Trucking’s Top Rookie Contest Additional Information: Sponsors

Program Partners

09 Rookie

The American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations is the “Voice of the Industry that Moves America’s Freight.”

Their mission is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice; to influence in a positive manner federal and state governmental actions; to advance the trucking industry’s image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability; to provide educational programs and industry research; to promote safety and security on our nation’s highways and among our drivers; and to strive for a healthy business environment.

08 Rookie

Commercial Vehicle Training Association

The Commercial Vehicle Training Association, Inc. (“CVTA”) is the national trade association representing the proprietary truck driving schools in the United States and Canada. CVTA members, as a condition of membership, must agree to abide by the CVTA Code of Conduct. This code was designed to ensure that students enrolled in member schools are provided with the highest quality driver training.

At present, CVTA has 39 Regular Member Schools that operate approximately 200 training sites around the United States. These sites graduate approximately 56,000 new entry-level drivers per year.

The association is also a member of the Truckload Carriers Association. Individual members of CVTA have assisted the Professional Truck Driver Institute in developing its curriculum standards as well as the standards for its Driver Finishing Program and the Younger Driver Initiative.

CVTA maintains a permanent headquarters in the Washington, DC area to permit its members to have proactive representation on issues that affect them in the legislative, regulatory and trucking industry arenas.

03 Rookie

Professional Truck Driver Institute

Since 1986, the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) has been working with the carriers, truck driver training schools, insurance industry, and government to make safety a number one priority in the trucking industry. PTDI is the first nonprofit organization to develop uniform skill performance, curriculum, and certification standards for the trucking industry and to award course certification to entry-level truck driver training courses and motor carrier driver-finishing programs. Our goals are to advance truck driver training, proficiency, and professionalism and to put quality drivers on the roads. PTDI streamlined the certification process to help carriers and schools obtain national recognition that their programs meet these standards.

06 Rookie


The National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) is an organization for the promotion of public education for the transportation industry. Through membership, educators can network with other schools across the country to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective, and most up-to-date training available.

Representing the nation’s best community and technical colleges, the NAPFTDS is divided into seven regions. Their member schools graduate approximately 17,000 entry-level drivers annually.

07 Rookie

Red Eye Radio Network

The Red Eye Radio Network is the country’s national clearinghouse of information, thoughts and opinions of the American truck driver. They have a proud history, as the longest running nationally syndicated radio program focused on the needs of the trucking industry in the United States today.

For 40 years, the show has kept a key focus: to be part of the fabric of the trucking industry.

Katie Award Winning hosts Eric Harley and Gary McNamara engage their millions of listeners and callers with the major issues of the day including current events, legislation, popular culture, family issues, trucking news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with trucking industry leaders.

Whether professional truck drivers are behind the wheel or just can’t sleep, they are never alone Midnight to 5 a.m. CST when they’ve got The Red Eye Radio Network to keep them alert and entertained.

04 Rookie


According to Highline Data’s 2009 written premium data, Progressive is the number one truck insurer in America. With more than 40 years of experience, fleets, owner operators and professional drivers can trust Progressive to protect their commercial vehicles.

Progressive is the nation’s fourth-largest commercial vehicle insurance company and they have an A+ rating from A.M. Best. They offer customized insurance policies, flexible payment options, 24/7 claims service and discounts for qualified drivers.

Progressive offers complete coverage options for most commercial vehicles including, Liability, Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Medical Payment, Physical Damage, Uninsured Motorist, and Non-Owned Vehicle insurance.

01 Rookie

RoadPro Brands

The RoadPro Family of Brands offer a variety of product solutions that deliver all the convenience, safety and comfort truckers are looking for when traveling. These products range from rugged apparel to durable appliances and accessories, all designed to enhance the mobile lifestyle.

A supplier of travel-related and general merchandise, including BlackCanyon Outfitters, K40 Antennas and Accessories, MobileSpec, RoadPro and PowerDrive brands, they are recognized at retail outlets and travel centers throughout the United States.

RoadPro Family of Brands is a division of DAS, Inc., a manufacturer, importer and distributor serving mobile electronics retailers, convenience stores, travel centers and outdoor products retailers since 1980.

02 Rookie

Rand McNally

Rand McNally specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning. Founded in 1856, the company provides products and services for consumers, the trucking and commercial transportation market, and educators. Rand McNally’s products and services for trucking and transportation include IntelliRoute® truck routing software, TNDTM GPS devices, e-log and fleet management solutions, and the best-selling Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas.


Cobra Electronics

Cobra Electronics Corporation is a leading global designer and marketer of mobile communications and navigation products in the United States, Canada, Europe and throughout the world. With its creation of the world’s first CB radio over 50 years ago, Cobra Electronics continues to grow by developing a large array of innovative products suitable for professional drivers, driving enthusiasts, outdoor recreational enthusiasts, and recreational boaters. Among the products offered today are radar detectors, professional navigation systems, two-way radios, power inverters, dash cams and action cameras.