Truck Driving Championships and Technician Competition
Ready to Put Your Driver's and Technician’s Skills to the Test?
On May 15 and 16, 2020, the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) will host a group of talented drivers and technicians as they compete at the 2020 Truck Driving Championships (TDC) and Technician Competition (TechComp).
Participants in the TDC take a written test that focuses on safety rules and regulations, perform a pre-trip inspection, and navigate a driving course designed to push their skills to the limit. Drivers can register for the following classes: 3-Axle, 4-Axle, 5-Axle, Flatbed, Sleeper, Step Van, Straight Truck, Tank Truck, or Twin Trailers.
Technicians competing in TechComp also take a written test, participate in two hours of education, and compete at nine stations designed to test their knowledge of truck maintenance. These stations include brakes, electrical, engine diagnostics, fasteners, fifth wheel, HVAC, live engine, PMI, and tire and wheel.
On Saturday evening, drivers and technicians will be celebrated during the Awards Banquet. Each participant will receive one banquet ticket with their registration; additional tickets for spouses, family or company representatives may be purchased. Everyone attending the banquet must have a ticket.
This is a family-friendly event and the TDC driving course is open to the public.
Competition Dates: Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2020
Competition Location: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky 7000 Kalahari Drive Sandusky, OH 44870
In order to keep TDC and TechComp running smoothly, OTA relies on volunteers to assist with numerous tasks including set up, moving equipment, timing, and tear down. There will be volunteer training each day.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form here.