Top truck drivers set to compete in St. Louis

Aug. 7, 2015
ATA hosts 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships
Next week, more than 400 top professional truck drivers from across the country will head to St. Louis for the 78th annual “Super Bowl of Safety,” the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, hosted by American Trucking Assns.“Safety is the trucking industry’s top priority,” said ATA chairman Duane Long, chairman of Logistics, Raleigh, N.C. “And each year, the industry’s commitment to safety is displayed at the NTDCs. The competitors here are the safest drivers on the highway and an example for us all.”Over three days, 431 competitors from all 50 states, including 39 first-time participants, representing 85 different companies will vie for honors in one of eight different classes and the title of Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.The festivities begin on Aug. 13 with the Breakfast of Champions, followed by three days of competition behind the wheel on a challenging driving course and other tests of their knowledge of safety and of the industry.Competition concludes on Aug. 15 with the crowning of the Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion, as well as with awards for drivers in every vehicle class and for the top state delegation. The Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry is premiere sponsor of the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, taking place Aug. 11-15 at the America’s Center Convention Complex and Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

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