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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 the Aug. 21 edition of Transport Topics, that was abundantly the case at the recent National Truck Driving Championships and its companion event for truck and bus safety inspectors.

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)

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 | Senior Reporter
August 15, 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Drivers Celebrate Safety as NTDC Kicks Into High Gear

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of drivers set to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships were asked to first pledge a commitment to safety, honesty and respect.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2017

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