2024 New Hampshire Truck Driving Championship

NHMTA will host the 2024 Truck Driving Championships on June 1. This year's event will be at Associated Grocers of New England in Pembroke. This competition builds confidence and pride among competitors and fosters a commitment to safe driving. It is truly a day that makes our drivers proud of what they do, and for us, proud of them.

The registration fee is $150 per driver. The fee includes a lunch ticket, two dinner tickets at the Awards Banquet and a championship sleeve patch.

The entry deadline is May 17, 2024. No exceptions will be made.

Drivers who win their class at the state level will have the chance to compete nationally! This year's ATA Nationals will be held Aug. 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Judges Needed!

We need volunteer judges. Without your help, we could not run this great event. Judging entitles you to a complimentary lunch and two tickets to the Awards Banquet. If you have the time to help, please contact MaryGrace at (603) 415-8402 or via email. Download the "Judges Save the Date" flyer for details.

Accommodations Available

Contact the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 8 Bell Ave in Hooksett, at (603) 606-5485 and ask for the NHMTA Block Rate. Rooms are available at a negotiated price of $149 plus tax. Reservations must be made by April 30.

Driver Qualifications, Enrollment & Rules

If you are a driver/owner-operator contracted exclusively to a NHMTA member company, we encourage you to enter this year's competition. To qualify:

  • Accident-free record and employed by the trucking industry for at least one full year before the date of competition
  • A resident or work out of a terminal based in New Hampshire

Entry into this year's New Hampshire Truck Driving Championships is open to all those who drive or perform the regular duties of a professional truck driver. The driver has to perform the duties of a truck driver for at least 11 months out of the year.

In addition to the above:

  • Drivers should be dressed in company uniforms.
  • No cell phones may be in the driver’s possession during the written test, pre-trip or skill portion of the event.
  • Drivers should have a second choice class prepared in the event their first choice class cannot run for unforeseen reasons.

Be sure to register your driver(s) as soon as possible to ensure ample time to study the material.

Driver Registration

Drivers must be registered no later than May 17, 2024.

Drivers must attach a copy of their MVR with Endorsements to compete. Endorsements for the Tank and Twin Trailer classes are required if the driver enters the applicable division.

Step 1 - Download the TR1-2 Driver Entry and Release and Driver Registration Form, and ensure both pages are completed

Step 2 - Gather electronic copies of your MVR and applicable Endorsements

Step 3 - Return to this page to submit your registration and make your payment. Ensure all files are uploaded.

Once the above information is received, a "Facts for Drivers" study guide will be sent to you.

Awards Dinner Information

Supporters are welcome to join us for dinner. Tickets are required to attend the Awards Banquet.

  • Two tickets for the dinner are included with the driver registration fee of $150
  • Additional dinner tickets are available. $50 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under
  • Reservations and adjustments for dinner tickets must be made by May 10
Truck driver inspecting undercarriage

Course Sponsor - $2,500

  • Logo & link on NHMTA website (prime location)
  • Logo on press releases
  • Recognition from announcers
  • Present Grand Champion award
  • Logo listed in program
  • Six banquet dinner tickets

Lunch Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo & link on NHMTA website (TDC page)
  • Logo on signs at lunch
  • Logo listed in the program
  • Two banquet dinner tickets
  • Choose one of two lunch sponsorships, or both for
    $2,000

Banquet Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo & link on NHMTA Website (TDC Page)
  • Logo on signs at banquet
  • Logo listed in program
  • Ten banquet sponsorships are available

Coffee & Banquet Sponsor - $500

  • Logo & link on NHMTA website (TDC page)
  • Logo on signs during breakfast & coffee
  • Logo listed in the program

Start & Stop Line Sponsor - $400

  • Logo & link on NHMTA website (TDC page)
  • Logo on signs at the start and stop line
  • Logo listed in the program

Trophy Sponsor - $300

  • Logo & link on NHMTA website (TDC page)
  • Logo on trophy
  • Present trophy to the class champion
  • Logo listed in the program

Sponsorship Commitment Form

Thank you for sponsoring the 2024 New Hampshire Truck Driving Championship! Your sponsorship will go a long way in promoting and rewarding safe driving on New Hampshire highways and in communities.

You will be invoiced in Spring 2024. Please see our sponsorship opportunities above for detailed benefits of each sponsorship.

 

Truck driver inspecting wheels

Event Overview & Schedule

Truck Driving Championship Overview

Written Test

There is a 40-question, multiple-choice test worth a total of 80 points. There are four sections.

  • Truck Driving Championships and the Trucking Industry
  • Safety and Security
  • First Aid, Health, Wellness, Personal Safety
  • Fire Safety

Pre-Trip Inspection

Drivers will have a time limit - approximately 8 minutes, and the time will be announced at the event - to conduct a pre-trip inspection. Defects will be planted on the various vehicles. Points will be given for planted defects found. 100 total points available.

Field Course

Drivers in all classes will negotiate their way through six problems. Each problem is worth 50 points for a total of 300 points. The objective is to score as many points as possible. Most problems have a scoring zone of 18 inches. Problems simulate situations drivers deal with every day. Typical problems on a TDC course include:

  • Front Stop
  • Right and Left Turns
  • Alley Doc
  • Rear Stop
  • Railroad Crossing
  • Parallel Park
  • And anything else the course design chairman may think up.

It's always different and challenging!

Truck driver walk-around inspection

Schedule

TimeDescription of Events
6a to 7aDriver Sign In & Registration at the Maintenance Garage
6a to 7aAfter Sign In - Drivers report to the Bull Pen in the Maintenance Garage
7a to 8aCourse Overview, Safety Instructions and Pre-Trip Instructions in the Maintenance Garage
7:30a to 8aJudges & Volunteer Sign-In
8a to 8:30aCourse Walk Through for the Judges
8a to 9aWritten Exam for the Drivers in the Maintenance Garage
9:05aNational Anthem (Outside)
9a to NoonPowder Puff Registration (Announcer will provide details)
9:10a to 9:30aCourse Walk Through for the Drivers (No Questions)
9:30a to 3pBegin Skills Testing and Pre-Trip Inspections
10:30a to NoonDrivers rotate for lunch. Lunch at the Bull Pen for drivers who have not completed tasks for the competition.
Noon to 2pPowder Puff Competition, Pick Up Course
3p to 5pClean Up
5:30p - 10pAwards Banquet - The Puritan Backroom (Conference & Event Center) in Manchester

 

Event Location

AG New England Logo wide

Associated Grocers of New England
11 Cooperative Way
Pembroke, New Hampshire

Awards Banquet Location

The Puritan Conference & Event Center
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, New Hampshire