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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has canceled this year’s North American Inspectors Championship, which had been scheduled to take place in August in Minneapolis, the trade group announced March 5.
The next championship is scheduled for Aug. 15-19, 2022, in Indianapolis.
The North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) is an annual CVSA competition and training event that trains, tests, recognizes and awards commercial motor vehicle inspector excellence. Each jurisdiction sends its best commercial motor vehicle inspector to compete against top inspectors from other jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.
CVSA has canceled this year’s North American Inspectors Championship. NAIC is normally held concurrently with ATA's driving championships. After ATA’s cancellation of its driver competition, CVSA made the decision to cancel the inspector competition. https://t.co/39IvNdxy5w— CVSA (@CVSA) March 5, 2021
The championship event convenes concurrently with American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, including a combined driver and inspector awards ceremony.
Due to ATA’s recent announcement that this year’s national driver competition has been canceled, the CVSA board of directors and NAIC program leadership made the decision to cancel the inspector competition.
For the second summer in a row, the National Truck Driving Championships & National Step Van Driving Championships are being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A note from ATA President and CEO Chris Spear re: the 2021 National Truck Driving Championships.— American Trucking (@TRUCKINGdotORG) February 18, 2021
To all the drivers who continue to serve on the front lines throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, we salute you -- and we'll see you in Indianapolis next year. #NTDCpic.twitter.com/tqmvQVCPuv
In a Feb. 17 letter to the truck driving community, ATA President Chris Spear listed a multitude of reasons that led the federation to forgo the event.
“After discussing major challenges such as travel bans, equipment donations, CDC restrictions, ability for state trucking associations to host events prior to August and building capacity in Minneapolis, the decision has been made to cancel” the events, Spear said.
This year’s truck driver competition had been scheduled for Aug. 11-14 in Minneapolis.
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