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2023 Truck Driving Championships

2023 Truck Driving Championships

3/3/2023 - 3/4/2023


Driver registration is now closed. 

Volunteer Registration

Our competition is only possible with the help of our Safety Management Council and event volunteers! Volunteers help us staff everything from judges and equipment hostlers to exam monitors. Volunteer roles require a variety of industry and non-industry-specific qualifications - all needed to make our event a success.

If you plan on volunteering, please complete the online sign-up form, so we can start assigning coverage. We ask that all volunteers plan to attend the March 2 meeting for 2:00 PM at the LMTA Office. Please note: This meeting has been moved from the scheduled initially 1:00 PM.

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 2:00 PM
LMTA Office - Baton Rouge
4838 Bennington Ave., 70808


Schedule of Events


  • 2:00 PM | Mandatory Volunteer Meeting (LMTA Office)


  • 7:30 AM | Equipment donations can be parked on-site (Blue Bayou)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Driver Registration starts (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 12:00 - 12:15 PM | Pre-Trip Review (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 12:15 - 12:45 PM | Driving Course Overview (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 12:45 - 1:45 PM | Written Exam (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 1:45 - 4:00 PM | Pre-Trip Inspection (Blue Bayou)


  • 7:00 - 7:30 AM | Course Walkthrough (Blue Bayou)
  • 7:30 - 3:30 PM | Course Competition (Blue Bayou)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception (Renaissance Hotel)
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM | Awards Banquet (Renaissance Hotel)


As always, we welcome competitors' friends, family and industry personnel to spectate the driving course section of the competition to be held Saturday, March 4.

This year our course is located across Highland Road from the Blue Bayou and Dixie Landing amusement park. This is an outdoor event, we suggest all those attending to dress and plan accordingly, monitoring the weather. A schedule of events can be found above.

The results of the Championships will be announced during our Trucking Safety Awards Banquet, held the evening of March 4. Along with the winners of our Trucking Driving Championships, we will be celebrating the honorees of our Fleet Safety Awards, Safety Professional and Truck Driver of the Year programs. The dress code for the awards banquet is Sunday's best. 

Banquet registration is of no cost but must be done by emailing  if you are not already attending with a participating company. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LMTA office.

About the 2023 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships

The Louisiana Truck Driving Championships (TDC) is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) and is the regional qualifier for the National Truck Driving Championships hosted by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). As part of the LMTA Foundation's mission to promote safety and highlight driver excellence in Louisiana's trucking industry, there is no registration fee for the Louisiana Championships.

The TDC has a long history within the LMTA, and was previously known as the Louisiana Truck Rodeo. The TDC competitors comprise eight driving classes and feature drivers throughout the state. During the TDC competition, each driver can demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of tests.

Each driver is graded in three tasks:

  1. Written examination
  2. Pre-trip inspection test
  3. Driving skills test

Our 2023 Truck Driving Championships is to be held March 3-4, 2023. The registration, testing and awards banquet will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge off of Bluebonnet Blvd. The Pre-trip inspection and driving course will be hosted in the Blue Bayou and Dixie Landing Amusement Park overflow parking lot in Baton Rouge, located on the corner of Highland Road and the I-10 W on-ramp.  

Driver registration is now closed.

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70810 United States

Our room block for the Truck Driving Championships at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel is now sold out!

If you or your company is still in need of accommodations, we have listed some nearby hotels below:

- Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10 (0.5 miles away)

- TownePlace Suites Baton Rouge South (0.7 miles away)

- Element South Baton Rouge (0.8 miles away)

- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge East (3.1 miles away)

- Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge I-10 East (3.2 miles away)

Event Contact
Allison Strahan
3/3/2023 - 3/4/2023
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