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Bendix Honors 2022 American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion Award Winner

After four days of spirited competition between the country’s top professional commercial vehicle drivers, the 85e The American Trucking Associations (ATA) National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) have come to an end. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) proudly honors the Bendix Grand Champion winner of this year’s contest: Roland Bolduc, a professional driver based in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts for FedEx Express.

NTDC 2022 was held August 16-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bendix sponsored the Grand Champion Award, given to the best overall driver, for the 11e consecutive year.

Bolduc has over 2.5 million miles safely driven in his over 40 years in the trucking industry. His driving skills and knowledge of safety, equipment and the industry earned him first prize in a group of 408 drivers with nearly 730 million combined accident-free miles. Bolduc, who competed in the berth, also won the Grand Champion title from Bendix in 2017. He was named America’s road team captain in 2000.

“It’s a pleasure for us at Bendix to congratulate Roland on his remarkable achievement,” said Fred Andersky, Manager – Demos, Sales and Service Training at Bendix. “All of the competitors in this year’s championships deserve our thanks and praise for the excellence they bring to their work every day. The NTDC shines a spotlight on these outstanding professionals, their supporting families, and the indispensable role they play in helping to keep the roads safe for us all. Elisabeth Barna, Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs at ATA and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, presented the award on behalf of Bendix.

During this year’s competition at the Indiana Convention Center, drivers demonstrated their safety, equipment and industry expertise through a written exam, pre-ride inspection test starting and – always a crowd favorite – navigating the skill-based driving competition course. Behind the wheel, drivers were graded on their abilities to manage their trucks, judge distances and navigate tight spaces. The driving course challenged drivers to maneuver, back up, park and position their vehicles with precision on ladders, in front of barriers and around curves.