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2024 California Truck Driving Championships

Driver Recognition Program

The California Professional Truck Driving Championships are organized to recognize and promote safe driving and professionalism in the transportation industry. This competitive event is designed to give drivers a chance to test their job skills under standardized conditions using vehicles that are the tools of their trade.  Truck driving championships afford a safe, accurate check of the driver's ability to handle his/her unit in close quarters.

Two regional competitions are held within the state - North and South. The winners from each class of competition and region, come together to compete in the State Finals Competition.

The first place state finals winners will then go on to compete with other states’ winners at the National Truck Driving Championships. The National Truck Driving Championships are held by ATA in various cities throughout the nation. 

The CTA Truck Driving Championship Committee organizes this yearly event. A dedicated group of volunteers participate on the Committee and, along with more volunteers, facilitate and judge this annual competition.

If you are interested on the Truck Driving Championships committee or want more information on the Truck Driving Championships, please contact us at or (916) 373-3500.

Please download the fillable pdf application form here to participate in the 2024 Northern California or Southern California Truck Driving Championships.

Please note, a driver may participate in the state Truck Driving Championship in the state where he/she is occupationally domiciled, or in the event that the driver is otherwise eligible under the ATA National Truck Driving Championship rules, he/she may enter in the state Truck Driving Championships in a state in which the driver holds a CDL. In no event may a driver compete in more than one official state Truck Driving Championship in a given year. You must present your CDL on the day of the competition in order to compete. ALL fields on this application must be completed in order to be considered for participation. Please type NA if the information is not available. Once your application has been approved, your company will be invoiced a $125 registration fee per driver application for CTA members, $175 registration fee per driver application for non-members.

Deadlines to Apply:

Northern Regional Competition:

March 22, 2024

Southern Regional Competition:

April 5, 2024

2024 Event Information

Sponsorships will go to support and receive recognition at all three events: Northern Regional, Southern Regional, and State Competition

Northern Regional Competition

Saturday, April 6th, 2024

FedEx Freight
4075 Channel Dr.
West Sacramento, CA 95691

More information to come! 

Southern Regional Competition

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr., GATE 1
Arcadia, CA 91007

More information to come! 

California State Competition

Winners from the Regional Competitions Will Be Invited to Compete in the State Competition

Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr., GATE 1
Arcadia, CA 91007

"We wanted to reach out to send a quick note thanking you for an excellent event this weekend. There was great camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed. We greatly appreciate the partnership and are already looking forward to next year! Thank you! 😊"- Walmart

"It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to participate again. Awesome experience and we really couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome!
We will definitely be there again next year!"- Shamrock Foods

Winner w CTA President and CTA CEO (2)

2023 Grand Champion, Trino Moreno with CTA President Devon Ades and CTA CEO Eric Sauer

Gabriel Baca- Rookie of the Year 2023

2023 Rookie of the Year, Gabriel Baca with CTA President Devon Ades and CTA CEO Eric Sauer