Our final major event of the year is the Awards Banquet. At this event DMTA members, their outstanding drivers, technicians and others come together for a great evening of food and fun. The 2017 Awards Banquet will be held on November 18.
DMTA invites Delaware’s Team of Champions to attend the Awards Banquet and receive recognition for their accomplishments. These are the drivers who participated in the National Truck Driving Championships sponsored by American Trucking Associations. Delaware’s Teams of Champions earned the right to compete on the national level by taking first place in their class at the Delaware Truck Driving Championships. We will also invite and recognize those drivers who earned trophies at the state TDC.
The technician who took first place in the Delaware SuperTech Competition will get an invitation to attend and be recognized as will all technicians who participated in 2015’s contest
DMTA presents the John Chadick award each year to the member who gives the most of him/herself in volunteer work for DMTA activities. Sgt. Chadick was a DMTA member who gave selflessly of his time in support of DMTA activities that were of benefit to Delaware’s drivers. He was a Delaware State Trooper with the commercial motor vehicle enforcement unit. John truly enjoyed being around trucks and truckers and the TDC was his favorite activity. With his friend the late Ed Drum he served as course stewards for many years. Shortly after retiring from the state police DMTA lost one of its most ardent supporters. John Chadick passed away on April 14, 1991 at the age of 51. DMTA created the John Chadick award in his memory and makes the presentation each year at the Awards Banquet.
Before the evening can end we have our annual auction. This event is a lot of fun for everyone. There is a lot of friendly competition in the bidding, and it raises funds for DMTA events.
Lastly, each of our 12 Driver of the Month winners receive recognition for their accomplishments. The evening culminates with the announcement of the Driver of the Year winner. Please plan to attend this event.
To fund the Awards Banquet DMTA relies on the generosity of our members, others in trucking and related businesses. We are looking for corporate sponsors, program advertisers, tabletop sponsors, and donors for door prizes and auction items.
Corporate sponsors receive a full page ad in the program and recognition in our multi-media show at the banquet.