Due to the extraordinary uncertainty around the state of the economy, travel, and large events, IFDA has made the determination that it will not be possible to hold the 2020 IFDA Truck Driving Championship this year. We are all facing unprecedented times as the industry fights to get through the COVID-19 crisis, and we understand that most company championships have been canceled as well. If you have any questions about the IFDA Truck Driving Championship, please contact Jon Eisen, SVP, Government Relations.
See below for information on the 2021 IFDA Truck Driving Championship.
Driving Safety Forward
At IFDA, we know that safety is a top priority for our member companies. Foodservice distribution drivers are the front line in this effort ensuring that food and supplies are delivered safely to over one million professional kitchens daily. 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 individual winners are celebrated at an awards banquet and a team award recognizes the company with the best combined performance in the competition. The event gives drivers the platform to showcase their safety skills and compete among friends and family.
A Good Time for All!
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.
You Can Also Support Safety As A Judge: The IFDA Truck Driving Championship uses two field courses to speed up the competition. If you are in management, we could use your help as a judge. As a judge, you help score truck drivers during the competition. This is a great way to be involved in the event, meet other transportation professionals, and support your drivers. Judge attendance is complimentary. Please note, you do not need to have a driver in the competition in order to be a judge.
Agenda At A GlanceThursday, October 14, 2021
Driver Welcome and Written Exam
Thursday includes driver and guest check-in, driver orientation, and the driver written exam.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Pre-Trip Inspection & Field Course Competition
Friday 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.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sightseeing & Gala Championship Awards
Drivers, their families, and other attendees get the day to enjoy the sights. On Saturday evening, a reception, banquet, and awards ceremony concludes the Championship.
There are a variety of registration options for the IFDA Truck Driving Championship including drivers, management, family members, guests, and judges (also note that pricing differs between member and non-member companies). Please use our online registration portal and follow the instructions for each type of registrant.
The 2020 Truck Driving Championship is canceled.
Registration for the 2021 event will open Summer 2021.
Hotel & Destination
Participants and attendees will be staying at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Ranked #1 on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards for Orlando Resorts, the resort sits on 1,500 lush acres with a private lake, tennis courts, and a unique lagoon-style pool.
The Field Course will be located at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL.
Support the over 131,000 truck drivers in the industry and the hundreds that compete each year in the Competition through Sponsorship!