. "The results speak for themselves."
Individually, Brian Kuhs placed 3rd in 5-Axle Sleeper Berth Tractor, Dennis Schepers placed 2nd in Straight Truck, Bob Pickett placed 6th in Tanker Truck and Richard Mehling placed 5th in 4-Axle Tractor.
"Thank you for showing all of Indiana what we at JASPER® already know," added Luke Bawel, JASPER Vice President of Integrated Logistics/JIS. "We have the Best Professional Drivers in the business!"