NTDC
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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDs Must Be Registered at FMCSA, Official Reminds Safety Inspectors

Danielle Smith gives ELD presentation Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Electronic logging devices need to be registered with the federal trucking regulatory agency in order to be valid, an agency official reminded law enforcement officials on Aug. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Confident Rookies, Veterans Review Course on NTDC’s First Day

Drivers at NTDC 2017 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Miguel “Mikey” Corral, a FedEx Freight driver making his second appearance at a National Truck Driving Championship, intends to be repetitive and consistent during the next few days of competition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety Inspectors Examine Fraudulent Documents, Brush Up on Hazmat Rules

ORLANDO, Fla. — As the quality of fake licenses and other documents continues to improve, law enforcement officers must keep up to spot the frauds, a safety expert told a group of inspectors at their annual competition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2017
Business, Safety

ATA Leaders Express Support for ‘Super Bowl of Safety’ Competitors

NTDC 2016 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The 428 commercial drivers taking part this year in the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships embody the commitment to safety promoted across the industry, said Kevin Burch, the chairman of American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2017

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