The 16th Annual
Northeast Professional Truck
A professional truck driving skills competition to benefit the Kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Welcome to the 16th annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers' Charity Challenge!
2014 Charity Challenge
September 7, 2014
Can you pull up to a stop line and stop within 18 inches without crossing
over the line? Can you make a left or right turn and place the rear trailer
wheels close to the curb without touching it? Can you place the truck within
18 inches of a right side line?
The Charity Challenge is a truck driving skills competition similar to the state and national ATA competitions. Drivers maneuver through ten course problems such as a Front Stop, Rear Alley Dock, Right & Left Turns, Side Stop, Scale Stop, etc. Most problems have an 18 inch scoring zone.
Any current driver or management with a valid commercial driverís license can register to compete! Retired drivers who currently hold or previously held a CDL are welcome to compete. You do not need to bring equipment. All trucks for all classes are supplied.
Would you like to try your hand at a pre-trip inspection? Defects are planted in the vehicles and the driver has a time limit to find the defects. How about a written test on the rules of the road? The pre-trip and written test are optional for separate awards.
There are kidís activities during the day with a bike rodeo, magician, caricature artist, face painting and a bike raffle. There are tons of items in the regular raffle, all donated by drivers and companies.
All proceeds from the event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee, and all contributions are tax deductible. For drivers a minimum donation of $75.00 is required to register for the Charity Challenge, and donations can be fundraised. Check out the letter from St. Jude under the forms tab if you wish to send to friends and family. Last year the drivers fundraised over $16,000, and that was in addition to the $15,000+ donated by the many companies. Check out the Companies Tab to see the ones involved.
Canít make it to the event this year? Will you consider a donation to St. Jude? Just click on the MAKE A DONATION button and follow the prompts.
The annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge is sponsored by the following organizations from across the Northeast region of the country. Their efforts continue to make this a successful event each year.
Massachusetts Professional Truck Drivers Association
Maine Professional Drivers Association
Champions Council of New York
Connecticut Professional Drivers Association
New Hampshire Professional Drivers Association
Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge
167 D Street, Lowell MA 01851-4345