ARLINGTON, Va., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations is recognizing the efforts of professional truck drivers throughout the country who are practicing their safe-driving skills at state competitions in an attempt to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships.
"Safety is a priority for all employees in the trucking industry, but especially the 3.4 million professional truck drivers who deliver the goods we rely on each day," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "The National Truck Driving Championships are one of the ways that ATA works to promote safety, and it's certainly one of the most competitive and fun times of the year. Drivers practice their safe-driving skills, review industry rules and challenge themselves to perform perfect pre-trip inspections – and all of those efforts have an impact on making our highways safer."
The National Truck Driving Championships take place August 10-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Drivers compete for the title of National Champion in eight different classes, with one driver taking home the overall title of 2016 National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion.
ATA's Safety Management Council is hosting this year's National Truck Driving Championships with Premiere Sponsor ACT 1. To find out more about the competition, visit ntdc.trucking.org.
ATA also congratulates the state champions of Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Virginia, Arizona and Nevada who have already secured their spots in Indianapolis. ATA looks forward to tracking the status of the remaining state championships and thanks all participating drivers for their commitment to safety.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations