Commercial Carrier Corp. recognizes championship drivers

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Professional drivers of Commercial Carrier Corp. recently competed in the company’s 9th annual Truck Driving Championship in Auburndale, Fla. More than 250 people attended the April 29 event, and 39 drivers entered the competition. Charlie Prevratil of Auburndale was named Grand Champion based on his skill and knowledge of professional driving.

In addition to evaluating each contestant’s pre-trip preparedness and ability to maneuver his or her truck through an obstacle course, judges also required drivers to participate in an interview on their personal attitude toward driving, and to complete a written exam.

Other awards went to the first-, second- and third-place winners in the van, flatbed and tanker categories:

  • In the van division, Charlie Prevratil of the Auburndale terminal placed first, Teresa Hall of the Auburndale terminal placed second, and Deborah Dyson of the Mulberry terminal placed third.
  • In flatbed, Darrell Smithers of the Auburndale terminal placed first, Carl Hutchcraft of the Auburndale terminal placed second, and Gary Richardson of the Auburndale terminal took third place.
  • In the tanker division, Bob Moral from the Brooksville terminal placed first, Don Freiburger of the Tampa terminal placed second, and third place went to Erick Guzman of the Miami terminal.
  • CCC is a regional and short-haul carrier offering dry bulk, dry van and flatbed services as a division of Comcar Industries. With 16 terminal locations in Florida, it is the state’s largest intrastate carrier. CCC also has terminals in Georgia and Virginia.