The Louisiana Truck Driving Championships are only possible with the time and hard work of our Safety Management Council. Before the Championships, our SMC will meet in a series of planning and logistical meetings for the competition. We ask all companies planning to send volunteers or representatives to the Championships to attend these meetings. Our first planning meeting will be held on January 17, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Cook Hotel & Conference Center in Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Truck Driving Championships (TDC) is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) and is the regional qualifier for the National Truck Driving Championships hosted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). As part of the LMTA Foundation's mission to promote safety and highlight driver excellence in Louisiana's trucking industry, there is no registration fee for the Louisiana Championships.
The TDC has a long history within the LMTA, and was previously known as the Louisiana Truck Rodeo. The TDC competitors comprise eight driving classes and feature drivers throughout the state. During the TDC competition, each driver can demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests.
Each driver is graded in three tasks:
This year, all questions for the written examination are planned to be taken from the new 2023 ATA Facts for Drivers. The ATA plans to have these books available by the beginning of February. If the books are unavailable before our competition, all exam questions will be pulled from the 2022 ATA Facts for Drivers.
Our 2023 Truck Driving Championships is to be held March 3-4, 2023. The registration, testing and awards banquet will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Pre-trip inspection and driving course will be hosted in the Blue Bayou and Dixie Landing Amusement Park overflow parking lot in Baton Rouge, located on the corner of Highland Road and the I-10 W on-ramp. Follow this link to book your group rate for LMTA Truck Driving Championship.
Registration for the 2023 Truck Driving Championships and safety awards will open the week of Jan. 9. Driver registration must be completed online, with the registration form filled out and uploaded by February 17, 2023.
Driver registration is free of charge but must be completed online, with the registration form filled out and uploaded by February 17, 2023. To register, click here.
Please Note: Companies must upload and submit all requested driver and manager information, forms, MVR, and CDL copies. All requested information must be uploaded and entered before the system will let you submit the registration. You CAN NOT partially submit an applicant.
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