2018 National Truck Driving Championships Qualifiers Determinedby Jake Tully - Published: 8/03/2018
Earlier today, the American Trucking Associations announced its congratulations for 424 professional drivers who qualified for the National Truck Driving Championships in 2018 to be held at the Columbus Convention Center in Ohio during August 15-18 of this year.
In announcing other key details regarding the National Truck Driving Championships, the ATA reports that the professional drivers involved in the event demonstrate safety-oriented and skilled drivers currently operating on highways in the country.
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"Truck drivers are passionate, highly-skilled professionals who practice safety on our nation's highways every day," said Chris Spear, ATA President and CEO . "Our industry is proud of these men and women. For 81 years we've been fortunate to hold an annual competition in order to let these drivers demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a competitive environment."
According to the ATA, last year’s grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express won the 5-axle state championship in June of this year, who will be defending his National Truck Driving Championships crown this August.
In order to qualify for the championships, drivers must have a year of accident-free driving as well as secure a place as the winner in their vehicle class at the driving championships at the state level.
The ATA reports that the driving competition itself consists of behind-the-wheel tests as well as written examinations testing a driver’s knowledge of safety protocol and trucking facts.
For more information on the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships, interested parties may visit the ATA’s site.