Finalists for 2018 National Truck Driving Championships Announced

by Jake Tully - Published: 8/20/2018

This past weekend, the American Trucking Associations alongside the ATA Safety Maintenance Council announced the finalists for the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

With finalists named in the nine vehicle classes, drivers from 13 companies and 29 states comprise those who are finalists in the Championships.

"Highly skilled truck drivers have spent the last three days demonstrating their precision and knowledge of the industry at the 81st running of the National Truck Driving Championships," said Chris Spear, ATA President and CEO. "We narrowed the field from 424 truck drivers to just 46 finalists who are now vying for the title of national champion in their driving class as well as the overall Bendix Grand Champion title. ATA and the entire trucking industry are waiting anxiously to see who will emerge today to take home top honors."

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Recently announced finalists reportedly began participating in the competition earlier in August of this year, facing a series of behind-the-wheel tests as well as knowledge-based tests.

The ATA reports that following the final event in which the Bendix Grand Champion, Rookie of the Year and top state delegation will be recognized, the awards ceremony will be held and the winner of the overall 2018 National Truck Driving Championships will be recognized.

For more information, including a full list of the finalists in the competition, interested parties may visit the ATA’s site.