Award Applications

2017 TXTA Truck Safety Contest
VIEW APPLICATION 
This award will be given to the company with the lowest Accident Frequency Rate in each mileage classification for the year 2016. 

2017 TRUCK SAFETY CONTEST GRAND CHAMPION: CONGRATULATIONS TO W. M. DEWEY & SON, INC.



2017 Driver of the Year Award
VIEW APPLICATION
This award is presented to the driver who has exhibited an outstanding deed of heroism or highway courtesy, an outstanding contribution to highway safety, and/or a long record of safe and courteous driving.


2017 TXTA DRIVER OF THE YEAR: GARY HINZE | CENTRAL FREIGHT LINES

Gary Hinze (left)


2017 Distinguished Safety Award
VIEW APPLICATIONDeadline is April 14, 2017 
This award honors an individual that exemplifies dedication to motor fleet safety and who demonstrates interest, enthusiasm, and leadership in achieving the goals of protecting lives and property in the motor traffic environment. 


2016 TXTA DISTINGUISHED SAFETY AWARD: STEVE DAVIS | TEXAS TRANSEASTERN

Steve Davis (center)


2017 Excellence in Service Award
VIEW APPLICATION - Application Deadline is July 7, 2017
Judging of nominations shall be based upon the professional qualifications of the nominee, success in advancing the cause of TXTA, the TXTA Safety Management Council and highway and industrial safety. The nominee shall also be judged on his/her work and leadership in activities of TXTA and the TXTA Safety Management Council and/or other organizations of safety professionals in which the nominee holds active membership.




2017 Truck Driving Championships

View: Truck Driving Championship Information and Driver Entry Release

Truck Driving Regional Championships 2017
The top two drivers in each class at each regional advanced to the State competition June 9-10, 2017 in College Station, TX

San Antonio – May 6
Contest Chair: Gene Davis
Council of Safety Professionals-SA
5975 FM 78, Ste. 280
San Antonio, TX 78244

210/846-0083

Entry Fee: $85
Location: Cowboys Dance Hall
2020 NE Loop 410 at I-35, San Antonio, 78218
Driver registration, course walk-through, and written
test - May 5, 5:30pm, at Ben E. Keith Foods
5505 Kaepa Ct, San Antonio, 78218

Applications must be received by April 28


Tyler – May 20
Contest Chair: Kevin Riley
East Texas Council of Trucking Professionals
264 CR 3817
Bullard, TX 75757
903/724-2686
Entry Fee: $85
Location: Bullard High School
1426 S. Houston St., Bullard, TX 75757
Applications must be received by May 15





Houston – May 13
Contest Chair: Robert Blanco
Houston Council of Safety Professionals
PO Box 5211
Houston, TX 77262
832/803-2192
Entry Fee: $85
Location: Houston Community College Truck Driving School     
555 Community College Dr.
Applications must be received by May 5
                 
Dallas/Ft. Worth – April 29 
Contest Chair: Mark Crocker
DFW Council of Safety Professionals
PO Box 5408
Arlington, TX 76005
817/776-2919
Entry Fee: $85
Location:Pennington Field
1501 Central Dr., Bedford, TX 76022
Applications must be received by April 15

State Championships
June 9-10, 2017
Bryan/College Station Hilton (headquarters hotel) - written test and virtual course walk-through
Riverside Campus - Highway 21 (four miles west of Bryan) - driving and pre-trip competitions

State Driving Contest Chairman: Bubba Fiveash
Great West Casualty Co.
Phone: 817/233-8430



The Technician of the Year Contest
2016 TXTA TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR: RUDY LAGUNA | HEB


View Application - 2017 Application 

The test consists of a written examination covering all areas of engine repair and practical hands on test covering engine diagnosis, electrical systems, brakes, air systems, various measuring instruments, clutch, steering boxes, and drive train diagnosis. Contestants are judged on written and hands-on exams.


Technician Regional Competitions 2017
 The top three technicians at each regional advanced to the State competition June 10, 2017 in College Station, TX

All Regionals took place at 10:00am - if not on time, contestants will be disqualified
Houston - May 6
Contest Chairperson: Jamie Snapp
713/679-7707
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am



Dallas - May 6
Contest Chairman: Jason Harper
972/708-0000
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
4855 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas 75236
(Exit 459 off I-20 on NW corner)
Time:  10:00am

Fort Worth - May 6
Contest Chairman: Brandon Pollock
817/624-2107
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time:  10:00am


Tyler - May 6
Contest Chairman: Dan Whitehill
903/592-6151
Location: Hall Truck Center
5721 Hwy 31 West, Tyler, TX
Time: 10:00am

Amarillo - May 6
Contest Chairman: Wayne Pierson
806/373-3793
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am
 San Antonio - May 6
Contest Chairman: Paul Zuckerman
210/655-5420
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am


The Distinguished Award for Excellence in Maintenance
2017 TXTA DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MAINTENANCE

View Application - Deadline April 14, 2017
The Distinguished Award for Excellence in Maintenance is designed to recognize one person each year in the field of maintenance. Any person may win this award who is actively engaged in fleet maintenance of five or more units and whose company is a member of the TXTA. No person may win this award more than one time.




Fleet Maintenance Council Leadership Award
2016 TXTA FLEET MAINTENANCE COUNCIL LEADERSHIP AWARD: JOHN GOINES | EATON CORPORATION

John Goines (far right)

Download Application - Application Deadline August 25, 2017

This award honors an individual who best exemplifies the willing dedication to be of service to the Motor Transportation Industry, the TXTA Fleet Maintenance Council, his or her company and the motoring public. The recipient is one who has demonstrated the qualities of interest, enthusiasm and leadership in achieving these multiple goals.