SAVE THE DATE: jUNE 5 - 6, 2020
Marriott syracuse downtown & Long branCH Park
The New York State Truck Driving Championships & Step Van Competition (TDC) was developed to promote safety on the highways through an exhibition of skill, professionalism and safe handling of a commercial motor vehicle.
Competitors participate in a written exam, pre-trip inspection exam and skills course consisting of six obstacles. Each entering driver is eligible to compete in one (1) out of nine (9) classes offered.
• Step Van
• Straight Truck
• Tank Trailer
• Twin Trailers
• Sleeper Berth
Trophies are awarded to the top three drivers in each class, rookie of the year, highest scores on the written exam and pre-trip inspection, highest overall score and the company team with the highest overall score.
The SuperTech Competition is New York State’s premier heavy vehicle technician event and brings together technicians to test their diagnostic abilities, hands-on problem-solving skills, determination and resolve.
Competitors receive training on the first day, often serving as a useful refresher before the skills competition. The training session will be taught by Master Trainer Swede Oun of O & K Truck Repairs, Ltd., certified through New York State’s Automotive Technicians Training Program, and author of numerous maintenance publications and books.
The competition includes both a written test and skills tests in air brakes, annual inspection procedures, coolant and DEF, drive belts, electrical, emissions aftertreatment, engines, hydraulics, preventative maintenance, tire analysis and wheel end. Plaques will be awarded to the top three technicians in each category as well as the overall winner. Additionally, hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.
View the 2019 schedule of events here.