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2019 Minnesota Truck Driving Championships

June 8-9, 2019


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The Minnesota Truck Driving Championships (TDC) is a two-day competition for professional truck drivers from MTA member companies across Minnesota.   Encourage your drivers to register!   

The top four drivers from each class, upon conclusion of the Saturday, June 8 running, will compete in the finals on Sunday, June 9.  The winners in each class will be announced at the banquet on Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m. following the competition.  One winner will be named the 2019 Grand Champion.  First place winners will have the opportunity to represent Minnesota in the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) hosted by the American Trucking Association, August 14-17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 

The NTDC and affiliated state TDCs like the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships 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.

Drivers can register for the following categories: Straight Truck, 3-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer, 4-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer, 5-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer, 5-Axle Sleeper Berth Tractor-Semitrailer, Tank Truck, Flatbed, Twin Trailers, and Step Van.  Companies may register a maximum of three drivers in each class of competition.

 

The event includes a written test, a pre-trip inspection, and a driving obstacle course.  Drivers will drive equipment that is randomly selected and all efforts will be made to secure "like" equipment in each of the classes.  

 

This family friendly event is open to the public.  Please bring your family, friends, and work colleagues to cheer on the drivers.  Companies with registered drivers are encouraged to bring spectator tents.   Food truck concessions will be available throughout the weekend to contestants and spectators.  All proceeds support the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships.

 

WHY PARTICIPATE?

There are many great reasons for companies to register their drivers to compete at the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships (TDC):

  • The TDC is a great incentive for professional truck drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition. Many of the competitors have millions of accident-free driving miles to their credit.
  • When asked, professional drivers will tell you that they are drawn to the Championships by the spirit of competition and by the prestige of being named the best of the best.
  • 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.
  • Companies can take pride in their drivers’ achievements and recognize their excellence both on and off the road.  This builds good relationships between the company and its drivers, which translates into driver retention.
  • As a family event, it lifts up 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.

DRIVER ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible, a driver must maintain continuous employment with an MTA member motor carrier fleet for a continuous period of at least one year and remain accident free, regardless of fault, for one year prior to TDC.

DRIVER ENTRY FEE:  $165.00 per driver.  The $165.00 Driver Entry Fee includes:  One (1) "Facts for Drivers" Handbook, One (1) MN TDC Patch, One (1) ATA Patch, One (1) 2019 TDC Hat, breakfast and lunch for both days of the competition, and Two (2) Award Ceremony Tickets for the Driver.  You can purchase additional quantities of these items in the registration system. 

COMPETITION LOCATION
Rihm Kenworth - Coon Rapids
9400 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433

HOST HOTEL
AmericInn by Wyndham Mounds View
2200 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View, MN 55112
ROOM RATE - $116 plus tax.  Rate includes complimentary breakfast.  Rooms can accommodate up to 5 people.
Call (763) 786-2000 to make your room reservations by May 5, 2019.
Group Name to Mention - MTA TDC 2019

AWARDS BANQUET LOCATION
The Mermaid (attached to the AmericInn)
2200 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View, MN 55112
Price for Banquet Tickets - $30 (Registered drivers receive 2 tickets with paid driver registration fee).

Please download the following documents BEFORE entering the registration system.  

2019 TDC Registration Instructions

2019 ATA TR-1 TR-2 Fillable PDFs

Driver Handout - What to Expect

2019 TDC Schedule of Events

Click to Register Drivers

*if you would prefer, you can also download the fillable pdfs, TYPE in your responses, and scan and email the registration forms to kristi@mntruck.org

2018 Results

Congratulations to the 2018 Grand Champion, Tim McNamee of YRC Freight!



Click HERE for the full list of results!