(Left to right): JET Transit drivers Brian Kuhs, Rich Mehling, Bob Pickett and Dennis Schepers hoist the IMTA Team Championship Trophy.
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) 2016 Truck Driving and Technician Championships, held June 10th and 11th in Indianapolis.
Drivers competing for JET Transit were: Bob Pickett, Dennis Schepers, Brian Kuhs and Rich Mehling. 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 had the top average score of the 20 transportation operations participating in the division.
Individually, Bob Pickett earned a share of 1st place in the tanker truck division and was a top-10 finisher in the Grand Champion competition. Dennis Schepers brought home 3rd place in the straight truck division. Brian Kuhs placed 4th in 5-axle sleeper berth tractor-semitrailer and Rich Mehling placed 5th in 4-axle tractor-semitrailer.
“JET Transit has competed in this competition for many years, and we’re just extremely proud of the performance of our drivers in 2016,” said Curt Petry, JET Transit Director, who was recognized as the 2015 IMTA Safety Professional of the Year. “We feel we have the most professional drivers in the industry, and they represent JASPER very well.”