We are excited to announce that the IFDA Truck Driving Championship is back and better than ever!

NEW!  This year, the event will be hosted in October and the competition will be held on a Friday.  We are also excited to announce that this year’s event will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and the competition will be hosted at Osceola Heritage Park’s entertainment complex.

TDC will continue to be the premier event for foodservice distribution drivers to compete and showcase their safety skills.  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. 

It is also an exciting event for drivers and their families to enjoy the weekend together with company management.  We take special care to ensure that our youngest guests have an awesome time as well. 

The weekend will include lots of food, fun, games and surprises for all.
Professional truck drivers across the country stepped up in 2020 and 2021 to ensure foodservice operators and other food customers had the products they needed to run their businesses, even in the face of federal and state shutdowns and other hardships.  2022 is our year to recognize, and reward, the food distribution industry’s very best professional drivers by participating in the IFDA Truck Driving Championship, being held October 13-15, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.  

A Good Time for All! 
This is an exciting time 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 an IFDA Member and 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.  Please note, you do not need to have a driver in the competition in order to be a judge. Judge registration is subject to availability and approval.

Agenda At A Glance

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Transportation Managers Share Group
Driver Welcome and Written Exam
Thursday includes driver and guest check-in, driver orientation, and the driver written exam.

Friday, October 14, 2022
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 15, 2022
Shuttles to the Magic Kingdom
IFDA will provide complimentary ground roundtrip transportation to the Magic Kingdom Transportation Center on Saturday, October 15 between 8 am – 4 pm.  

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.

What prizes are awarded to drivers?

All competing drivers will receive a competition shirt and hat, a duffel bag, and a certificate of participation. Prizes for the winners in each category of the competition are as follows:

1st Place: $2500, Championship Medal, Champion’s Jacket (letterman style with logo on back and driver’s name on front), and a large Champion’s Magnet to display on their company vehicle.
2nd Place: $1500 & Championship Medal.
3rd Place: $1000 & Championship Medal.

Rookie of the Year Award: $500 and a Customized Louisville Slugger.

Team Award: Championship Team Trophy.


Register Today

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). When registration opens, please use our online registration portal and follow the instructions for each type of registrant.

Hotel & Destination

Participants and attendees will be staying at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Ranked #9 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.

IFDA has established a discounted housing block for the 2022 Truck Driving Championship.  Registrants will receive access to the block via a housing link that will be included in the registration confirmation letter.  If you are interested in establishing a group housing sub-block of 10 or more rooms, please contact Grace Hong (ghong@ifdaonline.org).

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The Field Course will be located at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL. 


Orlando attractions await you!
There is plenty of fun adventures to be had in Orlando, Florida. Here are a few links to help you plan your free-time. 

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More Information

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