Award Applications

2018 TXTA Truck Safety Contest
VIEW APPLICATION - application deadline has passed (March 1, 2018)

This award will be given to the company with the lowest Accident Frequency Rate in each mileage classification for the year 2018. 

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



2018 Driver of the Year Award
VIEW APPLICATION - application deadline has passed (April 13, 2018)

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) and Tom Hartman


2018 Distinguished Safety Award
VIEW APPLICATION - application deadline has passed (April 13, 2018)

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. 

2017 TXTA DISTINGUISHED SAFETY AWARD: ED BRADY | E & R CONSULTING

Ed Brady (left) and Tom Hartman


2018 Excellence in Service Award
Application Coming Soon 
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 TXTA EXECELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD: BO DUVAL | GREAT WEST CASUALTY COMPANY

L-R: Lance Shillingburg, Bo Duval, Tom Hartman



2018 Truck Driving Championships

View: Truck Driving Championship Information and Driver Entry Release

Truck Driving Regional Championships 2018
The top two drivers in each class at each regional advanced to the State competition June 1-2, 2018 in Waco, TX

San Antonio – May 4-5, 2018
Contest Chair: Gene Davis
Council of Safety Professionals-SA
PO Box 128
Converse, TX 78109

210/846-0083

Entry Fee: $85
Location: Tree of Life Church
5513 IH 35, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Driver registration, virtual course walk-through,
and written test - May 4, 5:30pm, at
Ben E. Keith Foods
5505 Kaepa Ct, San Antonio, 78218
Driver check in - May 5 at 7:00am at Tree of Life Church

Applications must be received by April 27


Tyler – May 5
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 April 30








Houston –May 19
Contest Chair: Ms. Jay Ferguson
Houston Council of Safety Professionals
PO Box 5211
Houston, TX 77262
214/498-4504
Entry Fee: $85
Location: Houston Community College Truck Driving School     
555 Community College Dr.
Applications must be received by May 12
                
Dallas/Ft. Worth – April 28
Contest Chair: Tami Copeland
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 18



State Championships
June 1-2, 2018
Waco Hilton (headquarters hotel) - written test and virtual course walk-through
Texas State Technical College - 3801 Campus Drive, Waco (north side of Waco) - driving and pre-trip competitions

***** Companies participating in the State Championships will be required to provide a tractor and/or trailer to be utilized during the competition as well as volunteer to serve as a judge. 
Drivers whose companies do not provide equipment and volunteer judges will NOT be allowed to compete. In addition, companies must be able to provide equipment in the class
of competition in which they have drivers competing. *****


State Driving Contest Chairman: Ed Brady
ENR Consulting, LLC
Phone: (254) 855-4042


ATA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
August 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio

Competition at the National level will include 1st place winners in each class of competition from the State Championships. ATA qualification rules for Nationals must be met



The Technician of the Year Contest
2017 TXTA TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR: RUDY LAGUNA | HEB


View 2018 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 2018
 The top three technicians at each regional advance to the State competition June 2, 2018 in Waco, TX at the Texas State Technical College Campus.

All Regionals take place at 10:00am - except Tyler!  if not on time, contestants will be disqualified
Houston - May 12   ****NEW DATE ****
Contest Chairperson: Jamie Snapp
713/679-7707
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am



Dallas - May 5
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 5
Contest Chairman: Brandon Pollock
817/624-2107
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time:  10:00am


Tyler - May 5
Contest Chairman: Kevin Riley
903/724-2686
Location: Bullard High School
1426 S. Houston St, Bullard, TX 75757
Time: 8:30am


Amarillo - May 5
Contest Chairman: Wayne Pierson
806/373-3793
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am
San Antonio - May 5
Contest Chairman: Paul Zuckerman
210/655-5420
Location: Cummins Sales & Service
Time: 10:00am


The Distinguished Award for Excellence in Maintenance
2018 TXTA DISTINGUISHED AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MAINTENANCE

Download Application - application deadline has passed (April 13, 2018) 
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 

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.