Three YRC Worldwide subsidiaries announced Monday, July 31, that collectively they are sending 64 drivers to the National Truck Driving Championships, to be held Aug. 15-19 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The first-place winners of the state truck driving championships qualify for the American Trucking Associations’ national championships. To participate in state competitions, drivers must be accident-free for one year.
The drivers will compete against nearly 400 others for national titles in eight different classes of vehicles and for the National Grand Champion title. The drivers accumulate points by demonstrating their driving skills and knowledge of the trucking industry through a series of tests. The drivers are given a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and a field test.