Associated Grocers of New England – June 3, 2017
NHMTA will be hosting the 2017 Truck Driving Championships at Associated Grocers of NE, 11 Cooperative
Way, Pembroke, NH. It is time to submit preliminary entry forms for each driver. This competition builds confidence
and pride among competitors and fosters a commitment to safe driving. Participants spend hours of their
own time practicing and studying. Because drivers must have a safety record that meets the high entry standards
(no accidents in the preceding year), everyone wins. Any driver whose company is a member of New Hampshire
Motor Transport Association may compete in the National Truck Driving Championships without
having to be a member of the American Trucking Associations.
This event is the highlight for all New Hampshire transportation companies to showcase their professional drivers
through knowledge, safety and driving skills. Your drivers will get to compete against the best drivers New Hampshire
has to offer. In addition, participating companies will be highlighted in various local media, i.e.: association
newsletter, website, annual directory, etc. The culmination of this day-long event is an awards dinner to be held at
the Puritan Conference & Event Center, 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH. The winners of each class will be
recognized by their peers, co-workers and family at the awards dinner.
For our out-of-town participants, we have made special arrangements for lodging
at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 8 Bell Avenue, Hooksett, NH for the event.
The agreed upon price is $140(1 King bed) or $150 (2 Queen beds) plus applicable
taxes. If interested in these lodging arrangements, you must contact
them by May 11, 2017. Reservations may be made by calling 603-606-5485
and ask for NHMTA Block Rate. The Fairfield Inn is approximately 1.4 miles
from the Puritan Conference Center. We also have a small block of rooms at
the Sleep Inn, 72 Perkins Rd, Londonderry NH. These rooms are $110 for a
king and $120 for 2 double bedded rooms. Call 603-425-2110 and mention NHMTA for the contracted rate.
Enclosed is an application for your drivers, along with the dinner reservation form. Please return the application as
soon as possible so that your driver has ample time to study the material in the driver packet. Each registration
form will allow entry into the banquet for the driver and guest. The champions from each category will be eligible
to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships which is scheduled for
August 9—12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
If you are a driver/owner-operator, with an accident-free record and employed by
the trucking industry for at least one full year prior to the date of competition; and
you are a resident or work out of a terminal based in New Hampshire, please consider
entering this year’s competition. Entry into this year’s State Truck Driving Championships
is open to all those who drive or perform the regular duties of a professional truck driver (driver has to
perform the duties of a truck driver for at least 11 months out of the year).
ENROLLMENT & RULES:
During the driving competition, drivers should be dressed in company uniforms. No cell phones may be in the
driver’s possession during the written test, pre-trip or skill portion of the event. Entry fees for each NHMTA
member driver is $125 (entry fees for non- NHMTA members is $150) which includes a lunch ticket, two dinner
tickets and a championship sleeve patch. Other guests and company officials may join us at the awards dinner, but
they must send in the awards dinner reservation form and pay for their dinners separately. These additional dinner
tickets are available