Hollywood Man to Compete for Best American Truck Driver
That's a trailer from a UPS-sponsored documentary about last year's Truck Driving Championships. This year, Hollywood is sending Florida's finest big-rig
pilot: Patrick Condon, who prevailed in the recent statewide competition in Tampa.
Sadly, these championships are sanctioned by the American Trucking Associations, which means they reward safety rather than dare-devilry. So instead of canyon-jumping or jack-knifing, the drivers compete in events that could only thrill a warehouse manager:
alley dock, a rear line stop, a side park, a scale stop, a right turn, a front line stop, and straight line driving through a diminishing clearance.
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
TicketsSun., Oct. 22, 1:00pm
Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks
TicketsThu., Oct. 26, 7:30pm
Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings
TicketsSat., Oct. 28, 7:00pm
Florida Panthers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
TicketsMon., Oct. 30, 7:30pm
Florida Panthers vs Columbus Blue Jackets
TicketsThu., Nov. 2, 7:30pm
Still, I'll bet it looks terrific on a trucker's curriculum vitae, so best of luck to Condon as he heads to Pittsburgh for a competition that starts August 18.
After the jump, video of the Worst American Truck Driver, Garth -- Hasselhoff's evil twin in Knight Rider. (The show's even more craptastic in Polish.)
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