Hazlett, who operates from the ABF® service center in Vincentown, N.J., 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. He also placed first in 1994 and 2000. Pennsylvania Driver of the Year in 2002, Hazlett has twice won the Pennsylvania Grand Champion award and has won first place in the Pennsylvania State Driving Championship eight times. Hazlett joined ABF in 1986.
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.