Mack announces winners of 2007 Driving Skills Safety Challenge

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Mack Trucks has announced the winners of its Driving Skills Safety Challenge, held Jan. 23-25 in Las Vegas, Nev. This year’s event featured both individual and team competitions, with two operators per team.

Contestants chose one Mack Granite model mixer to operate through a closed course set up to simulate an actual jobsite. Operators had to complete a pre-operation safety check, successfully navigate the skills course, and then secure the truck as if it were the end of a workday.

Each individual or team had one attempt. Scoring was based on accuracy and adherence to safety procedures. The winners are:

1st Place, Individual: Rolin Redburn of Raw Concrete in West Plains, Mo.
1st Place, Team: Rick and Theodore Kubesh of Kubesh Site Mixed Concrete in Colville, Wash.

They each received a trophy, $500 Mack Shop gift certificate and Mack Citizen watch.

2nd Place, Individual: Scott Bayless of John Deere Construction and Forestry Division in Wamego, Kan.
2nd Place, Team: Erik and Chris Colombo of Interstate Safety Service in Clarks Summit, Pa.

They each received a trophy and $300 Mack Shop gift certificate.

3rd Place, Individual: Mike Lavino of J. Pools Tortorella in Southampton, N.Y.
3rd Place, Team: Serge Duron and Michael Hennekam of Rinker Materials in Cocoa, Fla.

They each received a trophy and $100 Mack Shop gift certificate.