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Ohio Trucking Association

voice of the industry

"Our promise to our members is simple: to make the trucking industry in Ohio more operationally efficient, profitable, and relevant. Our members' commitment makes these efforts possible. Our members receive industry leading education, access to carefully negotiated discount programs, trusted industry news, and more. Our members include trucking companies from various sectors and are made up of all shapes and sizes. Here at the Ohio Trucking Association, we are dedicated to the professional development of our members by providing the tools necessary to success. Working together, we achieve more."


Thomas A. Balzer, CAE

President & CEO

what have we done for you this week?

This week, the Ohio Trucking Association would like to congratulate our 2019 Truck Driving Championships and Technician Competition winners. The competitions took place at the Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center in Sandusky, and boasted over 250 driver and technician competitors. Participants in the TDC took a written test that focused on safety rules and regulations; performed a pre-trip inspection; and navigated a driving course designed to push their skills to the limit. Drivers competed in the following classes: 3-Axle, 4-Axle, 5-Axle, Flatbed, Sleeper Berth, Step Van, Straight Truck, Tank Truck, or Twin Trailers. Technicians competing in TechComp also took a written test; participated in two hours of educational sessions; and competed at nine stations designed to test their knowledge of truck maintenance. These stations included: brakes, electrical, engine diagnostics, fasteners, fifth wheel, HVAC, live engine, PMI, and tire and wheel. The Ohio Trucking Association would like to congratulate the winners, and thank you to all participants, volunteers, sponsors, committee members, and spectators for a fantastic TDC/ TechComp! View photos and scores here.