Daly is a 10-time Arizona state-driving champion, and also has served as a Captain on America's Road Team, the premier public outreach program sponsored by American Trucking Associations. Road Team Captains are the industry's most accomplished professionals and serve as ambassadors for safety, spreading the word about safety on the highway and sharing the road with trucks. She is also a Con-way Freight "Distinguished Driver," a special designation earned by the company's safest drivers for reaching 1, 2, or 3 million miles without an accident.
At the National Truck Driving Championships, competitors in their respective classes are tested on their expertise in the driving skills they use daily. The competition challenged their knowledge of safety, rules and regulations, equipment and the industry. The skills course tested drivers' ability to judge distances, maneuver in tight spaces, reverse, park and position their vehicle exactly over scales, before barriers or around curves.
In this year's competition, Con-way Freight fielded a total of 66 U.S. state champions from 29 states. To qualify for U.S. state and national competitions, drivers must have maintained an accident-free driving record for the previous year. At the national competition, drivers face testing in three areas: a timed written exam, a pre-trip inspection test and a driving skills test. Each driver competes in one of nine equipment classes: 3-Axle, 4-Axle, 5-Axle, 5-Axle Flatbed, 5-Axle Sleeper, Step Van, Straight Truck, Tank Truck and Twins.
The NTDC brings together hundreds of the nation's most skilled and accomplished commercial truck drivers each year. Since the first championships in 1937, four Con-way Freight drivers have earned the title of Grand Champion and 20 have been named National Champion in their equipment class.
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the United States
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