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September 12, 2017 1:00 PM, EDT
NTDC Grand Champion Roland Bolduc to Be Honored at MCE
Roland Bolduc John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The top driver at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships will be honored at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations in October.

NTDC grand champion Roland Bolduc will be among the half-dozen honorees up for recognition during the conference’s awards luncheon Oct. 22. For Bolduc, the event will mark a return to the venue in Orlando, Fla., where conquered the sleeper berth class.

The championships were held in Orlando in August.

Bolduc, a FedEx Express driver for 23 years, has accrued nearly 2 million safe-driving miles. He was an America’s Road Team Captain in 2000. When he was asked to share his strategy for winning the grand champion title, Bolduc told Transport Topics: “Practice. Practice. Practice. And always, just safety; that’s No. 1.”

MCE is scheduled for Oct. 21-25 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. The theme will be “Building Trucking’s Future.”

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“Each year, MCE gives ATA the chance to gather together, celebrate our industry, focus on the future and set a path forward for trucking, and this year will be no exception,” ATA Chris Spear said. “MCE has been, and will remain, the premier gathering for trucking industry leaders and executives.”