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NC Truck Driving Championship

NC Top Tech Challenge

May 8 - 9, 2020

NC State Fairgrounds

Raleigh, NC

Due to Covid-19 2020 TDC and Top Tech Challenge has been cancelled for this year.

Continue to check this webpage for 2021 dates.


NC Top Tech Challenge


The NC Top Tech Challenge is a state competition that offers technicians the opportunity to show off their skills, gives them the opportunity to represent their company, meet like-minded professionals in their field and offers our fleets, dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors the opportunity to build relationships with one another.

As a bonus this year, contestants will be able to go through 3 training sessions on Saturday morning. Any contestant that chooses to attend a session and answer any questions about the training will be awarded bonus points. There will be potential to attend all 3 sessions should the contestant choose to do so. Points will be added to their master score. Bonus points will not be variable and if achieved will be 10 points per session attended.

The first day of the event consist of a written test, followed by the completion of a series of individual skills stations. The second day of the event will be a rotating technician training fair, and conclude with a banquet and award ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Each technician receives 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.

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each track; truck and trailer. Student winners are also awarded. 1st place winners will also win an all expense paid trip to represent North Carolina at the 2020 National Skills Competition (TMC SuperTech), or TMC FutureTech for students,  in Raleigh, NC on September 13-17.

Cost for technicians is $75, students at a North Carolina Community College are free.

Eligibility: Contestants must reside in the state of North Carolina and be employed by a member of the North Carolina Trucking Association or be enrolled as a student at a state sponsored college or university that has a transportation program. Contestant must sign and return agreement and release form upon registration.

**Registration Deadline is April 20, 2020**

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Truck Driving Championship


On May 8-9, 2020 the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) will host drivers from across the state to compete in the Truck Driving Championship (TDC). Participants in the TDC will take a written exam that focuses on safety rules and regulations, perform a pre-trip inspection, and complete a skills/driving test. Drivers can register for the following classes: 3-Axle, 4-Axle, 5-Axle, Flatbed, Sleeper, Step Van, Straight Truck, Tank Truck, or Twin Trailers. Competition is limited to (27) drivers per company, with a maximum of (3) drivers per class.

The event will conclude with an awards banquet on Saturday afternoon. Each driver receives 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.

To be Eligible Driver must: 

  • Be based in North Carolina & have been continuously employed for the previous 12 months
  • Have an accident free driving record for the previous 12 consecutive months
  • Have the proper CDL endorsements for the class driven
  • Be employed by an NCTA member company

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each class; Pre-Trip Inspection Winner; Rookie of the Year; and TDC Grand Champion, who will represent North Carolina in the National Truck and Step Van Driving Championship in Indianapolis, IN on August 19-22, 2020.

Cost for drivers is $150.

Company Tents are welcome, but must be reserved in advance. Please click here to reserve tent space.


**Deadline for entry is April 20, 2020**

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