2024 Alabama Truck Driving Championships

State Competition, an official qualifier for the National Truck Driving Championships

June 7, 2024
Pelham Civic Complex
Pelham, Alabama

Contact:

Brandie Norcross
334-834-3983
bnorcross@alabamatrucking.org

About

The Alabama Truck Driving Championships is an annual event that showcases the skills and expertise of professional truck drivers in the state of Alabama. The event is organized by the Alabama Trucking Association and is open to truck drivers who are members of the association. During the championships, drivers compete in a series of challenges that test their driving skills, knowledge of safety regulations, and ability to navigate through obstacles. The challenges typically include a written exam, a pre-trip inspection, a driving skills test, and a timed obstacle course. The winners of the Alabama Truck Driving Championships are eligible to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships, which are held annually by the American Trucking Associations. The event is an opportunity for drivers to showcase their skills and represent their state at a national level.

Who Can Compete

To compete in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships, a person must be a professional truck driver based or working for an Alabama-based fleet. Typically, drivers who participate in the competition work for trucking companies or as owner-operators and have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Drivers for non-ATA members are welcome to compete but only once, after that, they must drive for a member firm.

There are also specific eligibility requirements for each competition category. For example, some categories may require a certain amount of driving experience, a clean driving record, or specific endorsements on the driver’s CDL. These requirements are designed to ensure that only the most qualified and experienced drivers compete in each category. Check the registration packet below for more information.

General Contestant Requirements

  • Must be accident-free between June 8, 2023 through June 6, 2024.
  • Be a full-time driver with a CDL
  • Be employed by the same company for at least 12 months
  • Reside in Alabama or work for an Alabama-based company

How To Register

To register for the Alabama Truck Driving Championships, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a registration packet HERE and read it closely.
  2. Check your or your driver(s) eligibility requirements: Make sure that you (or they) meet all the eligibility requirements for the competition category you wish to participate in.
  3. Complete the registration form: Once you have confirmed your eligibility, complete the registration form at the link above. The form typically includes questions and inquiries about your driving experience, your CDL endorsements, and your contact information.
  4. Pay the registration fee: There is usually a registration fee associated with participating in the competition. The fee covers the cost of the event, including the venue, equipment, and prizes.
  5. Attend the competition: Once you have registered and paid the registration fee, attend the competition on the designated date and time. Be sure to bring all required documentation, such as your CDL, proof of insurance, and medical card.

If you are unsure about any aspect of the registration process or need more information, you can contact the Alabama Trucking Association directly at bnorcross@alabamatrucking.org, and we will be happy to assist you.

Accommodations

Fairfield Inn
230 Cahaba Valley Rd
Pelham, AL  35124
205-987-9879

NOTE: Be sure to ask for the ATA Room Block price of $175 per night.