New Jersey Motor Truck Association’s
65th Annual Truck Driving Championships & 11th Annual Step Van Driving Championships
The NJMTA 65th Annual Truck Driving Championships and the 11th Annual Step Van Driving Championships will be held at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin, NJ (near Metro Park) on June 21-22, 2019. This unique event is an opportunity to recognize the skill, knowledge and personality of New Jersey’s top truck drivers.
NJMTA Truck Driving Championships Rules
WHO CAN ENTER: Carriers participating in the NJMTA TDC may enter only one (2) drivers in each class. However, a carrier with a defending champion may enter both the defending champion and two other drivers in that class. Participants for the SVDC may enter up to three (3) drivers from the same company. A non-member of NJMTA may enter only if they have never participated in a past championship. They may not participate in any future championships if they do not become a NJMTA member.
NJMTA TDC Entry Form & Entry & Release Forms
Each applicant must complete an Entry & Release Form. Entry forms must be submitted with all required information, not at separate times. All entry fees must be submitted at the same time entries are submitted. NO walk-in registrations permitted. No Registrations will be accepted after June 7th.
Paperwork must be clear and legible. Scanned or mailed finals will be accepted.
FEES: The fee for NJMTA members, in good standing, is $100 per contestant and the non-member fee is $150 per contestant.
2019 FACTS FOR DRIVERS: The written test is based on the 2019 Facts for Drivers Manual. The manual is an excellent tool for your drivers to use to study for the exam. These manuals can be purchased directly from https://www.atabusinesssolutions.com/ATA-Store/ProductDetails/productid/4143699.
ACCIDENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Driver must be accident free 12 months prior to the TDC. Any questions regarding eligibility due to an accident must be submitted to the committee for determination. Contact TDC Chairperson at Betty Bellanca firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPANY PARTICIPATION/VOLUNTEERS: Any company entering a driver is asked to have a representative join or provide assistance to the TDC. This is a huge event and requires a lot of volunteers. Volunteers welcome!
PRE-TRIP INSPECTION: The Pre-trip inspection will take place on Saturday during the driving test. After each driver has completed their inspection, no contestant will discuss
any procedures or defects they believe they have found with any other contestant until all contestants in all classes have competed.
RESULTS: Judges will not give any results or tell what items were missed. Solutions will be announced Saturday night at the banquet.
CHEATING will not be tolerated. Any driver caught cheating in any way, either by themselves or from a friend or family member in the stands, will cause the entire team to be disqualified. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES may be consumed during the running of this event. The lounge and bar areas are off limits during competition.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION: Winners of the NJMTA TDC and SVDC may be eligible to participate in the American Trucking Association National Truck Driving and Step-Van Driving Championships to be held August 14-17,The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
FOOD and DRINK Restrictions: According to our hotel contract, all food and beverage served on hotel property must be supplied and prepared by the hotel. You may put up tents and bring lawn chairs in designated areas. The hotel will offer a food concession stand.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS – We have a block of rooms at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, Cost is $125 (plus tax 14.875%) per room. The ABSOLUTE DEADLINE for this room rate is MAY 21, 2019. After MAY 21nd reservations will be subject to availability. The block fills up quickly – recommend getting reservations ASAP. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and Check-Out time is Noon. To make hotel reservations call 732-494-6200 and mention “NJ Motor Truck Association block” or reserve on-line at https://reservations.travelclick.com/96418?groupID=2078628.
QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding Championship Rules contact TDC
Chairperson Betty Bellanca at email@example.com
TDC & Safety AWARDS BANQUET: Each entry fee includes one admission ticket to the Awards Banquet. Additional Awards Banquet tickets can be ordered by using the enclosed order form. Extra tickets are $75 each. Children 12 and under $20 each.
TDC SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, June 21
2:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm Welcome/Course Overview
Saturday, June 22
7:30 am Course Walk-through – all participants on course/parking lot
8:00 am Opening Ceremony
Pre-trip and Driving Tests
5:45 pm TDC & Safety Banquet with cash bar – Metropolitan Ball Room