Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
NFI announced today the address of its fourth Truck Rodeo location as 1515 Burnt Mill Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003. This is the fourth of five Truck Rodeos that NFI will host throughout the summer and early fall, with the first in Jacksonville, Florida during April, the second in Waxahachie, Texas during May, and the most recent in Lebanon, Indiana in June. The Cherry Hill event will be held on July 14th, from 8am to 2pm.
The first three of NFI’s Truck Rodeos were a great success. At each event, community members enjoyed the close driving competition, a BBQ lunch and a variety of other activities for all ages. Winners of the Lebanon event include Dave Butrum coming in with an award for First, Terry Drake in Second, and Mark Patterson in Third. All three contestants, joined by winners from the Waxahachie, Jacksonville and Lebanon events, will continue on to the NFI Truck Rodeo Grand Championship in October. Those interested in photos from either event can visit NFI’s Facebook page.
This is the 8th annual Truck Rodeo for NFI. Each year, NFI hosts the Rodeo events to promote local outreach within communities across the nation, to demonstrate the values of the family-owned company and to attract drivers interested in joining the NFI team. Each event showcases the company’s trucking and logistics systems, as well as the advanced professional skills of NFI’s drivers in keeping the roads safe while delivering cargo. The Truck Rodeos are family events that offer various activities, including DJ’s from local radio stations, great local BBQ and picnics, prize raffles, and a Moonbounce and children's rodeos at select locations. Each event attracts around 100 attendees of all ages.
Each competition consists of NFI’s professional drivers competing in various challenges that require highly-advanced vehicle operating skills. Scenarios include driving an 18-wheeler backwards through a tight maze of cones, or stopping in just enough time to avoid knocking an egg from a cone on the pavement. Each competition hosts anywhere between 10 and 25 contestants, each with countless years of experience in maneuvering large vehicles. The Grand Championship will be a competition between the top three contestants from each regional Rodeo, totalling 12 contestants in all.
Each Rodeo offers relevant safety facts for those industry outsiders interested in the precautions required to safely haul large loads over long distances. Drivers will discuss the DOT inspection that they conduct each day to ensure vehicle safety on the road, including thorough checks of steering, tires, lights, air lines and other mechanical aspects of each truck.
The Truck Rodeo Grand Championship will be held on October 6th in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The address for this event is yet to be determined. Those individuals interested in more information and photos from previous NFI events can visit NFIindustries.com's News and Events page, the NFI Facebook, or find out more information by following the company on Twitter.
About NFI: NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider offering logistics, distribution, warehousing, intermodal, real estate, and solar services across the U.S. and Canada. Headquartered in Vineland and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, NFI owns facilities nationwide and globally, more than 2,000 tractors, and more than 7,000 trailers. Privately held by one family since its inception in 1932, NFI employs more than 6,000 individuals, operates more than 21 million square feet of contract and public warehouse and distribution space, and generates $1 billion in revenue annually. NFI is a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program, which dedicates efforts to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the impact of the freight industry upon the environment.