NTDC
Business, Safety

Industry Praises Top Drivers, Technician at Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Truck Driving Championships grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express, along with TMC SuperTech grand champion Mark McLean, a technician with FedEx Freight, and Gary Plant, a Wal-Mart driver from Colorado, commanded center stage before American Trucking Associations executives at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Scott Mugno Is the ‘Brain Coach’ to FedEx’s Championship Drivers

FedEx's Scott Mugno (left) Mugno (left) by Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

When FedEx Express’ Roland Bolduc claimed the Grand Champion prize at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships, he did so as part of a team of about 170 company drivers who were dominant in every class. While the skills required to claim those victories are varied and unique to the competitors, the company has for years relied heavily on one man to get its drivers ready: Scott Mugno.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Truck-Driving Heroes, On and Off the Clock, Honored by FedEx Freight for Going Extra Mile

Sean Davis/Flickr

Like many a Good Samaritan, Blake Carter shrugged off his golden deed as what anyone should have done in the same circumstance.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
September 28, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

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.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Passion to Be the Best

Watching people with the liberty to pursue happiness actually do so can be highly worthwhile, even inspirational. As our team in Orlando, Fla., shows on this website and in the Aug. 21 edition of Transport Topics, that was abundantly the case at the recent National Truck Driving Championships and its companion event for truck and bus safety inspectors.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Dan Horvath Talks About Volunteering at NTDC

Each year the National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships depends on the contributions of a massive volunteer force. Dan Horvath of TransForce describes his role in this interview with TT's Eugene Mulero. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Volunteers Come Back to NTDC Every Year for the Love of It

Richard Gillespie in 2014 photo Richard Gillespie in 2014 photo (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Since 1992, Richard Gillespie has ensured his fellow volunteers at the National Truck Driving Championships have plenty of pens, notepads and clipboards to be able to keep score when judging a challenge.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2017
Business, Safety

2017 NTDC Winners' Gallery

A look at the winners in various classes and competitions at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-12, 2017.

Transport Topics
August 12, 2017
Business, Safety

Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express Wins 2017 National Truck Driving Championship Crown

Roland Bolduc congratulated Bolduc gets congratulatory kiss from FedEx colleague Scott Mugno (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express and East Longmeadow, Mass., earned the title of 2017 Bendix Grand Champion Aug. 12 at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2017
Business, Safety

Watching Out for Little Ducks, Big Rig Drivers

The duck mascot high-fives a young fan John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The man inside the duck costume at the National Truck Driving Championships considers it his calling to give last rites to tiny rubber ducks, pats on the back to drivers and high-fives, handshakes and hugs to supporters in the stands.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2017

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