NTDC
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 next week's 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
Business, Safety

Here Are the 46 NTDC Finalists

NTDC competition John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The field of drivers competing to become the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion has been narrowed to 46 with the naming of finalists in each of nine classes.

Transport Topics
August 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

NTDC Veteran Cates Lauds Caliber of Drivers at Championships

Rick Cates John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the first two days of the National Truck Driving Championships, Rick Cates, a tall, soft-spoken gentleman with white hair and glasses, monitored aspects of the pretrip portion of the competition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2017
Safety

2017 NTDC Sights and Sounds

From the classroom to the skills course on the convention floor, get a glimpse of a typical day at the National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2017
Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC: Bumper Cam Skills Competition

Go along for the ride via "Bumper Cam" as a driver maneuvers on the National Truck Driving Championships skills test course at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2017

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