The New York State Truck Safety and Education Symposium is a successful public-private partnership, hosted by the Trucking Association of New York (TANY), the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, the NYS Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is the New York State premier truck safety event, providing attendees with the latest information on issues and compliance initiatives facing the trucking industry.
Planning is already underway for the 2022 Truck Safety Symposium. Save the dates - April 5-6, 2022.
TDC was developed to promote safety on the highways through an exhibition of skill, professionalism and safe handling of a commercial motor vehicle.
Competitors participate in a written exam, pre-trip inspection exam and skills course consisting of six obstacles. Each entering driver is eligible to compete in one (1) out of nine (9) classes offered: step van, straight truck, 3-axle, 4-axle, 5-axle, flatbed, tank trailer, twin trailers and sleeper berth.
Trophies are awarded to the top three drivers in each class, rookie of the year, highest scores on the written exam and pre-trip inspection, highest overall score and the company team with the highest overall score. A team must have a minimum of three (3) competitors.
Due to continuing challenges and concerns presented by COVID-19, TANY’s Truck Driving Championships Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2021 event.
In lieu of the in-person event being cancelled, TANY hosted a virtual Battle of the States on July 31. Congratulations to the top 10 who went on to compete in the virtual Nationals!
Congratulations to Jim Kohr for placing 3rd in the National competition! Final standings from the National competition are available here.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Syracuse June 10-11 for the 2022 in-person event!
The SuperTech Competition is New York State’s premier heavy vehicle technician event and brings together technicians to test their diagnostic abilities, hands-on problem-solving skills, determination and resolve.
The training session is taught by Master Trainer Swede Oun of O & K Truck Repairs, Ltd., certified through New York State’s Automotive Technicians Training Program, and author of numerous maintenance publications.
The competition includes both a written test and skills tests in air brakes, annual inspection procedures, coolant and DEF, cybersecurity, drive belts, electrical, engines, fasteners, hydraulics, preventative maintenance, tire analysis, and wheel end. Plaques are awarded to the top three technicians in each category as well as the overall winner. Additionally, hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.
Due to continuing challenges and concerns presented by COVID-19, TANY’s SuperTech Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 event. We look forward to seeing everyone in Syracuse June 10-11 for the 2022 event!
TANY’s Annual Management Conference brings together New York’s top and up-and-coming industry leaders. Full of valuable and timely educational sessions, an exhibit hall and plenty of networking opportunities, this is an event not to be missed.
This year's event will be held in person September 20-22, 2021 at the Downtown Syracuse Marriott. Details including attendee and sponsor registration are available here.