ABF Freight System, Inc. drivers John Hazlett and Kevin Scott Harris were named National Champions during the 2007 National Truck Driving Championships conducted August 21-25 in Minneapolis. Sponsored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national competition highlights the driving skills, industry knowledge and work ethic of professional truck drivers, along with their contribution to the safety of America’s highways.
Hazlett, who operates from the ABF service center in Vincentown, New Jersey, won the National Championship in the Three-Axle Class. Hazlett also won the Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award, which recognizes the contestant who most exemplifies the best attributes of a professional truck driver. This is the third time Hazlett has won first place in the National Truck Driving Championships.
Harris, who operates from the ABF service center in Albany, New York, won the National Championship in the Five-Axle Class. Since joining ABF in 1985, Harris has achieved a record of distinction behind the wheel, including earning a safe driving award for zero preventable accidents each year he has driven for ABF.