truck driving championships
2020 Truck Driving Championships
In response to the human health and the operational challenges facing our members during the COVID-19 crisis, we have made adjustments to our scheduled events through August.
The 2020 Minnesota Truck Driving Championships has been cancelled. Additionally, ATA has cancelled the 2020 National Truck Driving Championships. We thank you all for your continued support and participation in the event and look forward to seeing you all again in 2021. Please reach out to if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you all back in 2021!
What's TDC All About?
The Minnesota Truck Driving Championships (TDC) is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by Minnesota Trucking Association. Drivers compete in one of nine classes – Straight Truck, Flatbed, Three Axle, Four Axle, Five Axle, Tank, Twin Trailer, Sleeper Berth and Step Van. Winners in each class go on to compete in ATA’s National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC).
NTDC and affiliated state TDCs are considered one of the industry’s largest and most effective safety programs. These annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.
During the TDC, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests. The drivers undergo a written examination, pre-trip inspection test and finally, the most visible - the skills test.
Why Send Drivers to TDC?
TDC is a great incentive for drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition.
Drivers come to win, but revel in the camaraderie and excitement.
Competing drivers feel a sense of pride and achievement, which creates good driver morale and positive attitudes among employees and with customers.
Driver retention. Companies can take pride in their drivers’ achievements and recognize their excellence both on and off the road, building strong relationships between companies and drivers.
As a fun, family event, TDC promotes truck driving as a good career choice and presents a positive image of the truck driver and the trucking industry.
It’s fun, and builds company pride to have a rooting section at the TDC cheering on your drivers.