2017 NTDC

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, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Drivers Celebrate Safety as NTDC Kicks Into High Gear

ATA President Chris Spear

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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDs Must Be Registered at FMCSA, Official Reminds Safety Inspectors

Danielle Smith gives ELD presentation

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 | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

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

Drivers at NTDC 2017

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
Business, Safety

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

NTDC 2016

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 | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by State

2016 NTDC scene

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the state for which they are competing, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

July 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by Company

2016 NTDC competitors

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the company they are competing for, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

July 27, 2017

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2017 National Truck Driving Championships Live Blog