“This was my first year attending the event and I had a blast. It makes you appreciate all the hard work these drivers do to become the best at what they do, and do it safely every day. I feel honored to be part of this year’s contestants. Even though I didn’t win I was still happy for my fellow competitors as I’m sure they would be for me.”

James Eller
Straight Truck Driver
Coca-Cola Foodservice


Celebrating Safe Driving in the Food Distribution Industry

September 21 - 23, 2018 | Disney's Yacht & Beach Club | Orlando, FL

IFDA Truck Driving Championship

This competition tests drivers on many levels including skill behind the wheel, the ability to spot safety hazards, and their knowledge of safety rules and regulations. The winners are celebrated at a concluding awards banquet, plus a team award recognizes the company with the best combined performance in the competition. Reward your best drivers and take your company’s safety program to the next level by participating in this exceptional food industry event.

2018 IFDA Truck Driving Championship

The championship kicks off with a written exam on Friday evening, followed by a pre-trip inspection and field course challenge on Saturday. That evening and Sunday provide free time where participants can take in the sights in Orlando, and the championship concludes Sunday evening at an awards dinner where driver accomplishments are celebrated. From arrival at the Disney property to the thrill of the competition, this is an exciting weekend for drivers and their families, as well as for company management. This is also a “kid friendly” event! Children of all ages are welcome to attend the competition and the gala awards dinner.


Friday, September 21

Driver Welcome and Written Exam

Friday includes driver and guest check-in, driver orientation, and the driver written exam.

Saturday, September 22

Pre-Trip Inspection & Field Course Competition

Saturday events include drivers performing a pre-trip vehicle inspection to find ten planted defects and driving a field course that includes six problems that mimic everyday challenges.

Sunday, September 23

Sightseeing & Gala Championship Awards

Drivers, their families, and other attendees get the day to enjoy the sights. On Sunday evening, a reception, banquet, and awards ceremony concludes the Championship.


Registration & Brochure

Register Your Drivers Today!

Take your company’s safety program to the next level. The Registration deadline for drivers is August 25.

Hotel & Travel

September 15-17, 2017

Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort

Reserve your rooms for this year's championship.