National Truck Driving Championships Replaced This Year With Trivia Competition
Arlington, VA – The National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) will not be both a knowledge and driving skills competition this year.
Instead, citing ongoing COVID-19 concerns, organizers said they will host a virtual trivia contest being dubbed “Battle of the States.”
The 2021 National Battle of the States: Virtual Truck Driving Championships will begin on July 31 with state-level trivia contests based on Facts for Drivers, federal and state laws, state trucking history and culture, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said in a release.
The top ten finishers at the state level competition will then be invited to represent their state and compete in the National Battle of the States competition scheduled for August 14.
The events will be hosted on the virtual education platform Kahoot! which will track correct answers, as well as the time to answer each question.
Prize rounds open to all eligible professional truck drivers who pre-register will also be hosted on August 11-13.
ATA has not yet announced what specific prizes will be up for grabs, but is expected to do so soon.
To qualify for state and national competitions, as well as for prize rounds, a driver must remain accident-free – regardless of fault – and be continuously employed by the same motor carrier since August 23, 2020.
To participate in the Battle of the States, a driver must compete in the state his or her CDL and/or Driver’s License was issued in, or the state in which his or her company has corporate domicile.
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Last year’s NTDC was canceled in its entirety amid the pandemic.