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New Jersey Motor Truck Association’s 

66th Annual Truck Driving Championships & 12th Annual Step Van Driving Championships

The NJMTA 66th Annual Truck Driving Championships and the 12th Annual Step Van Driving Championships will be held at the Showboat Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City on June 26-27, 2020. This unique event is an opportunity to recognize the skill, knowledge and personality of New Jersey’s top truck drivers.


Complete a NJ Entry Form NJ-1 and submit payment (Online Registration Available)

Registration fee for NJMTA members, in good standing - $100 per contestant

Registration fee for Non-Members - $150 per contestant

Complete TR-1 Driver Entry & Release and TR-2 Driver Registration Forms

ALLDriver Registration Forms must be completed in full and printing MUST be CLEAR and LEGIBLE.  Driver’s signature is required on TR-1 form.

ALL Driver Registration Forms MUST include a clear and legible copy of

CDL (or license if SV registrant) and copy of MVR (past 12 months) 

ALL registration forms and documentation MUST be submitted at the same time

ALLdocuments must be emailed to jblazovic@njmta.org  or mailed to

NJMTA, 160 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816


NO walk-in registrations permitted. No Registrations will be accepted after June 8th.

NJMTA Truck Driving Championships Rules

WHO CAN ENTER: Carriers participating in the NJMTA TDC may enter only two (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.

2020 FACTS FOR DRIVERS: The written test is based on the 2020 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 at www.atabusinesssolutions.com

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 Brandon Gill brandon.gill@fedex.com

COMPANY PARTICIPATION/VOLUNTEERS: Any company entering a driver(s) is asked to have a representative participate on the TDC Committee and volunteer for the TDC. This is a huge event and requires a lot of volunteers. Contact: Brandon Gill brandon.gill@fedex.com

PRE-TRIP INSPECTION: The Pre-trip inspection will take place on Friday following the Written 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. 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 19-22 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN. 

TENTS, FOOD and DRINK: You may put up tents and bring lawn chairs in designated areas near the course. You MAY bring food and drinks BUT must also bring a garbage bag to bag all trash following the event. No Fires/BBQ’s.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS – Showboat Hotel Atlantic City - Room block DEADLINE is June 12th. Register early to get the reduced rates.  Room Rates: 6/25-$69, 6/26-$99 and 6/27- $149. Hotel guests will be charged a $10 parking fee per day. Regular parking rate is $35. Hotel is pet friendly! Reservations: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=2779722&hotelID=104218 

Use Code: NJMTA.  Large group reservations contact Michael Levine at 609-487-4612       email Michael.levine@showboathotelac.com

Private Catering Needs: Contact: Bill McGinnity, Nobil Catering email: bmcginnity@icloud.com, Phone: 609-457-7112

QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding Championship Rules contact TDC Chairperson Brandon Gill brandon.gill@fedex.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 banquet order form. Extra tickets are $75 each. Children 12 and under $20 each.


Friday, June 26

9:30 a.m.         Registration

10:00 a.m.       Welcome/Course Overview - Written Test

12:50 p.m.       Pre-Trip Test

Saturday, June 27

8:00 am           Opening Ceremony - Driving Skills Tests

5:30 pm           TDC & Safety Banquet with cash bar

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