Written by David Lemke
Navajo in the Rockies
Last year Bob Edwards won 1st place for 5 axle SB in the state championships. There was only a few of Navajo employees there to support our company drivers who were competing.For any Denver based management or employees or those who may be in town, please mark your calendar and attend this year’s event and support our competing drivers! We will have a tent, tables and chairs and drinks/food available.
Call or stop by and see Navajo Safety Department to get signed up!!! Bring everyone!!!
This year’s Colorado TDC will be held on June 2th at the
Adams County Fairgrounds.
9755 Henderson Road
Colorado Truck Driving Championships Rules and Procedures
The Truck Driving Championship Tests
Written Examination: Lasting one hour, this exam is valued at 80 points and consists of 40 questions. The questions are based on material contained in the “2012 Facts for Drivers” handbook, provided to the driver.
Pre-Trip Inspection: Drivers are required to find planted defects on a test vehicle within a specified time. The Pre-Trip Inspection is worth 100 points. No points are awarded for unplanted defects.
Driving Skills Course: The contestant’s ability to handle a vehicle and judge distance and clearance is tested on a course consisting of any six problems designed to simulate conditions that a driver encounters in everyday operations. The Driving Skills Test is worth 300 points.
Truck Driving Championship Classes
* 3 axle tractor semitrailer * 5 axle tractor semitrailer, flatbed * twin trailers
* 4 axle tractor semitrailer * 5 axle tractor semitrailer, tanker * straight truck
* 5 axle tractor semitrailer * 5 axle tractor semitrailer, sleeper * step van (non-CDL)
The contestant must:
(1) Work for a company that is a member of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
(2) Regularly perform the duties of a professional truck driver (i.e. hostlers, mechanics are not
(3) Must have a commercial driver’s license and all necessary endorsements required for the
class of competition (i.e. tanker or doubles – exception: Step vans)
(4) Must have been continuously employed by one employer for the 12 months prior to the state
(5) Must have an accident-free record of at least 12 months prior to entry in the state
(6) Must meet DOT physical requirements
(7) Must represent the state in which they reside or are occupationally-domiciled
(8) Must not have won the state championship in both the preceding 2 years in the category of competition
For any Denver domiciled drivers that have an interest in representing Navajo Express at the upcoming Truck Driving Championships, Please contact Marlene Settlemire in the safety department. She will verify your eligibility and help you complete the required entrance forms!
THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS Friday, May 18, 2012.
No entry forms will be accepted and no refunds will be made after that date, unless prior
arrangements have been made.
Look us up at www.navajo.com
Stop by and see us at
1400 W. 64th Ave.
Denver, CO 80221