Nebraska Truck Driving Championships

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

May 31-June 1, 2019
Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801

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.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities. 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.


Ramada by Wyndham Midtown
2503 S Locust St, Grand Island, Nebraska

Mention you are a participant or volunteer at the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships. Make reservations soon as a sell-out is possible.


Coming soon

Future NTDC Championships

  • May 30-June 1, 2019
  •  May 28-30, 2020
  •  June 17-19, 2021
  • June 2-4, 2022
  • June 1-3, 2023
  • May 30- June 1, 2024

2019 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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

Click here to Read the Full Press Release

The 2018 Championships

2018 NTDC Winners – Congratulations!

Straight Class:

Clinton Rast – ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
Christina GainesFedEx Express-Lincoln – Lincoln
Robert WhiteWerner Enterprises – Omaha

Three-axle class:

Paul BadgettFedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Larry DerrWerner Enterprises – Omaha
Joseph BuschABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha

Four-axle class:

Tom CanningOld Dominion Freight Line, Inc. – Omaha
Kevin ZelasneyABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
John PoppenFedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora

Five-axle class:

Toby KortFedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora
Sam WilsonXPO Logistics, Inc. – Aurora
David VanceCrete Carrier Corporation – Lincoln

Five-axle sleeper class:

Tim DeanWerner Enterprises – Omaha
Paul SmithABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
David StandringHill Brothers Transportation, Inc. – Omaha

Tank truck class:

Pat CrumbFremont Contract Carriers, Inc. – Fremont
Philip DeLauder, Sr.Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Scott StroupYRC Freight – Omaha

Flatbed class:

Daryl Johnson – YRC Freight – Omaha
Shane Bushhousen – Sunrise Express, Inc. – Grand Island
George Chaney – FedEx Freight, Inc. – Aurora

Twin-trailer class:

Terry DurhamWerner Enterprises – Omaha
Lawton BiddleOld Dominion Freight Line, Inc. – Omaha
Rich BoydCrete Carrier Corporation – Lincoln

Step van class:

Jeremiah SaffoldFedEx Express-Omaha – Omaha
Chris CherryFedEx Express-Lincoln – Lincoln
Theresa TrivelyFedEx Express-Omaha – Omaha

Mixer truck class:

Daniel ZeibigNEBCO – Beatrice Concrete – Crete
Steven KelleyLyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha
Nicholas SiracuseLyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha

Truck and Pup:

Bob Duff –  Lyman-Richey Corporation – Omaha
Mike LeMayGreater Omaha Express, LLC – Omaha
Scott NebenNEBCO – Kearney Crete and Block – Kearney

Team winners:

ABF Freight System, Inc. – Omaha
Werner Enterprises – Omaha
Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc. – Fremont