Gerald Steinbach recently won first place in the 5-axle van division of the 2007 Wisconsin Truck Rodeo, which qualifies him for the national competition to be held in August. Steinbach, from Hixton, Wis., is an over-the-road truck driver for Roehl Transport and a member of the Marshfield, Wis.-based company’s elite Truck Rodeo team.
His division performance also led to the overall top prize for the event; Steinbach was presented with the William Seavers Grand Champion Award for having the most points over the average class score. In addition to those honors, Steinbach also earned the Vehicle Condition Award for the best pre-trip score.
“Gerald’s driving in this competition reflects his deep commitment to safety on the road,” says John Spiros, Roehl’s vice president of safety. “Everyone at Roehl is proud of his professionalism and dedication. It’s drivers like Gerald that have made Roehl one of the nation’s safest trucking companies.”
This is the second consecutive year that Roehl has sent a driver to the national truck rodeo competition. Steinbach will put his abilities to the test against some of the best drivers in the country at the 70th annual National Truck Driving Championships, set for Aug. 21-25 in Minneapolis.
“Our culture and core values are seen in Gerald’s success,” Spiros says. “The national competition is another place he can demonstrate his knowledge and skill. He’s truly an outstanding driver.”