The Maine State Truck Driving Championship is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Dysart’s, 530 Coldbrook Road in Herman.

This event is being held by Maine Motor Transport Association and hosted by Dysart’s Service Center, with support from the Maine State Police and Maine Profession Drivers Association members, according to a news release from the MPDA.

MPDA member drivers, along with people in the trucking industry, will provide their time to set-up the course, judge the events, coordinate, and clean-up afterwards.

Additionally, transportation companies from around the state will provide tractors and trailers for contestants to use in the event.

There are nine different classes drivers can enter. They are step-van, straight-truck, 3-axle, 4-axle, 5-axle, 5-axle sleeper, tanker, flat-bed and twin trailers.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the safety, skills and professionalism of Maine’s professional drivers.

This event is open for spectators to watch big-rigs, and the drivers that operate them, perform challenging maneuvers necessary for their daily work in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

A promotional video for the event is at youtube.com/watch?v=JNKGizXyPQ4.

For more information, contact Joshua White, publicity officer, Maine Professional Drivers Association, at 207-717-8988 or [email protected].