National Truck Driving Championships to be held next week in St. Louis

Updated Aug 7, 2015

More than 400 top professional truck drivers from across the country will descend on St. Louis next week for the 78th annual Super Bowl of Safety.

The Super Bowl of Safety consists of the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships and will be hosted by the American Trucking Associations on Aug. 11-15.

“Safety is the trucking industry’s top priority,” said ATA Chairman Duane Long. “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 the three days, 431 competitors from all 50 states, including 39 first-time participants, representing 85 different companies will compete for honors in one of eight different classes and the title of Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

The competition will kick off Thursday, Aug. 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 will wrap up Saturday, Aug. 15, with the crowning of the 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 the premiere sponsor of the event taking place at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

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