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2020 NC Truck Driving Championship Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 NC Truck Driving Championship Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

5/8/2020 - 5/9/2020


On May 8-9, 2020 the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) will host drivers from across the state to compete in the Truck Driving Championship (TDC). Participants in the TDC will take a written exam that focuses on safety rules and regulations, perform a pre-trip inspection, and complete a skills/driving test. Drivers can register for the following classes: 3-Axle, 4-Axle, 5-Axle, Flatbed, Sleeper, Step Van, Straight Truck, Tank Truck, or Twin Trailers. Competition is limited to (27) drivers per company, with a maximum of (3) drivers per class.

The event will conclude with an awards banquet on Saturday afternoon. Each driver receives one banquet ticket with their registration; additional tickets for spouses, family or company representatives may be purchased. Everyone attending the banquet must have a ticket.

**Deadline for entry is April 20, 2020**

To be Eligible Driver must: 

  • Be based in North Carolina & have been continuously employed for the previous 12 months
  • Have an accident free driving record for the previous 12 consecutive months
  • Have the proper CDL endorsements for the class driven
  • Be employed by an NCTA member company

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each class; Pre-Trip Inspection Winner; Rookie of the Year; and TDC Grand Champion, who will represent North Carolina in the ATA National Truck and Step Van Driving Championship in Indianapolis, IN on August 19-22, 2020.

Cost per driver is $150

Company Tents are welcome, but must be reserved in advance. Please click here to reserve tent space.

Volunteers are critical for a successful event! Please  Click here to register to be a volunteer.

If you can provide equipment for the event Click here


Course Sponsor $3,500

  • Company logo on technician t-shirt
  • Recognition in event announcements
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in event program
  • Recognition in Tarheel Wheels magazine
  • Company logo on Banquet signage
  • Reserved VIP table for 10 at Banquet
  • 10 banquet tickets
  • Company recognition during Banquet

Banquet Sponsor $2,000

  • Company logo on technician t-shirt
  • Recognition in event announcements 
  • Company logo on event signage
  • Company logo in event program
  • Company logo in Tarheel Wheels magazine
  • Company logo on Banquet signage
  • 3 banquet tickets

Course Barricade Sponsor $1,000

  • Company logo on course barricade
  • Recognition in event announcements
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Recognition in event program
  • Company name listed on technician t-shirt

Coffee Break Sponsor $500

  • Company logo on Coffee Break signs
  • Friday and Saturday morning
  • 2 break stations- Inside Expo and outside by course
  • Recognition in event program

Lanyard Sponsor $500 - SOLD 

In-Kind Sponsor $500 (open to non-members)

  • Company name on event signage

*All sponsors must be members of NCTA.   

Event Schedule

Friday, May 8, 2020*

7:00 am - 7:30 am:       Driver Registration - Expo Center

7:45 am - 9:00 am:       Roll Call (Contestants, Judges & Squad Leaders must be present) - Expo Center

9:00 am - 9:30 am:       Course Description — Expo Center

9:30 am - 10:30 am:     Written Exam  — Expo Center

10:30 am - 11:30 am:   Course Walk-Thru/Pre-Trip Inspections — Field course next to the Expo Center

11:30 am - TBD:           Driving Skills Test — Field Course next to Expo Center

Saturday, May 9, 2020*

7:00 am - 11:30 am:     Driving Skills Test — Field course next to Expo Center

11:30 am - 12:00 pm:   VIP & Past Champions Competition

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm:     Banquet & Awards Ceremony — Expo Center

*Times are approximate and subject to change based on participant numbers

NCTA Hotel Room Blocks

Holiday Inn Raleigh North : Nightly Room rate: $102  Book here by 4/23

Hawthorne Suits by Wyndham Raleigh : Nightly Room rate: $127 Book here by 4/17

Fairfield Inn Raleigh Cary : Nightly Room rate: $104  Book here by 4/16

Best Western Plus/NC State: Nightly room rate $109 Book here by 4/9

Four Points Raleigh Arena: Nightly room rate $159 Book here by 4/9

Camping Sites available at the NC State Fairground- $30/day 

No reservations needed, first come first serve

Water, sewer, and electrical access included. Electric ranges from 20-50 amps.

NC State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Expo Center 

Event Contact
Amy Ballard
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