California Professional 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, from each region, come together to compete in the State Finals Competition.

The state finals winners will 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. This year's competition will be held August 15 - 18, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Southern Regional:
April 21, 2018
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
​Fontana, CA

Northern Regional:
May 19, 2018
FedEx Freight
4075 Channel Drive
West Sacramento, CA

State Finals:
May 20, 2018
FedEx Freight
4075 Channel Drive
West Sacramento, CA

2017 California Champions

 Grand Champion Award Recipient
Greg Ryan, Walmart Transportation, Red Bluff

Rookie of the Year Award
Tim Benefield, Oak Harbor Freight Lines, West Sacramento

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, please contact Nicole Toms at or (916) 373-3558.

Sponsorship Opportunities
We have many sponsorship opportunities available to you! 

For more information about the Truck Driving Championships, please contact the Events Department at (916) 373-3558.