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CANCELLED - 2020 NC Truck Driving Championship

5/8/2020 - 5/9/2020


**The TDC has been cancelled.**  last updated 4/13/20

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.

Event contact:  Amy Ballard at

**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

Practice Test Click here

Facts For Drivers: 2020 Facts for Drivers is a concise, fact-filled book that is an essential study tool for contestants of company, regional, state and National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships. The book is available here for purchase in both a PDF format as well as a downloadable MP3.  



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

7:30 am - 8:15 am:       Roll Call (Contestants, Judges & Squad Leaders must be present) - Expo Center

8:30 am - 9:00 am:       Course Description — Expo Center

9:15 am - 10:15 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: $159  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
(919) 834-0387 x224
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