Nebraska Truck Driving Championships


NTDC June 2019 Press Release – History made at 2019 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships

GRAND ISLAND – A rare win by a rookie and a champion performance by the competition’s only female driver brought the crowd to their feet at the 2019 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The Grand Champion Award went to Eric Stein of Werner Enterprises. Christina Gaines of FedEx Express took first place in the straight truck competition.

The Nebraska Trucking Association organized the May 31-June 1 event at Fonner Park to highlight the best professional truck drivers in the state. Competitors demonstrated knowledge, talent and skills which focus on what it takes to be a safe driver on our streets and highways.

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2019 NTDC Class Winners – Congratulations!

Straight Class:

  1. Christina GainesFedEx Express
  2. Shawn HarmsFedEx Freight
  3. Steven HaysGrand Island Express

Three-axle class:

  1. Eric Stein WernerEnterprises
  2. Chris CorbettOld Dominion Freight Line
  3. James O’NeillFedEx Freight

Four-axle class:

  1. David DyeFedEx Freight
  2. Kevin ZelasneyABF Freight
  3. John PoppenFedEx Freight

Five-axle class:

  1. Thomas RottGrand Island Express
  2. Tom CanningOld Dominion Freight Line
  3. Robie JensenFremont Contract Carriers

Five-axle sleeper class:

  1. Tim DeanWerner Enterprises
  2. Jeff TomlinsonFremont Contract Carriers
  3. Jonathan BhattGrand Island Express

Tank truck class:

  1. Larry DerrWerner Enterprises
  2. Scott StroupYRC Freight
  3. Tim AndersonABF Freight

Flatbed class:

  1. Luke BeiermannLyman-Richey Corp.
  2. Josh HowellSunrise Express
  3. George ChaneyFedEx Freight

Twin-trailer class:

  1. Terry DurhamWerner Enterprises
  2. David AugerFedEx Freight
  3. Rich BoydCrete Carrier

Step van class:

  1. Adam StroupFedEx Express
  2. John W. PeytonFedEx Express
  3. Chris CherryFedEx Express

Mixer truck class:

  1. John BrezinaLyman-Richey Corporation
  2. Tommy InzauroLyman-Richey Corporation
  3. Steve KelleyLyman-Richey Corporation

Team winners:

  1. FedEx Freight
  2. Werner Enterprises
  3. ABF Freight

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More About the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships…

A STATEWIDE COMPETITION FOR PROFESSIONAL HEAVY TRUCK DRIVERS WHO MAINTAIN ACCIDENT-FREE DRIVING RECORDS

Put your trucking knowledge to the test…against the best!

A STATEWIDE COMPETITION FOR PROFESSIONAL HEAVY TRUCK DRIVERS WHO MAINTAIN ACCIDENT-FREE DRIVING RECORDS
Four Phases of the Nebraska Truck Driving Championship

    1. Written test covering safety regulations and trucking industry facts
    2. Vehicle inspection where drivers identify defects
    3. Interview with a law enforcement office
    4. Driving skills test in these classes:

• Straight truck with class A, B or C license
• Three-, four- & five-axle sleeper berth and five-axle flatbed driver with class A license
• Five-axle tank driver needs class A license with N or X endorsements
• Twin trailers driver with class A license with T endorsement
• Step van driver can be a CDL or non-CDL license
• Concrete mixer driver with class B license

Winners in each class advance to the National Truck Driving Championships. NTA member companies sponsor their drivers and owner/operators to attend the two-day contest.

SPONSORSHIP
Sponsors of the Truck Driving Championship will get mentioned in the 2019 Nebraska Truck Driving Championship Program, event signage and the special 2019 championship issue of Nebraska Trucker Magazine. Public announcements will also mention sponsors during the driving competition on Saturday, June 1.

Sponsorship levels

Silver – $100
Gold – $250
Platinum – $500
Diamond – $1,500 or more

If you have questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lucas, Heath or Raul. We appreciate your support in making the 2019 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships a success.

EVENT LOCATION

Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801

Future NTDC Championships

  •  May 28-30, 2020
  •  June 17-19, 2021
  • June 2-4, 2022
  • June 1-3, 2023
  • May 30- June 1, 2024