NE Truck Driving Championships
THANK YOU to all who participated in our 2018 Nebraska Trucking Driving Championships!
Congrats to all the winners!- Press Release, Award Winners & Event Gallery Below!
Be Sure to Join us in 2019 to put your trucking knowledge to the test!
What is the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships??
A statewide competition for professional heavy truck drivers who maintain accident-free driving records
The championships have four phases:
- A written test covering safety regulations and trucking industry facts
- A vehicle inspection in which drivers must identify defects
- An interview with a law enforcement officer
- A driving skills test in one of nine classes: step van, straight truck, three-axle truck, four-axle truck, five-axle truck, five-axle sleeper truck, tanker, flatbed or twin-trailer.
Winners in each class advance to the National Truck Driving Championships.
Nebraska Trucking member trucking companies sponsor their drivers and owner/operators to attend the two-day contest. Staff from member companies serve as volunteer officials for the competition.
Your support at any level would be greatly appreciated. Benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Truck Driving Championships will include your names printed in the official championships program, on event signage and in the post-championships issue of Nebraska Trucker magazine. In addition, sponsors will be recognized via public announcements during the driving competition on Saturday, June 9.
AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
- GOLD – $100
- PLATINUM – $250
- DIAMOND – $500
If you have any questions about the sponsorship opportunities or would prefer to donate other items, please contact Sheila O’Connor. We appreciate your support in making the 2018 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships a success.
Please submit your Sponsorship Form electronically, you can email forms to sheila.oconnor@nebtrucking.
NTDC June 11, 2018 Press Release
Nebraska Truck Driving Champions Announced
This annual event offers Nebraska’s best professional truck drivers a chance to demonstrate knowledge, talent and skills in a competition highlighting what it takes to be a safe driver on today’s streets and highways. 100 drivers participated in this year’s championships in eleven classes. Additional awards were presented based upon scores in the four separate test areas: written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection and driving test. Team awards are also given to the company with three or more drivers competing with the highest overall score.
The 2018 overall grand champion is Tim Dean with Werner Enterprises in Omaha, NE
2018 NTDC Winners – Congratulations!
Clinton Rast – ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
Christina Gaines – FedEx Express-Lincoln – Lincoln
Robert White – Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Paul Badgett – FedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Larry Derr – Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Joseph Busch – ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
Tom Canning – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. – Omaha
Kevin Zelasney – ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
John Poppen – FedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Toby Kort – FedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Sam Wilson – XPO Logistics, Inc. – Aurora
David Vance – Crete Carrier Corporation – Lincoln
Five-axle sleeper class:
Tim Dean – Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Paul Smith – ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
David Standring – Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc. – Omaha
Tank truck class:
Pat Crumb – Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc. – Fremont
Philip DeLauder, Sr. – Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Scott Stroup – YRC Freight – Omaha
Daryl Johnson – YRC Freight – Omaha
Shane Bushhousen – Sunrise Express, Inc. – Grand Island
George Chaney – FedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Terry Durham – Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Lawton Biddle – Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. – Omaha
Rich Boyd – Crete Carrier Corporation – Lincoln
Step van class:
Jeremiah Saffold – FedEx Express-Omaha – Omaha
Chris Cherry – FedEx Express-Lincoln – Lincoln
Theresa Trively – FedEx Express-Omaha – Omaha
Mixer truck class:
Daniel Zeibig – NEBCO – Beatrice Concrete – Crete
Steven Kelley – Lyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha
Nicholas Siracuse – Lyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha
Truck and Pup:
Bob Duff – Lyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha
Mike LeMay – Greater Omaha Express, LLC – Omaha
Scott Neben – NEBCO – Kearney Crete and Block – Kearney
ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc. – Fremont