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CPS Express Drivers Celebrate Success at Truck Driving Championships

CPS Express, Inc. was fortunate enough to have three drivers competing in this year’s Southern California truck driving championships. This event was hosted by the California Trucking Association and took up an entire parking lot of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana—not too far from our headquarters in Mira Loma, CA.

The California Professional Truck Driving Championships are organized to recognize and promote safe driving and professionalism in the transportation industry. This competitive event is designed to give drivers a chance to test their job skills under standardized conditions using vehicles that are the tools of their trade. Truck driving championships afford a safe, accurate check of the driver's ability to handle his/her unit in close quarters. Two regional competitions are held within the state - North and South. The winners from each class of competition, from each region, come together to compete in the State Finals Competition. There were over 500 of the best truck drivers from the region showing off their skills in various categories. The CPS drivers placed 8th, 5th and an impressive 1st place finish in the very difficult "Sleeper Cab Division".

The 1st place driver, Guy Russell, has been driving with CPS Express, Inc. for over 13 years and has an unmatched 1 million+ miles of accident-free, ticket-free driving. This is the second time Mr. Russell has won this competition. Back in 2006, he also showed everybody how it was done! Mr. Russell excels in quality on-time service, impeccable customer service and the unique understanding of what it takes to be successful in business. Traits that are instilled in all CPS Express associates.

After the outstanding accomplishment at the regional competition, Mr. Russell traveled to Northern California for the state finals, This was truly an event pitting the top truck drivers from the entire state in one-on-one competition to see who was the best. It was extremely challenging and tested the contestants in not only road tests but also written knowledge tests, vehicle inspection and hazard identification. Mr. Russel placed fifth in the entire state – proving he is truly one of the best of the best. When asked how he felt about his incredible accomplishment this year, his only comment was "I'm going to win it all next year!"

We are very proud of you, Guy. (And we like the spirited attitude). And as always, CPS Express is dedicated to the highest level of roadway safety and the entire J.G. Haddy family recognizes health and safety as our top priorities.

CPS Express Has an Impressive CTA Safety Record

he California Trucking Association (CTA) promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry, advocates sound transportation policies to all levels of government, and works to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient California transportation goods movement system.  To accomplish this mission, CTA conducts an annual safety review for California-based fleets. The review consists of multiple levels of audits by the CTA, CHP and peer groups.

As a large Full Truckload (FTL)-hauling and Just In Time trucking service based out of California, CPS Express is subject to the CTA’s annual safety review. Due to the size of our fleet and range of our services (primarily within California, Arizona and Nevada), CTA ranks the CPS Express fleet in the “line haul” and “less than 4 million miles” class. Within this class, CPS Express is proud to boast a safety rating of first through third place for 8 consecutive years! In fact, of those stellar 8 years, CPS Express was rated first-in-class 4 times!

As such, CPS Express would like to thank the CHP and CTA auditing teams for recognizing and helping us demonstrate the J.G. Haddy Company's  commitment to excellence in health and safety for our customers!

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