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Cemex, Howlin Concrete, Prairie pros top Mixer Driver Championship

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Thomas Comeau, a delivery professional based at the Cemex plant in Marana, Ariz., took the 2018 National Mixer Truck Driver Championship, staged September 29-30 in National Harbor, Md., during the NRMCA ConcreteWorks fall conference. Prevailing among a field of 80 peers who negotiated an eight-station driving course; six-point vehicle inspection, operating or related skills challenge; and written exam, he received a $5,000 check from the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, NRMCA affiliate. 

Rounding out this year’s National Mixer Truck Driver Championship leaders, from second to fifth place, were: Russell Walton of Howlin Concrete, Owings, Md., $2,000 TMMB cash prize; John Marzalik of Prairie Materials, Chicago, $1,000; Thomas Curley of Smokey Point Concrete, Arlington, Wash., $600; and, Brian Risher of MMC Materials Inc., Forest, Miss., $400.

The NRMCA Safety, Operations & Environmental Committee opens the Championship to the winners of state or regional mixer driving challenges, or those taking producer member driving competitions.