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2022 Truck Driving Championships

Date / Time: 
March 4, 2022
Location:
L'Auberge Baton Rouge
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2022 Truck Driving Championships

2022 Championships Registration

This year the Louisiana Truck Driving Championships registration can be found and completed online. This year's registration fees have been waived from funding allocated by the Louisiana Trucking Research & Education Council (LaTREC). Registration must be completed by Friday, February 18, 2022.

TO SUBMIT REGISTRATION CONTESTANTS MUST:
  1. Download and save the 2022 Driver Registration Packet
  2. Complete the packet, saving it LAST_FIRST name (ex. SMITH_JOHN)
  3. Upload their completed packet to the online registration
  4. Upload copies of their requested MVR and CDL
  5. Upload a driver photo for identification & recognition


Please note that the 2022 Driver Registration Packet must be completed and uploaded to complete registration. If you have any issues or concerns, please email Communications Director Allison Strahan (allison@lmta.la).


The deadline to submit registrations is end of business Friday, February 18, 2022

Driver Registration Packet

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Competition Venue:

The 2022 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships will be held at the L'Auberge Baton Rouge. The LMTA has reserved a special rate for contestants, only available by phone.

For hotel reservations, we ask that you directly call the L'Auberge Hotel at 866-261-7777 to secure your room.

Group Code: RLMTA22

Overview:

The Louisiana Truck Driving Championships (TDC) is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) and acts as the regional qualifications for the National Truck Driving Championships hosted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). This year's competition is being presented by the LMTA Foundation - with all registration fees waived due to funding allocated by the Louisiana Trucking Research & Education Council (LATREC).

The TDC has a long history within the LMTA, and was previously known as the Louisiana Truck Rodeo. The TDC competitors are comprised from eight driving classes and feature drivers throughout the state. During the TDC competition, each driver has a chance to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests.

Each driver is graded in three tasks:
  1. Written examination
  2. Pre-trip inspection test
  3. Driving skills test

Competition Classes:
  • Straight Truck
  • Three-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer
  • Four-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer
  • Five-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer (Tank)
  • Five-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer (Van)
  • Five-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer (Flatbed)
  • Five-Axle Tractor (Sleeper Cab) - Semitrailer (Van)
  • Twin Trailers
  • Step Van

Dates and Deadlines

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF DATES AND DEADLINES FOR FORMS, AWARDS & REGISTRATION:

2022 Trucking Safety Awards

The LMTA in partnership with Great West Casualty Company and the LMTA Foundation are proud to offer the following awards programs to those throughout Louisiana's trucking industry. These awards are dedicated to safety professionals and professional drivers for improving safety and the image of our industry every day. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Award Programs

2022 Great West Casualty Fleet Safety Program | Presented by Great West Casualty Company

The Fleet Safety Awards are an annual recognition for carriers operating in the State of Louisiana with the best safety record in its class. This is an opportunity to reward the professional efforts of our trucking members who help make our state’s highways safe. Also, this award offers you a chance to let your drivers know the importance of their contribution to your company’s safety accomplishments. This competition stresses the importance of safety, recognizes professionalism, and focuses on principles behind safety driving.

2022 Safety Professional of the Year | Presented by LMTA Foundation

Safety Professional of the Year is awarded to a deserving person responsible for supervising the safety activities of a truck fleet. This person is of high moral character and has devoted his/her career to the field of highway and industrial safety. The Safety Professional Information Form must be filled out completely and the nomination should be supported by information regarding the nominee’s experience, training, activities, recognition and achievements. Fleet information pertaining to the type of fleet, safety program and safety records should also be included. Emphasis should be placed on the most recent years.

2022 Louisiana Driver of the Year | Presented by LMTA Foundation

A driver may be nominated for a long record of safe and courteous driving, an outstanding deed of heroism or highway courtesy, and/or for an outstanding contribution to highway safety. It is preferable that the driving record be used in conjunction with one of the other acts mentioned.