America's Road Team Captains Take Honors at 2010 National Truck Driving Championships

By: Bubbajunk.com

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America's Road Team, with both current and veteran Captains competing, left Columbus with a number of honors from the 2010 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The Championships ran from Aug. 3-7, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

America's Road Team Captain Dennis Day was awarded the prestigious Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award in recognition of his years of dedication to the National Truck Driving Championships. To be eligible for the award, a driver must either compete or volunteer for seven consecutive years prior. Dennis, who drives for Con-way Freight, is a member of the 2007-2008 America's Road Team.

America's Road Team Captain Clarence Jenkins, Jr. placed second in the Sleeper Berth competition at Nationals. Clarence who himself was the 2008 Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award recipient, drives for UPS Freight and is a member of the 2007-2008 America's Road Team.

The honors for the only perfect score on the written test also went to a veteran America's Road Team Captain – Ina Daly. Ina, who drives for Con-way Freight, was a member of the 2001 America's Road Team.

In addition to the three Captains who took honors at the 2010 NTDC, 10 other Captains also competed.

The National Truck Driving Championships, considered the "Super Bowl of Safety," is sponsored annually by the American Trucking Associations.

The America's Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway. www.americasroadteam.com

ATA's Truck Driving Championships include top professional truck drivers from around the nation competing at state and regional levels to make it to the national competition Aug. 3-7 in Columbus, Ohio. The NTDC annually attracts over 2,000 cheering friends, family, colleagues and spectators. For more information, visit the 2010 National Truck Driving Championships website: www.truckline.com/Federation/Councils/slpmc/NTDC/Pages/Default.aspx

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States.