Forklift Competition Tests Skill and Precision

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OHL's Alexander Takes Lead in Logistics Competition

A tradition at OHL for 17 years, the Top Gun Competition offers OHL forklift drivers throughout the U.S. the opportunity to compete with one another to determine who has the most skill, precision, and expertise in the company. This year there were more than 250 participants from 13 states in the logistics competition. OHL congratulates Terrence Alexander, winner of the 2008 Top Gun Competition.

Alexander competed with 17 fellow forklift drivers at the competition finals in Nashville to earn the Top Gun title. The competition consisted of a written test, forklift inspection, and completion of an obstacle course. Contestants were given points based on knowledge, safety, skill and ability.

The final stage of the competition involved maneuvering through a rigorous obstacle course. Drivers completed tasks such as moving a table set with china and champagne glasses and balancing a beam on a small stand. While time was a factor in determining the winner, these difficult tasks primarily tested skill and precision. As the Top Gun champion, Alexander received a leather bomber jacket, a $1,000 cash prize, and the honored title as this year's champion. He works in OHL's McDonough, Ga., location and has been with the company for nine years.

David Claybrooke, director of training at OHL, has been responsible for this competition for the past 10 years. Claybrooke recently retired and handed over responsibility to Steve Zewicky, area manager in Old Hickory, TN, who has been with the company for 30 years.

Sadly, shortly after retiring, David Claybrooke passed away at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. OHL commemorates the 38 years of dedicated service Claybrooke shared with the company. His successes and achievements will not be forgotten.

To view a photo of Terrence Alexander or to see this release online, please visit

About OHL
Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import and export consulting services. With three divisions - Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics and North America Transportation - OHL operates more than 120 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs over 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel; electronics; printing; food and beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.

For more information about OHL, please call (877) 401-6400 or visit us online at

Karen Hall
director of marketing and communication
(615) 524-3652

Tara Tocco
account executive, public relations
Gish, Sherwood & Friends
(615) 385-1100


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