Since that incident was the other driver's fault, Jenkins can boast a zero-preventable-accident record.
"We pride ourselves on safety and our record," Jenkins said. "I want to retire with a no-accident record."
That was why he was so careful backing the truck into the Civic Center Tuesday. Had it hit the entryway, his 4.3 million-mile streak and accident-free record would have come to an end.
"It's a challenge, especially considering you've only got a few inches," Jenkins said.
West Virginia Trucking Association President Jan Vineyard said this is the third time for the Share the Road program to be at the Auto Show.
She said the trucking association has partnered with state school superintendents to bring the program to several schools around the state. They also have sent educational videos to schools to incorporate in their driver education courses.
"The reason we work with schools is because they're working with teenagers who are just forming their driving habits and we want them to have safe habits and good habits," Vineyard said.
But she said the Share the Road program isn't just for new drivers.
"It really does bring a lot of people," she said. "When we first had this, I thought we'd just see children, but it's an awful lot of adults, too."
While the program focuses on truck blind spots, Vineyard said the safety tips have evolved beyond that.
"It's not just how to drive around trucks; now it's also about distracted driving," she said.
Studies have shown that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than a non-distracted driver. Those who make phone calls on a handheld cellphone are about six times more likely to wreck.
By comparison, a drunk driver is five times more likely to have an accident than a non-distracted driver.
Lemmon said people who attend the auto show also can try a distracted driving simulator, which shows them what can happen to those who text while driving.
That simulator, sponsored by WCHS TV, will be available on Sunday, the show's final day.
Workers spent most of Tuesday laying tile and otherwise preparing the Civic Center.
Lemmon said the vehicles will be moved into their designated show areas today and setup will be completed by Thursday afternoon.
Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Friday.
Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.