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Con-way's Langenhahn Named NTDC Grand Champion

Langenhahn by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Plover, Wis., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 16.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2014
Business

NAIC Crowns Inspector Champions

Truck inspectors from Arizona and Canada captured the top awards at the 22nd annual North American Inspectors Championship here this week.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2014
Business

Attending His 43rd NTDC, Gillespie Now Lets Others Have the Driving Thrill

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trucking championships — the titles and the events — are practically a way of life for retired trucker Richard Gillespie.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2014
Business

Bumper Cam! Watch a Truck Navigate the NTDC Course

John Somers II for Transport Topics

We placed a video camera on the bumper of a truck competing at the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships to provide a ground-level view of the challenge drivers face as they try to dodge the ducks.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2014
Business

Not Even Cancer Can Keep YRC’s Messmer From Competing in NTDC

John Sommers II for TT

YRC Freight driver David Messmer’s name was on the list of competitors for the Arizona Truck Driving Championships, but the day of that event all eyes were on the doors as they began to close for the start of the competition.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2014
Business

Competitors Say NTDC Makes Them Better Drivers

John Somers II for Transport Topics

"I know it’s made me a better driver out on the road,” says one driver of the experience gained by competing at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2014
Business

Graves Touts Drivers’ Professionalism at NTDC

John Sommers II for TT

Trucking’s lifeblood is quality professionals — the drivers and law enforcement officers — American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said Thursday during the Breakfast of Champions at the start of the National Truck Driving Championships.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2014
Business

NTDC Presents Off-Road Challenge for Drivers

John Somers II for Transport Topics

One hundred ninety drivers competed in four of the nine championship divisions Thursday: three-axle, four axle, flatbed and tanker.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2014
Business

Record Number of Women Drivers Competing at NTDC

Stan Lindsey Photography

Eleven women, a record number, are competing for top honors this week at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2014
Business

NTDC: Competition Breeds Better Drivers, Safety Directors Say

Sam Faucette of Old Dominion

If anyone is measuring the enthusiasm in the viewing stands this week at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh, some of the loudest cheering probably will be from the safety directors working at carriers large and small.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2014

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