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2024 NC Truck Driving Championship (TDC) and Top Tech Challenge

6/7/2024 - 6/8/2024


We are excited to host the North Carolina Trucking Association Truck Driving Competition and Top Tech Challenge again in 2024! 

Below you will find information on sponsorships, registration, volunteering, tent space requests, awards lunch and hotel information.


Sponsorships for the TDC | Top Tech Challenge have been adjusted to be more in line with our other conferences and to allow more overall visibility to our sponsors throughout the entire event.  To sponsor one of the Itemized Sponsor Add-on Opportunities you will be required to have a Base Sponsorship first and then if you choose, to add-on an Itemized Sponsorship. To keep the overall sponsorship prices in line with past years we are adding in a Bronze $500 Base Sponsor level to this event only (for example, the Barricade sponsorship that cost $1000 in past years will be available at the same price this year with a Bronze base sponsorship of $500 and then the $500 Barricade add-on). These changes will allow our sponsors to gain more visibility throughout the entire event, registration process and during the event promotion instead of just at the Itemized Sponsor Item as in yeas past.

Base Sponsorships 

Increase your visibility with an Itemized Sponsor Add-on Opportunities
***Base Sponsorship Level Required for Add-Ons***


REGISTRATION (Deadline is May 24, 2024)

Truck Driving Competition

Entry Fee:  $150 per driver  

~Be based in North Carolina & have been continuously employed by a motor carrier fleet for the previous 12 months
~Have an accident-free driving record from the day immediately following the 2023 National Truck Driving Championships until and including the date of the 2024 National Truck Driving Championships
~Have the proper CDL endorsements for the class driven
~Be employed by an NCTA member company

Please note: Registration is first come first serve until May 24th or when we reach the max number of drivers of 175. 

There is no cap on the number of drivers per company or class this year. 

If you would like to participate but don't know who your drivers will be, please email Lindsey at to reserve your spots - please include the total count of drivers you're planning on registering and in what classes.

Top Tech Challenge

Entry Fee:  $75 per technician, students at North Carolina Community Colleges are free.  

Contestants must reside in the state of North Carolina and be employed by a member of the North Carolina Trucking Association or be enrolled as a student at a state sponsored college or university that has a transportation program. Contestant must sign and return agreement and release form upon registration.


The purpose of the this program is to recognize North Carolina truck drivers for their commitment to safety and professionalism during their driving career.  Driver of the Month is based on 12 months of performance and Driver of the Year must be a previous Driver of the Month recipient.  Winners will be recognized at the Awards Lunch on Saturday following the Truck Driving Championship and Top Tech Challenge. 

To submit nominations for Driver of the Month or Driver of the Year fill out the application here

Deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2024 


The NC Road Team consists of commercial truck drivers who excel at their profession and are dedicated to safety, courtesy and responsibility.  The NC Road Team Captains promote highway safety and inform the general public about the trucking industry through events such as "No Zone" presentations, driver education classes and more.  Nominations for the 2024-2025 year are now open. 

To see the qualifications or to submit a nomination for Road Team Captain view application here.  


**The Awards Lunch is a Ticket-Only Event**

The Awards Lunch on Saturday from 12:30pm - 2pm is to recognize Winners from the Truck Driving Competition, Top Tech Challenge as well as the Road Team Captains, and we will also be recognizing the Drivers of the Month and Driver of the Year.  

Entry to the Awards Lunch is included for all competitors with their registration.  Additional Award Lunch tickets will need to be purchased for family, guests and company representatives. Award Lunch Tickets are $40.  Awards Lunch tickets will be picked up at the registration table and will only be distributed to the purchaser or the Authorized pick up person.


Home2 Suites by Hilton Raleigh State Arena (room block available; $209 per night)
6825 Corporate Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
4 miles from the NC State Fairgrounds

Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh - Crabtree Valley (room block available; $149 per night)
2200 Summit Park Lane  
Raleigh, NC 27612
5 miles from the NC State Fairgrounds

Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh - Crabtree Valley (room block available; $139 per night)
5400 Homewood Banks Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
5 miles from the NC State Fairgrounds

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle (no room block; please call for reservations)
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513
5 miles from the NC State Fairgrounds

Four Points by Sheraton Raleigh Arena (no room block; please call for reservations)
1200 Hurricane Alley Way
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 854-0502
1 mile from the NC State Fairgrounds

Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Cary 1-40 PNC Arena (no room block; please call for reservations)
111 Hampton Woods Lane
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-1798
3 miles from the NC State Fairgrounds


If you are interested in camping, you will need to contact the NC State Fairgrounds Ground Patrol at (919) 612-6767.  Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and must be arranged through the fairgrounds.


Volunteers are critical for the event's success, and it's a great way to experience the TDC/Top Tech!  To see the shifts and roles available, check out the volunteer registration form.  Assignments will be sent out by email prior to the event.


Equipment is are critical for the event's success, without enough tractors/trailers for the different classes it slows down the competition and limits the number of drivers we are able to have compete.  If you are able to donate equipment to be used during the the event, please use the link below to share your availability.  The equipment will be needed starting on Thursday June 6th through the completion of the competition on Saturday June 8th.  

Equipment sign-up form.  Assignments will be confirmed by email prior to the event.


Any company wishing to reserve tent space must fill out the request form prior to May 24, 2024.  All spaces will be assigned by the TDC/Top Tech Committee prior to the event, locations and set up information will be emailed prior to the event.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Mandy at 

NC State Fairgrounds

Raleigh, NC United States

Expo Center

Event Contact
Mandy Hemsworth
(919) 980-0404
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6/7/2024 - 6/8/2024
Top Tech Challenge
Truck Driving Championship
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