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Company Driver of the Year Rules - 2017

Driver of the Year ContestPurpose of Contest

The overall goal of the contest is to recognize and pay tribute to the company drivers who provide reliable and safe truck transportation in moving the nation's goods. Several finalists will be chosen from which the grand prize winner will be selected. The grand prize winner will be recognized and honored as the outstanding company driver for 2017 based on his/her ability to operate in a safe manner on the public highways, efforts to enhance the public image of the trucking industry, and positive contributions to the community in which he/she lives.


This contest is open to any company driver employed by an over-the-road carrier who has safely driven one million consecutive, accident-free miles. A company driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which he/she is currently employed.

A company driver must have been employed by and driving for his/her current trucking company employer for the past three years.

Previous grand prize winners of TCA's Company Driver of the Year contest are not eligible to enter the contest.


  1. The application must be completed online and submitted through TCA's online application process which begins September 18, 2017. All applications are due by 5 p.m. EDT November 10, 2017.
  2. When entering as a team, each driver must submit a separate, complete application.
  3. Verification of submitted information will include direct contact with the motor carrier by which the entrant is employed and may include credit reports, motor vehicle reports, and other investigation as required.
  4. Each company may nominate up to five drivers. However, only one driver per company can qualify for placement among the top three finalists.
  5. Please note that the judges will carefully scrutinize claims of an excessive number of miles driven annually. Any claim of more than 125,000 miles driven annually must be accompanied by a statement from the company CEO explaining average length of haul, number of hours on duty, and how the miles were logged legally.
  6. Erroneous or false information provided in the application will result in immediate disqualification.
  7. All prizewinners are responsible for any applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
  8. The Association shall retain all applications for one year; therefore, no applications or pictures will be returned.
  9. Four print-quality photographs (300 dpi) featuring the entrant’s head and shoulders and taken within the last year must be submitted with the application. They may eventually be used for publicity purposes if the driver is selected as one of the top three finalists.
  10. With due respect for privacy, the contents of the finalists’ applications that reflect positively upon the trucking industry may be used for promotional, educational, and training purposes by the Association.
  11. The judges' decision is final.

Announcement of Winners

The top three finalists will be announced in January 2018.

The grand prize winner will be announced during TCA's 2018 Annual Convention, March 25-28, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida.


By participating, all contestants agree to share photos and application information with the contest sponsors.

The finalists will be interviewed and photographed for profiles that will appear in industry publications.

The top three finalists will be required to attend the awards ceremony at which the grand prize winner will be announced. The ceremony will be held during TCA's Annual Convention. Hotel and airfare will be covered by the contest sponsors. 

The grand prize winner may need to represent the contest and industry at events during the year following his/her award.

Interested in TCA's other contests? Learn more.