Rand McNally signs on as official truck GPS of the 2014 Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge

Rand McNally signs on as official truck GPS of the 2014 Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge

Rand McNally has signed on to be a sponsor of the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge. During the event, professional drivers from IndyCar, NASCAR and the NHRA Series will navigate road courses modeled after real-world obstacles testing their safe driving abilities. When the safest and most skilled drivers are announced at the end of their respective seasons, the top three drivers in each series will receive a new Rand McNally TND truck GPS unit.

The partnership is Rand McNally’s first venture with the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge. “Rand McNally’s TND truck GPS devices are built specifically for professional drivers with truck-specific navigation, driver tools and safety features,” said Kendra Ensor, vice president of marketing at Rand McNally. “We’re very happy to sponsor the Driver Challenge, which promotes driver skill and puts a positive spotlight on safe driving.”

A Rand McNally TND truck GPS device will also be used in the official Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge transporter, driven by competition manager, Joe Wernert. He will be driving the official transporter to 12 racing venues in 2014, using the Rand McNally device to navigate his way across the country. The Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge, promoting safe driving on the interstate, is in its 11th year of competition. There will be an expected 150 professional transport drivers competing during the 2014 season.

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