January 10, 2005

Wilson Drivers earn Top Honors at Truck Driving Championships

Wilson Trucking Drivers Frelan McNeal, Ryland Hogan, Harold Snyder at the ATA National Truck Driving Championship 2004

Frelan McNeal, Ryland Hogan, Harold Snyder (l-r)


Three of Wilson Trucking Corporation's finest drivers participated in the 2004 ATA National Truck Driving Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were Ryland Hogan, Frelan McNeal and Harold Snyder. Wilson Trucking congratulates these gentlemen and commends their committment to driving safety and excellence.




Ryland B. Hogan was awarded the 2004 Professional Excellence Award at the 2004 ATA National Truck Driving Championships held in Salt Lake City, Utah..

"This award is presented to the driver who best exemplifies all attributes that make up the professional truck driver. Drivers are judged on their driving record, skill, attitude and personality." *

Ryland is a long time competitor and two-time ATA National Championship winner, having won in 1987 in the three-axle class and again in 1993 in the twins class. In addition, Ryland has placed first in the five-axle class at the U.S. Professional Truck Drivers Championships in 2001, 2002 and again in 2004.

Ryland has won a Virginia Championship a record setting fourteen times, and in seven of those fourteen times, he was named Grand Champion, another record. In his competitive career, he has placed first, second, or third in 17 out of 18 state competitions.

Championship winning driving runs in his family as his son, Marty, was the national champion in the twins class at the 2004 ATA Championships.

Ryland has been driving for Wilson Trucking since 1996. He is based with the Roanoke, Virginia terminal.


2004 ATA National Truck Driving Championships Professional Excellence Award winner Ryland Hogan ATA Natrional Truck Driving Championships - 2004 Professional Excellence Award Presented To Ryland B. Hogan

Ryland Hogan and his award




Harold G. Snyder won the Vehicle Condition Class at the 2004 ATA National Truck Driving Championships.

"This award was developed by American Trucking Associations to recognize the National contestant who demonstrates championship performance in maintaining a safe and efficient vehicle. The Vehicle Condition Award is presented to the driver who is judged to have taken the greatest care for the operating condition of his/her equipment as demonstrated by his/her pre-trip inspection methods." *

Harold has been with Wilson Trucking since 1982 and works out of the Greensboro, North Carolina terminal.

2004 National Truck Driving Championships Vehicle Condition Award winner Harold Snyder ATA National Truck Driving Championships - 2004 Vehicle Condition Award - Harold G. Snyder - Wilson Trucking Corp.

Harold Snyder and his Award



Frelan McNeal was selected as the Grand Champion of the 2004 Tennessee State ATA Truck Driving Championships and participated in the National Truck Driving Championship..

Frelan has been with Wilson Trucking since 1992 and is based at the Knoxville, Tennessee terminal.

Jim Bailey, V.P. Safety & Human Resources and Frelan McNeal


Jim Bailey, Vice President of Safety & Human Resources and Frelan McNeal



* From the Program Guide of the 2004 National Truck Driving Championships.

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