Date: July 22, 1996
Chaney Sweeps State Safe Truck Driving Rodeo
Waldorf, Maryland— Chaney Enterprises drivers, Joe Edelen, Ray Rison, Charlie Hurley, and Leo Curtis were recently presented with honors from the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) in conjunction with Maryland Aggregates Association and Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association, for the 1996 Maryland Safe Truck Driving Championships held at Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland.
MMTA strives to establish and maintain the highest business principles and standards while confirming adherence to environmental and safety standards. These efforts are apparent in the drivers that participate in this competition, as they are the elite of Maryland's trucking companies. To be eligible for qualification, drivers had to achieve an accident free record for one year, and must have been nominated by their respective company's Safety Supervisor in order to be eligible to enter the competition. Drivers competed in nine different classes, each involving a Personal Interview, a Written Examination (which included information on the trucking industry, safety driving rules, first aid, and fire fighting), a Pre-Trip Inspection, and a rigorous driving course containing numerous challenges for each driver to overcome.
All first place winners of this competition (with the exception of Dump and Concrete classes, as they are state only) will go on to represent Maryland in the American Trucking Association's National Safe Truck Driving Championships which will be held in Columbus, Ohio August 21 - 24, 1996, which happens to be National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the State of Maryland, as proclaimed by Governor Parris Glendening.
Chaney Enterprises, a family owned and operated business, which was founded in 1962, is the leading supplier of Concrete, Sand, Gravel, and Concrete Block in Southern Maryland, like MMTA, strives to establish and maintain the highest business principles and standards while confirming adherence to environmental and safety standards. Commensurate with Chaney Enterprises commitment to be the best in their business is one of their seven corporate goals, which is their commitment to operate their vehicles and facilities with Safety as the Primary Consideration.
Chaney Enterprises strives to be a welcome neighbor on the highways and in the communities. This is evident in their commitment to adding quality to life in the communities in which they live and work. Finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Dump class, and 1st in the Concrete Mixer class of the Maryland Motor Truck Association 1996 Safe Truck Driving Championships is evidence that Chaney's commitment to safety is well directed and recognized.