2011 National Truck Driving Championships

2011 National Truck Driving Championships

Video of the 2011 National Truck & Step Van Driving Championships, held in Orlando, Florida.
Pictures and Video Include :
Event Performances, Parade Of Trucks, Certificate Presentation, Elisabeth Barna and Bill Graves of American Trucking Associations, Michael W. Smith of Tennessee Steel Haulers, Dick Gillespie, ATA Chairman and President and CEO of Han Transport Barbra Windsor, Jim Daulerio of Grocery Haulers, Capt. Steve Dowling of the Commerical Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro and Videographer/Photographer David Shumate of BlingMaster, Inc.
National Truck & Step Van Driving Championships Committee/Staff and Members :
Michael Smith, Patti Gillette, James Daulerio, Susan Chandler, Scot Bishop, Richard Laliberte, Tommy Thomas, Daryl Decker, John Lathrop, Clifford Williams, John Killilee, Bucky Robbins, David Yonemoto, Gennaro Trotte, P. Sean Garney, Janine Taylor, Erica Wong, Larry Bizzell, Alan Love, Rick Cates, Jerry Nohren, Doug Cook, Bill Sleeth, Mark Courter, Brian Stoddard, Willie Taylor, Don Egli, Ken Teetzen, Larry Evener, Jeff Turner, Vince Ferloin, Dean Yockey and Rick Foster.
Award Winners : Paul Phillips, Laurier Dumont, Michael Barnes, Michael Andrews, Jim DeLaurio, John R. Hazlett, Hershel Evans, Dumont, Jeffery W. Payne, Harms, Patti Gillette, Hawkins, Carr, Sheehan and Leo Flack.
Video Rating: / 5

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season on behalf of the Federation and the trucking industry.

20 thoughts on “2011 National Truck Driving Championships

  • September 27, 2017 at 11:58 am
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    For some reason the mechanics of driving and backing trailers just makes sense to me maybe i just have common sense or it really is a skill harder to find these days

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  • September 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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    I want to see the ducks set on fire.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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    the drivers in this competition need tohave a go at the young european truck driving experience from scania.. that is far more advanced than this… everyone gets the same truck ( scania r440 topline cab with a solid 3 axles trailer , totall length 16,50 meters) and they all face the same challanges… what i see in the video this is a walk in the park…

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  • September 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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    Can we just all take into consideration that the narrator is a truck driver, not a professional announcer … cut him some slack people

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  • September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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    SO true on the shortys,always had one as a pup,hated it,and always seem I had to drop the others first to get it unloaded. I miss driving but not others things. Love the fact you made it to national,that did take work and I respect you for that always,even if I tease,which is in fun,not malice.Always wonder what it be like to have all things so nice to work in. guess I was need else where.laughing.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    Sean Hoskins,
    Been there done it,many,many times and with 42 footers outside and on very bad roads. I have well over a million miles,stop count at a million and have since retired. So yes,I can do it and did do it and with a B- train with pup,try that. I never had time to be that slow and indoors. Oh,my tractor was not a short single axle either.I love that the drivers can compete,but sometimes….lol.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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    sure been nice if I had all that time to get there! and with a tiny 28 footer with single axle tractor.what a joke.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    Why would you get no score for touching the dock.I thought that was why they called it bumping the dock.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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    I got a new test for all the 9 classes come drive my streets in Buffalo.. Snow banks on every corner and two cars parked on both sides at every snow bank and you will learn how to really drive…

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  • September 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    There are skilled drivers at every company.It has nothing to do with the companies but everything to do with the particular driver.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    day cabs and pups for the national champtionship wtf is this pussy shit
    oh it's the ltl guys in a circle jerk

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  • September 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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    Took a pre-employment driving test that was tougher than this…

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  • September 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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    Wtf……"problems"????? Those problems are every day driving things…..and if I ever have to go that fuckin slow I'd be broke.

    Also "I was a 7 time champion at the time then they added 3 more classes"….yet there's only 9…….come out with a stretched Pete and a 53' spread axle reefer instead of this daycab crap then come talk to me about a champion driver

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  • September 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    You're not Richard… your shirt says Dick. .. silly rabbit trix are for kids

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  • September 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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    Who ever hired the narrator guy should be fired …..he reminds me of the Visine Guy …..the guy in on those commercials How fucking boring and just plain ass LamE !!!!!

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  • September 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    is it just me or dose he repeat the same shit 

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  • September 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    i thought that the mechanics drive the trucks over the grease pits. i didn't know that they werent't allowed to use the blind spot mirror on the hood.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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    Go Conway freight

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  • September 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    Doubles are easy I back them things up no problem I even got a video backing up takes years of practice

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  • September 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    The grease pit test was a little odd.  Is it normal to approach a grease pit in a garage at an angle or straight on?  Looks like a fun competition and a great way to brush up on skills.

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