Updated: 08/10/2012 3:10 PM
Created: 08/10/2012 12:38 PM KSTC45.com | Print Story
By: Mitch Pittman
More than 400 of the safest truck drivers in the country are in Minneapolis this week for the National Truck Driving Championship.
Drivers compete in a number of drills and maneuvers, but everything is centered around promoting safety. All competing drivers must have a clean safety record, some of them have driven more than 3,000,000 miles without accident or injury.
The Championship, put on by the American Trucking Association, also showcases some of the latest technology available on trucks, including sensors that will automatically slow the truck if there's something in front of it.
The Minnesota Trucking Association says fatalities resulting from accidents involving trucks have dropped 41% in the last decade.
If you want to watch the Championship, the final round is Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.