State Truck Driving Championships are considered one of the industry’s largest and most effective safety programs. Known to many as the "Super Bowl of Safety," these annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.
At the TDC competition, and in their respective classes, drivers are tested on their expertise in the driving skills they use daily. The competition course challenges their knowledge of safety, equipment and the industry. The skills course tests the drivers’ ability to judge distances, maneuver tight spaces, reverse, park, and position their vehicle exactly over scales, before barriers or around curves.
Encourage your drivers to participate in the State Truck Driving Championship and to showcase their superior driving skills and commitment to safety and the opportunity to compete at the National Truck Driving Championship.
The National Truck Driving Championship is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by the American Trucking Associations. This competition has a long history – dating back to 1937 when it was known as the National Truck Roadeo.
The National Truck Driving Championship consists of state champions in nine truck types from all 50 states. Collectively, they have driven 604,122,031 accident-free miles.
The Championships are a great incentive for professional truck drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition. Many of the competitors have millions of accident-free driving miles to their credit.
Many companies encourage and support their drivers as a method of reinforcing their safe driving initiatives.
When asked, professional drivers will tell you that they are drawn to the Championships by the spirit of competition and by the prestige of being named the best of the best. It is described by drivers as being like the Olympics, where they come to win but revel in the camaraderie and excitement. In addition to First, Second and Third Place tiles, drivers vie for the Professional Excellence Award, the Vehicle Condition Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the ultimate designation - The Grand Champion Award.