WI Truck Driving Championship

2020 WISCONSIN STATE TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO AND RULES

WHEN: May 15-16, 2020

WHERE: Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI

ENTRY FEE: $150 member / $175 non-member (Includes 2 banquet tickets for the driver).

CLASSES OF COMPETITION: Straight Truck, 3-Axle Van, 4-Axle Van, 5-Axle Van, 5-Axle Tank, 5-Axle Sleeper Berth Van, 5-Axle Sleeper Berth Flatbed (the champion of this class will use a day cab at the ATA National Truck Driving Championships) & Twin Trailer. No Step Van

AWARDS: First, second and third place in each class; Team Award (must have 4 contestants to qualify for team); Pre-Trip Inspection Award; Grand Champion; Rookie-of-the-Year Award and Ray Newberry “Mr. Safety Award”.

The Champion from each class of competition is eligible to compete in the ATA National Truck Driving Championships to be held in Indianapolis, IN on August, 19-22, 2020. Companies will be responsible for the full entry fee to be paid for nationals.

DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS HEADQUARTERS: Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Dr., Appleton, WI (800) 735-3882

DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAIRMAN: Mark Abrhamson, HNI Risk Services, Phone: (920) 858-2975 cell Email: mabrahamson@hni.com

WMCA STAFF LIAISON: Kim Conradt, Phone: (608) 833-8200 ext 120, Fax: (608) 833-2875

Email: kconradt@witruck.org

 

SCHEDULE: Tentative 
Contestants: No cellphones are allowed in any part of the competition

Friday, May 15 – Location: Fox Valley Technical College

4:00 p.m. Registration & Equipment Viewing- All Classes Lobby & Parking Lot

5:00 p.m. Drivers Meeting/Course Walk Through/Written Exam Room TBA

Judges should sit in on Drivers Meeting

Saturday, May 16 – Location: Fox Valley Technical College

6:15 a.m. Judges Meeting Driving Course-FVTC

6:15 a.m. Pre-trip Inspection Judges Assemble Maintenance Bay

7:00 a.m. Contestants Assemble Driving Course-FVTC

7:00 a.m. Presentation of Colors & National Anthem Driving Course-FVTC

7:15 a.m. Driving Competition Begins Driving Course-FVTC

7:15 a.m. Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection Begins Maintenance Bay-FVTC

5:30 p.m. Hospitality Hour at Red Lion Hotel, Appleton

6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet at Red Lion Hotel, Appleton

BANQUET LOCATION: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, 333 W College Avenue Appleton, WI

ELIGIBILITY:
Any driver domiciled in Wisconsin or any driver who drives for a Wisconsin based company, who regularly performs the duties of a professional truck driver; has an accident-free record of at least 12 months prior to truck driving championships competition; meets DOT physical requirements and must have been employed by one employer continuously for 12 months or for the same period engaged as an independent contractor with one carrier prior to the driving championships.

TEAM ELIGIBILITY: 
To be eligible as a team, the team must have (4) members. Any driver domiciled in Wisconsin or any driver who drives for a Wisconsin based company, who regularly performs the duties of a professional truck driver; has an accident-free record of at least 12 months prior to truck driving championships competition; meets DOT physical requirements and must have been employed by one employer continuously for 12 months or for the same period engaged as an independent contractor with one carrier prior to the driving championships.

REGISTRATION FEE:
The registration fee is $150 for each member company driver, which includes two (2) tickets to the evening banquet.  The non-member fee is $175 per driver and also includes two (2) tickets to the evening banquet.

IMPORTANT: Each driver must also complete the following:

  • ATA form for the National Truck Driving Championship(form is below)
  • A current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must also be submitted with each driver registered.
  • Submit registration for the Wisconsin Truck Driving Championship

The following forms must be completed and submitted to Kim Conradt at KCONRADT@WITRUCK.ORG

BANQUET TICKETS: Everyone must have a ticket for the banquet.  Two banquet tickets are provided with the driver registration.  Extra tickets may be obtained for $40 per person through May 8, 2020

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, P.O. Box 44849,
Madison, WI 53744-4849. Phone (608) 833-8200 ext 120

Two tickets will be given to drivers at registration. Company pre-ordered tickets can be picked up at driver’s registration Friday afternoon or at concession stand day of competition by company representative.

Banquet accommodations have been tight in recent years due to last minute banquet registrations. Please make your reservations by May 4th so we have an accurate count.

12:00 noon is the deadline to get extra banquet tickets at the concession stand the day of competition.

The Champion from each class of competition is eligible to compete in the ATA National Truck Driving Championships to be held in Indianapolis, IN on August, 19-22, 2020. Companies will be responsible for the full entry fee to be paid for nationals.

Contestants: No cellphones are allowed in any part of the competition

Final registration will provide confirmation the updated eligibility criteria and additional information has been understood and read. 

THE ATA NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP FORM AND MVR MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL DRIVERS ENTERED.  PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FORM AND SEND THE COMPLETED FORMS TO KIM CONRADT AT KCONRADT@WITRUCK.ORG

ACCOMMODATIONS:

A block of rooms is reserved at these facilities for Wisconsin Truck Driving Championship participants. Link for hotel reservations will be up by 2/10/20. 

Location: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave, Appleton WI 920-733-8000.

 

  • WTDC Sponsor – $3000
    • (4) complimentary banquet tickets
    • Complementary Vendor Booth
    • Receive banner with logo at front entrance of the competition & at banquet
    • Promotion on dinner table, projection reel, printed program, website & event signage
    • Option to help hand out awards
  • Platinum Sponsorship – $1000
    • (3) Banquet Tickets
    • Promotion on dinner table, projection reel, printed program, website & event signage
  • Gold Sponsorship – $750
    • (2) Banquet Tickets
    • Promotion on dinner table, projection reel, printed program, website & event signage
  • Silver Sponsorship – $500
    • (1) Banquet Ticket
    • Promotion on dinner table, projection reel, printed program, website & event signage
  • Bronze Sponsorship -$250
    • Includes promotion on dinner table, projection reel, website & event signage.
  • Champions Breakfast Sponsor – $300
    • (1) complimentary banquet ticket
    • Includes promotion on dinner table, projection reel, website & event signage.
  • Class of Competition Sponsor – $250
    • Company announced during competition with a short company blurb read
    • Name in program.
      —————————————————————————————–
  • Vendor Booth -$200
    • (1) Banquet Ticket
    • Acknowledgement at the event
    • Promotion on website
    • Please Note: Table and chairs are not provided. All vendors are required to bring their own table chairs and tents, vendor space will be located outdoors.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Judges, class counselors, and concession workers help us make this a great day honoring our professional drivers.  No experience necessary! There will be an experienced judge with you. Family members and non-competing drivers make great judges!

Contact Kim Conradt at KCONRADT@WITRUCK.ORG or call 608.833.8200 ext. 120.

FAMILY FUN ZONE SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR