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Owner Operator of the Year Rules - 2017
Purpose of Contest
The overall goal of the contest is to recognize and pay tribute to the owner operators 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 owner operator 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, positive contributions to the community in which he/she lives, and ability to run a successful business.
Fleet operators who own no more than five power units used in five-axle or more tractor-trailer combinations and who drive one of the power units as a full-time occupation are eligible to enter this contest. An owner operator who holds his/her own state or federal operating authority or who is incorporated under the laws of his/her or a trucking company's domicile is also eligible for the contest.
Entrants must substantiate five years of job history as a commercial truck driver with the last three years as an owner operator.
An owner operator may enter on his/her own behalf, be nominated by his/her spouse, or be nominated by the motor carrier with which he/she has been under a long-term contract continuously for a period of three years or more.
Previous grand prize winners of the TCA Owner Operator of the Year contest or its predecessor, the Independent Contractor of the Year contest, are not eligible to enter the contest.
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, 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 the TCA Annual Convention. Hotel and airfare will be covered by the contest.
The grand prize winner may need to represent the contest and industry at events during the year following his/her award.
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