Opinion: We’re looking for a few good drivers for our virtual TDC
The road to the National Truck Driving Championships looks very different this year, but we’re still planning to celebrate professional truck drivers!
The Alabama Trucking Association recently announced that it is joining dozens of other state trucking associations in participating in the American Trucking Associations’ Battle of the States Virtual Truck Driving Championships, a two-part virtual trivia contest where participants compete first at the Alabama Trucking State Competition on July 31, 2021, and then at National ATA’s competition on August 14.
Cash prizes of up to $400 will be awarded to the top three finishers, and the top 10 finishers will each receive $100 Visa gift cards and are eligible to compete at the national competition for a chance to win $25,000 in prizes!
Our contest is open and free to any Alabama-based driver from an ATA member firm in good standing. The deadline to enter is July 14, 2021, and you may register as many of your drivers as you want.
To register as a contestant, please visit alabamatrucking.org/events/2021-battle-of-the-states.
STATE COMPETITION CONTESTANT REQUIREMENTS
- Be a full-time truck driver with a valid CDL.
- Have at least one year of employment with an ATA member company.
- Be accident-free (regardless of fault) from August 23, 2020.
- Your company must be domiciled or have a terminal in Alabama.
- Contestants must not receive any form of pay, bonus, or remuneration for participating, but they can be reimbursed for expenses incurred.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our contest happens Saturday, July 31 at 6 p.m. CST with a 45 to 60-minute trivia test consisting of 40 questions derived from federal regulations, state laws, Alabama Trucking history and culture, and the Facts for Drivers handbook (which will be mailed to contestants at no cost once the ATA staff receives your registration information). We will administer the test with Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform that can be accessed via a web browser or with the Kahoot! App.
Like our in-person Alabama Truck Driving Championships, we are offering several marquee sponsorship opportunities so you can show your support for these amazing truckers.
Alabama truck drivers deserve our recognition. Over the past year, they have done so much to keep store shelves stocked, deliver medicine and supplies, and work long and hard to ensure our economy has kept rolling during difficult conditions. Please consider supporting this great event. For more information on how, please visit alabamatrucking.org/events/2021-battle-of-the-states or email Brandie Norcross at email@example.com. Meanwhile, learn more about the American Trucking Associations’ Battle of the States at battleofthestates.trucking.org.