2014 Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers ANNUAL STATEWIDE DRIVERS TRAINING & ROADEO NATP ROADEO The NATP Roadeo is the only state venue to honor and celebrate the value of rural and community transit operators – the backbone of Nebraska public transportation. This exciting event draws drivers from around the state to test their skills, network with other drivers, learn new skills and celebrate their efforts. All NATP members are invited to attend the free drivers training and to participate as a judge or volunteer at the Roadeo. This is an excellent, inexpensive way to provide training for our Nebraska drivers! DRIVERS TRAINING Everyone is welcome to attend the Drivers Training. Takes place at the Holiday Inn & The Nebraska Safety Center Free training & lunch to NATP members! Work with NDOR to ensure education meets driver training requirements DRIVERS TRAINING Bud Fears of Sure-Lok/Q-Straint leads a wheelchair securement segment DRIVERS TRAINING Wyatt Hoagland leads the Defensive Driving course DRIVERS TRAINING Enjoy a meal at the hotel while networking and mingling with fellow NATP members Great promotional items!! ROADEO There are four components of the Roadeo A Written Test (taken from NE Drivers Manual) Pre-Trip Inspection Wheelchair securement Driving the obstacle course Van Division Mini Van Division Small Bus Division Fee to compete is only $50 Includes meals, snacks, T-shirt and giveaway items ROADEO TOOLKIT National RTAP has online Roadeo Toolkit How Roadeo is scored View videos of each driving segment of the obstacle course – Shows new drivers what to expect http://webbuilder.nationalrtap.org/roadeo/BusRoade oBasicsVideo.aspx ROADEO Pre-Trip Inspection ROADEO Wheelchair Securement ROADEO Driving obstacle course – compete in either the Small Bus Division, Mini-Van Division or Van Division ROADEO First time drivers?? Don’t be nervous! Everyone is encouraging and the “veterans,” judges and staff can offer helpful advice. ROADEO The Roadeo is a time to get together and celebrate our drivers. This is not only a learning/networking opportunity – but a FUN experience! Last year’s theme was Hawaiian – stay tuned to find out this year’s theme! ROADEO Perks! Great giveaway items Plenty of snacks, coffee and Mountain Dew to keep you going! Enjoy a September day outdoors Learn new skills Meet up with friends and colleagues Win money! And….. ROADEO You could win a trip to the National Roadeo! The top drivers from each division (and their managers) will receive a scholarship to compete at the National Roadeo in the summer! Next year’s competition will take place in Tampa, Florida!! AWARDS CEREMONY After a day on the course, attendees are invited to the awards banquet Drivers, Judges and Committee are recognized Winning drivers of the Roadeo & Driver of the Year are announced Safe Driver awards are given Spirit award given to most encouraging attendee AWARDS CEREMONY COME ON DOWN!! Everyone is encouraged to at least TRY! There’s nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain! Need more information? Contact the NATP office to have a copy of the Roadeo Drivers Manual emailed to you. Get online a view the course layout. We need your support! See you in September!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT Funding has already been cut for the Roadeo Loss of all funding is a possibility – unless number of participants increases JUST FOR FUN… Even your executive director, Kathi Schildt, drove the course!