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ATA’s Chris Spear Addresses the Champions at NTDC

Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear roused a crowd of hundreds at the National Truck Driving Championships breakfast event Aug. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

Battle of the Banners

Workers organize banner placement at NTDC Workers organize placement of banners at NTDC. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s 3 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and the 424 drivers competing in the National Truck Driving Championships have just walked through the course set up on the expansive exhibit hall floor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NTDC Kicks Off; ‘It’s Just Awesome to Be Here,’ Drivers Say

Drivers prepare to take written exam at NTDC Drivers prepare to take the written exam Aug. 15. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The kickoff to the National Truck Driving Championships featured a grand spectacle at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Aug. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Inspectors Learn, Train as Part of CVSA Competition

CVSA Competition Members of the Ohio Honor Guard march into the room for the start of the state inspector competition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the nation’s top truck drivers descend on Ohio’s capital for the National Truck Driving Championships, a smaller group of safety enthusiasts — 52 law enforcement officials — has convened to determine who among them is the champion inspector.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NAIC Gets Going

A peek into the North American Inspectors Championship, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. NAIC is a competition and training event for North American commercial vehicle inspectors. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Scenes from NTDC 2018

NTDC 2018 is here! More scenes from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, at the truck driving championships, which conclude Aug. 18. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Safety, Logistics

Italy Bridge Collapse Witness Tells of Truck’s Escape

Green truck on edge of collapsed Morandi Bridge A green truck stopped just short of the edge of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

ROME — A witness to the deadly Genoa highway bridge collapse has provided a dramatic account to Italian television SKY TG24, including a description of how a green truck stopped just short of the abyss.

Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Five Things to Watch for at NTDC 2018

Five things to watch for at the National Trucking Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Transport Topics
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Being Defending Champion Adds Pressure, FedEx’s Roland Bolduc Says

Roland Bolduc Bolduc (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Winning it all at last year’s National Truck Driving Championships helped elevate Roland Bolduc’s exposure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Columbus Gets Ready for NTDC

Scenes from the build-up to the National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 15-18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 14, 2018

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