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Schedule

Note: This year’s program dates begin on Tuesday, Aug. 15 and end Saturday, Aug. 19. This schedule is subject to change.

August 15, 2023

08:00 AM ET - 04:00 PM ET

Competition Equipment Set-up

12:00 PM ET - 05:00 PM ET

Event Registration and Member Services

04:00 PM ET - 05:30 PM ET

Team Leader Orientation

05:30 PM ET - 07:00 PM ET

Contestant Orientation

August 16, 2023

06:00 AM ET - 08:00 AM ET

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by Schneider

06:30 AM ET - 07:00 AM ET

Staff Meeting

07:00 AM ET - 05:00 PM ET

Event Registration and Member Services

08:00 AM ET - 09:00 AM ET

General Session

Moderator: Richard Roberts, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, NAIC Chair

    • Color Guard Posting of Colors 
    • National Anthems – Canada, Mexico and the United States
    • Host Jurisdiction Remarks 
    • Host Jurisdiction Recognition Plaque 
    • Contestant Roll Call
    • CVSA President’s Remarks – Maj. Jeremy “Chris” Nordloh, Texas Department of Public Safety, CVSA President
    • National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships Committee Chairman’s Remarks
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Welcome Remarks 
    • 2019 NAIC Grand Champion’s Remarks 

08:00 AM ET - 04:00 PM ET

Competition Equipment Set-up

Columbus Convention Center

09:00 AM ET - 10:30 AM ET

Contestant, Group and Team Photos, Volunteer Photos and Contestant Video Introductions

10:30 AM ET - 11:00 AM ET

Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by ABF Freight and Zonar Systems

11:00 AM ET - 05:30 PM ET

Mexico Training Breakout Room

11:00 AM ET - 11:30 AM ET

Guest Orientation

11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

Judge Orientation

12:30 PM ET - 01:30 PM ET

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Sponsored by Amazon

01:30 PM ET - 02:30 PM ET

Contestant Training

02:30 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET

Contestant Training

03:30 PM ET - 04:00 PM ET

Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

Sponsored by R+L Carriers Inc.

04:00 PM ET - 05:30 PM ET

Contestant Training

Contestants will receive practical hands-on training on a Nikola
battery-operated vehicle and a Kodiak autonomous vehicle.

07:00 PM ET - 09:00 PM ET

Sponsor Recognition, Volunteer Appreciation and Patch Exchange Reception

August 17, 2023

06:00 AM ET - 06:30 AM ET

Staff Meeting

07:00 AM ET - 05:00 PM ET

Event Registration and Member Services

07:30 AM ET - 08:30 AM ET

Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM ET - 04:00 PM ET

Competition Equipment Set-up

08:30 AM ET - 10:00 AM ET

Contestant Training

10:00 AM ET - 10:30 AM ET

Networking Refreshment Break

10:30 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

Contestant Training

12:00 PM ET - 01:00 PM ET

Networking Lunch (Provided)

Sponsored by Amazon

01:00 PM ET - 03:00 PM ET

Contestant Training

01:00 PM ET - 03:00 PM ET

Contestant Training

01:00 PM ET - 05:30 PM ET

Mexico Training Breakout Room

01:30 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET

On-site Level I FedEx Driver Orientation

01:30 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET

On-site Motorcoach Driver Orientation

03:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET

Networking Refreshment and Snack Break

Sponsored by The Marino Group

03:30 PM ET - 05:30 PM ET

Contestant Training

August 18, 2023

06:00 AM ET - 06:30 AM ET

Staff Meeting

06:30 AM ET - 07:30 AM ET

Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM ET - 06:00 PM ET

Competition Elements

Columbus Convention Center

  • North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Exam
  • North American Standard Level I Inspection
  • North American Standard Level I Procedure
  • North American Standard Cargo Tank/Other Bulk Packagings Inspection
  • North American Standard Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection

    Bullpen 1 Contestant Briefing Room
    7:45 a.m.
    Red and Blue
    8:45 a.m.
    Yellow and Green
    11:00 a.m.
    Purple and Orange
    Bullpen 2 Contestant Holding Room
    Bullpen 3 Contestant Exam Room
    Bullpen 4 Contestant Holding Area

     

    Time Level I Inspection Cargo Tank/ Other Bulk Packaging Inspection Level V Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection OOSC Exam
    8:30 – 9:25 Red ½ Blue ½ Blue
    9:40 – 10:35 Blue ½ Red ½ Red Yellow and Green
    10:50 – 11:45 Yellow ½ Green ½ Green Red and Blue
    12:00 – 12:55 Green ½ Yellow ½ Yellow Purple and Orange
    1:10 – 2:05 Purple ½ Orange ½ Orange
    2:20 – 3:25 Orange ½ Purple ½ Purple

11:00 AM ET - 01:00 PM ET

Networking Lunch (Provided)

04:00 PM ET - 08:00 PM ET

Equipment Teardown and Set-up

Columbus Convention Center

August 19, 2023

05:30 AM ET - 06:00 AM ET

Staff Meeting

06:00 AM ET - 06:30 AM ET

Networking Breakfast

06:40 AM ET - 06:50 AM ET

Holding Room

Columbus Convention Center

07:00 AM ET - 07:45 AM ET

Introduction of Champions and Dignitaries Welcome

08:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

Competition Elements

Columbus Convention Center

  • North American Standard HM/DG Inspection

    Bullpen 1 Contestant Briefing Room
    8:15 a.m.
    Orange and Green
    8:45 a.m.
    Purple and Yellow
    10:15 a.m.
    Red and Blue
    Bullpen 2 Contestant Holding Room
    Bullpen 3 Contestant Holding Area
    Time HM/DG Inspection
    8:30 – 9:00 Orange
    9:05 – 9:35 Green
    9:40 – 10:10 Purple
    10:15 – 10:45 Yellow
    10:50 – 11:20 Red
    11:00 – 11:30 Blue

 

11:30 AM ET - 01:30 PM ET

Equipment Teardown and Ship Equipment

Columbus Convention Center

12:00 PM ET - 01:30 PM ET

Contestant Free Time (Lunch on Own)

01:30 PM ET - 02:30 PM ET

Contestant Question and Answer Period

02:30 PM ET - 05:00 PM ET

Contestant Free Time

05:45 PM ET - 07:30 PM ET

NAIC-NTDC/NSVDC Awards Ceremony

Moderator: Capt. John Broers, South Dakota Highway Patrol, CVSA President

  • Video Safety Message, Sponsored by PrePass Safety Alliance
  • John Youngblood Award of Excellence
  • Team Award, Sponsored by FedEx
  • North American Standard HM/DG and North American Cargo Tank/Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Awards, Sponsored by Amazon
  • North American Standard Level V Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection Awards, Sponsored by American Bus Association and United Motorcoach Association
  • North American Standard Level I Inspection Awards, Sponsored by Yellow
  • Country High Points, Sponsored by J.B. Hunt
  • Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award, Sponsored by Amazon

07:30 PM ET - 08:00 PM ET

Award Winner Photos

07:30 PM ET - 09:30 PM ET

NAIC-NTDC/NSVDC Reception