At the upcoming Waste Expo (May 1-2) that will be held in Las Vegas, it will take place the Mack Driving Skills Safety Challenge. The contest consists of a challenge between refuse drivers which will need to show their abilities to safely operate refuse and recycling routes. Mack will sponsor the event together with Allison, Bridgestone and Michelin.
The Contest is open for all drivers who poses a valid CLD and will include challenges such as pre trip inspection, turning radius and reverse driving. The competitors will drive a Mack TerraPro model through a closed course and will received marks for safety and accuracy.
John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing said: “Driving a refuse truck takes special skills to safely negotiate city traffic and residential neighborhoods. The Mack TerraPro model is designed specifically for safety, maneuverability and durability, but the most critical safety component is the driver. Mack is pleased to again be sponsoring the Driving Skills Safety Challenge at Waste Expo.”
The competition will be conducted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, while the winners will be announced at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 2.