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Truck Drivers Preparing for National Truck Driving Championships

April 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety, Technology

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced professional truck drivers throughout the country are currently practicing their safe-driving skills at state competitions in an attempt to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships.

The National Truck Driving Championships take place Aug. 10-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Drivers compete for the title of National Champion in eight different classes, with one driver taking home the overall title of 2016 National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion.

“Safety is a priority for all employees in the trucking industry, but especially the 3.4 million professional truck drivers who deliver the goods we rely on each day,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “The National Truck Driving Championships are one of the ways that ATA works to promote safety, and it’s certainly one of the most competitive and fun times of the year. Drivers practice their safe-driving skills, review industry rules and challenge themselves to perform perfect pre-trip inspections – and all of those efforts have an impact on making our highways safer.”

ATA’s Safety Management Council is hosting this year’s National Truck Driving Championships with Premiere Sponsor ACT 1. To find out more about the competition, visit

ATA also congratulates the state champions of Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Arizona and Nevada who have already secured their spots in Indianapolis. ATA looks forward to tracking the status of the remaining state championships and thanks all participating drivers for their commitment to safety.