Drivers Gear Up for the "Super Bowl of Safety"
08/11/2015 — Matt Nagel
The National Truck Driving Championships are here again and the country’s top truckers are ready to compete for the right to be crowned the Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion! 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 Associations.
“Safety is the trucking industry’s top priority,” said ATA Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, 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 August 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 August 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 August 11-15 at the America’s Center Convention Complex and Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Many of the PartnerShip core carrier partners have drivers competing this week and PartnerShip is proud to maintain alliances with some of the most safe and reliable carriers in the industry!
Thinking about checking out the competition first-hand? Click here to take a look at the schedule of events for the competition. We’ve also included the video below of highlights from the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh to give you a better idea of the competition makeup and what to expect.