Truck Driving Championships

Friday, May 5, 2023 - Saturday, May 6, 2023

Idaho's Truck Driving Championships were held May 5th & 6th, 2023.

The Championships are composed of 3 competitions:

Written Exam

All states require TDC competitors to take a multiple choice exam that tests their general knowledge about trucking and understanding of safe driving rules, first-aid and fire fighting. The exam includes a broad array of questions that are based on the information in the 2023 Facts for Drivers book.  This book is available on the ATA Business Solutions website.

Pre-Trip Inspection

The Pre-Trip Inspection is based on the procedure that drivers should conduct every day.  Bring your own tools needed, none will be provided for you.

Driving the Course

Truckers maneuver courses resembling a slow-speed rodeo to show their skills.  Can you snake a 73-foot semi backward between two tennis balls with just four inches of clearance on both sides? Can you back a trailer into a dock and get within an inch of it without hitting it?

The Championships are a great incentive for professional truck drivers to operate safely, because they must be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition.

Drivers compete in one of the equipment categories. The categories are:

  • Straight Truck
  • Three-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer
  • Four-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer
  • Five-Axle Tractor-Semitrailer 
  • Sleeper Berth 
  • Tank Truck
  • Flat Bed
  • Twin Trailers
  • Step Van

To be eligible drivers must:

  • Remain accident free, regardless of fault, for one year prior to NTDC. (August 15, 2022)
  • Be based in Idaho and in a driving position with their current employer since August 15, 2022.
  • Have the proper license endorsement for the class of participation chosen.


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Step Van

1st Place:  Tyler Wilson,  FedEx

2nd Place:  Wesley Anderson,  FedEx

3rd Place:   Sterling Chandler, FedEx

Straight Truck

1st Place:  Josh Jetton, XPO

2nd Place:  Bill Nolan, Old Dominion

3rd Place:  Randy Schwasinger, FedEx

3 Axle

1st Place:  Kolton Schultz, XPO

2nd Place:  Kevin Winn, Old Dominion

3rd Place:  Drew Coulter, Oak Harbor Freight

4 Axle

1st Place:  Adam Heim, FedEx

2nd Place:  Jeff Halford, XPO

3rd Place:  Rueben Riddle, Old Dominion

5 Axle

1st Place:  Darrik Fong, FedEx

2nd Place:  Tony Rhoades, Old Dominion

3rd Place:  Chris Markley, Gary Amoth Trucking


1st Place:  Thomas Richardson, Franklin Building Supply

2nd Place:  William Hill, Old Dominion

3rd Place:  Carlos Montano, Arlo G Lott

Sleeper Berth

1st Place:  David Shattuck, Giltner

2nd Place:  Daniel Nava, XPO

3rd Place:  Frank Boag, Giltner


1st Place:  Scott Hansen, Old Dominion

2nd Place:  Paul Callahan, Yellow

3rd Place:  Brian Smith, Old Dominion


1st Place:  Daniel Istre, Yellow

2nd Place:  Beau Bonds, Old Dominion

3rd Place:  Mark VanBlaricom, Old Dominion