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$100,000 in Cash Prizes


5 Drivers Receive $20,000 each!


Applications Open - October 2024

Applications Close - December 2024

Winners Recognized - March 15 - 18, 2025 at TCA's Annual Convention


About the Contest

Professional truck drivers are essential to the supply chain and delivering America’s goods safely and on time.  The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) wants to celebrate and recognize those drivers that are best in class with TCA’s Professional Drivers of the Year program.


TCA is looking for those exceptional drivers who have made a significant impact over the past year on the industry, their driver colleagues, their community, and the company that employs them.  TCA Professional Drivers of the Year nominees should also have superior safety records, be strong role models and have inspiring stories that have made a difference in their lives and the truckload industry.

If you know of such a driver that works for your TCA member company and fits this description, please nominate him or her today! Up to five drivers will be celebrated during TCA’s March 23 - 26, 2024 annual convention in Nashville and each Professional Driver of the Year will receive $20,000.  That’s right, five drivers will receive $20,00 each for a total payout of $100,000! Driver nominations open on October 18, 2023 and will run through December 8, 2023.


Thanks to our presenting sponsors Love’s Travel Stops and Cummins Inc.

Contest Rules


  • Drivers must be employed by TCA carrier member and the nominator must be current driver employer.

  • The application must be completed online and submitted through TCA’s application process.

  • Verification of submitted information will include direct contact with the motor carrier to whom the nominee is under contract and may include credit reports, motor vehicle reports, and other background checks as required.

  • Each company may nominate up to five drivers. However, only one driver per company can be named a TCA Professional Driver of the Year.

  • Erroneous or false information provided in the application will result in immediate disqualification.

  • All TCA Professional Drivers of the Year are responsible for any applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with the cash award.

  • Truckload Carriers Association shall retain all applications for one year; therefore, no applications or pictures will be returned.

  • Headshot photographs (300 dpi) may be used for publicity purposes if the driver is selected as a TCA Professional Driver of the Year.

  • With due respect for privacy, the contents of the applications that reflect positively upon the trucking industry may be used for promotional, educational, and training purposes by Truckload Carriers Association.

  • The judges’ decision is final.



Announcement of Winners


The TCA Professional Drivers of the Year will be recognized at Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Convention, taking place March 23 - 26, 2024 in Nashville, TN. More information is available here.




  • By participating, all nominees agree to share photos and application information with the contest sponsors.

  • The TCA Professional Drivers of the Year will be interviewed and photographed for profiles that will appear in industry publications.

  • The TCA Professional Drivers of the Year will be required to attend the awards ceremony at TCA’s Annual Convention. Hotel, airfare and convention registration will be covered by TCA for the driver and his or her spouse.

  • TCA Professional Drivers of the Year may have the opportunity, at the discretion of the driver’s company, to represent the contest and industry at events during the year following his/her award.

  • Drivers will also be asked to attend other TCA events which may include Safety & Security Meeting June 2-4, 2024 in Indianapolis, Refrigerated Meeting July 15-17, 2024 in Stowe, Vermont, and TCA’s Call on Washington which is September 12, 2024 in Washington D.C.  TCA will cover hotel and registration fees at these events.



Please contact TCA's Zander Gambill at

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