Florida Truck Driving Championships 2024

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The Florida Trucking Association (FTA) is excited to announce the 2024 Florida Truck Driving Championships (TDC), an event that celebrates the very best in driving a truck. Set to take place on June 14-15 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, this championship highlights the skills and knowledge required for driving a truck effectively and safely.

This family-oriented event will bring together over 300 of Florida’s top commercial motor vehicle drivers, who will demonstrate their exceptional driving skills and industry knowledge as they battle it out for the prestigious title of Grand Champion. Driving a truck is not just about navigating roads; it involves a deep understanding of vehicle mechanics, safety regulations, and situational awareness.

“The Florida Truck Driving Championships offer a platform to recognize and honor the best professional truck drivers in our state. Their dedication to professionalism and, most importantly, safety, make them ambassadors of our industry,” said Alix Miller, president and CEO of FTA. “These drivers are the backbone of our nation’s economy, and this annual event showcases their impressive abilities and unwavering dedication to performing their duties with safety and efficiency.”

This year’s participants come from reputable firms such as UPS, FedEx, Amazon, Publix, Walmart, Sysco, Oakley, and Florida Rock and Tank Lines.

Competitors will participate in various categories, including straight truck, tank, sleeper, twins, 3-to-5-axle, auto transport, flatbed, and step van. All scores will contribute to the final Grand Champion rankings.

The competition kicks off with a written regulatory exam, which tests the drivers’ knowledge of the laws and safety practices essential for driving a truck. This is followed by a pre-trip inspection, and then the driving skills course.

Winners of the Florida TDC will qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships hosted by the American Trucking Associations, scheduled for August 21-24 in Indianapolis. This offers a national stage to celebrate the highest levels of proficiency in driving a truck.

The event is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to attend to learn more about the trucking industry and witness some of the best professional truck drivers in action.


Source: The Trucker