The "Super Bowl of Safety" is sponsored annually by the American Trucking Associations.
The NTDC contestants are state champions from all 50 states. States send winners from each class of competition, from 18-wheeled five-axle sleepers to tank trucks to twin trailers to straight trucks; there are eight competing classes in all.
Drivers will compete for four days, challenging their driving skills, and knowledge of safety, equipment and the industry. The test course recreates real world obstacles that drivers encounter daily, such as an alley dock, a rear and/or front line stop, a scales stop, a right or left turn, parallel parking, or straight line driving through a diminishing clearance.
Saturday, August 23, the U.S. will have a new National Grand Champion professional truck driver, individual champions in each class, and a state champion team.
More info: www.truckline.com/aboutata/ntdc/2008