Truck Driving Championships Kick Off Next Week

July 28, 2010

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The American Trucking Associations will hold its National Truck Driving Championships next week, from Aug. 3 to 7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio

During the event, 400 top professional truck drivers from all across the U.S. will compete in the what's considered the "Super Bowl of Safety."

The contestants are state champions (in eight competing classes with an affiliated competition for step vans) from all 50 states. They have driven over a half billion accident-free miles in earning the right to compete in the NTDC.

Drivers will compete for four days, challenging their driving skills, and knowledge of safety, equipment and the industry. The tests typically include obstacles like an alley dock, a rear line stop, a side park, a scales stop, a turn, a front line stop, and straight line driving through a diminishing clearance.

The National Grand Champion Truck Driver will be announced on Aug. 7, along with individual champions in each truck class. The state team with the highest score will also be honored.

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