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Richie Guess of UPS Wins Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship


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Richie Guess of UPS Wins Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship

Richie Guess of UPS has been named the Grand Champion of the 2013 Oklahoma Truck Driving Championships (TDC) which took place May 31 and June 1 in Oklahoma City.

Guess competed in the Twins class, placing first. Guess has been an employee of UPS for 29 years with 8 years of service in trucking. Guess is married to Stephanie and they have three children, Tiffany, Zachary, and Cory. The Guess family currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Guess will now go on to represent Oklahoma at the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). This will be his first competition National level.

A total of 99 drivers in nine equipment classes competed in Oklahoma TDC this year. The winners of each class will go on to represent Oklahoma at the NTDC, August 7-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Oklahoma TDC is put together by the Oklahoma Safety Management Council (OSMC) and gives drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for the public. In return, the public’s support of the TDC lets the drivers know that we appreciate their dedicated service to our country because they are indeed the backbone of our economy.

Drivers must compete in several different categories including a written exam, pre-trip vehicle inspection, personal interview and a driving course. In order to compete, a driver must have an accident-free record of at least one year and must be employed by an Oklahoma Trucking Association member company.

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