2017 NTDC

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017 4:45 PM, EDT

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

FedEx's Scott Mugno (left)

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.

Business, Equipment, Safety

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

Richard Gillespie in 2014 photo

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

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

Roland Bolduc congratulated

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

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

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

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

Houston Inspector Makes Quick Work of Field to Win NAIC Title

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the North American Inspectors Championship, speed is your friend. For Rommel Garcia, wrapping up the skills challenges quickly at the annual tournament was a strategy that paid off.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2017
Safety

Having Trouble Hearing at NTDC? Blame Wal-Mart’s Fans

Wal-Mart fans at 2017 NTDC

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wal-Mart fans cheered their drivers at every turn at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2017

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