Photo/Story Gallery 2015
FHP Competes in Annual Florida Inspector’s Championship
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, ten troopers from FHP/CVE competed in the annual Florida Inspector’s Championship (FIC) in Tampa. FL. This annual event was held in conjunction with the Florida Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championship (TDC). Those participating included Tpr Bill Henderson (Pensacola), Tpr Adam Jinright (Panama City), Tpr John Schilling (Tallahassee), Tpr Donald Horne (Jacksonville), Tpr Erick McGuire (Jacksonville), Tpr Robert “Marshall” Smith (Ocala), Tpr John Rivera (Tampa), Tpr Jose Matos (Orlando), Tpr Michelle Thomas (CI/Orlando) and Tpr Henrry Gomez (Ft Myers).
These members were recognized at an awards banquet on Saturday evening for their achievements. Defending FIC Champion, Erick McGuire, was announced again as the 2015 FIC Grand Champion and he will represent Florida at the North American Inspector’s Competition (NAIC) in St Louis, MO, during the week of August 10-15, 2015. Trooper Bill Henderson was announced as the Runner up for the second consecutive year.
The FIC is a friendly competition that showcases the best of the best of FHP/CVE’s commercial motor vehicle Inspectors. The competition consists of a written exam, a Level I Inspection exercise, a Level V Motor Coach Inspection exercise, a Non-Bulk Packaging Hazardous Materials exercise and a Bulk Packaging Hazardous Materials exercise. The event is a great tool that enhances each participant’s knowledge of commercial motor vehicle safety.
Additionally, Lt. Ezra Folsom was recognized at the Florida TDC banquet for his contributions over the past 16 years to the annual TDC, as he was inducted into the Florida Truck Driving Championship Hall of Fame.
In addition to our FIC competitors, many members from the Tampa Sub-District Office participated in the Truck Driving Championships and we had multiple volunteers participate as judges during the FIC.
We appreciate everyone’s great job during the week. Congratulations to all for a job well done.
Pictured above from left to right: Top photo / Trooper Erick McGuire, Trooper Marshall Smith, Trooper Donald Horne, Trooper Jose Matos, Lieutenant Colonel Troy Thompson, Trooper John Rivera, Trooper Henrry Gomez, Trooper Michelle Thomas, Trooper Adam Jinright, and Trooper Bill Henderson. Center right / Trooper Erick McGuire and Trooper Bill Henderson. Center left / Lieutenant Ezra Folsom and Lieutenant Colonel Troy Thompson. Bottom photo / Lieutenant Amos Santiago, Lieutenant Ezra Folsom, Trooper Erick McGuire, Lieutenant Colonel Troy Thompson, Trooper Bill Henderson, Captain Steven Harris and Lieutenant Kevin Vaughn.