April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Alabama Truck Driving Championships

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3-Axle David Hawk FedEx Freight245  30
4-Axle Cecil Salter  FedEx Freight21331 
5-Axle Alphonso Lewis YRC Freight 432
Flatbed  Rodney CosperUPS Freight269 22 
Sleeper Berth Gary Nuckolls AAA Cooper Transportation206 27 
Tank Truck Kenneth Lockhart FedEx Freight228 24 
Twins Mark Knight  AAA Cooper Transportation489 
Straight TruckWilliam BrandonFed Ex Freight 304 6
Step Van Robert Moore   FedEx Freight24231 


2019 Recap

David Hawk


Alabama Grand Champion David Hawk Paces FedEx Freight

David Hawk is taking his driving skills from Pelham to Pittsburgh.

The FedEx Freight driver racked up 365 points in winning the 3-Axle competition and clinching Grand Champion honors in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships May 31-June 1 at the Pelham Civic Complex.

 Hawk cleared his closest challenger by 50 points in securing his trip to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Hawk’s victory paced a parade of five winners by FedEx Freight. AAA Cooper Transportation had two winning drivers, and UPS Freight and YRC Freight one each.


Grand ChampionDavid HawkFedEx Freight
3-AxleDavid HawkFedEx Freight
4-AxleCecil SalterFedEx Freight
5-AxleAlphonso LewisYRC Freight
FlatbedRodney CosperUPS Freight
Sleeper BerthGary NuckhollsAAA Cooper Transportation
Tank TruckKenneth LockhartFedEx Freight
TwinsMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Straight TruckWilliam BrandonFedEx Freight
Step VanRobert MooreFedEx Freight


Alabama Truck Driving Championships

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Will big wheels keep on turning for Alabama’s defending Grand Champion? That is what an estimated field of 120 competitors will find out when the Alabama Truck Driving Championships are held May 31 in Pelham.

Mark Knight of AAA Cooper Transportation will be back to defend his Grand Champion title and will compete in the Twins class. He won the 5-Axle division last year on the way to taking top honors and earning a trip to the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

When: May 31, 2019

Where: Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham, Ala.

More info: Alabama Trucking Association

2018 Recap


Reigning Alabama Truck Driving Championship winner Mark Knight of AAA Cooper Transportation, competing in the 5-axle division, captured the Grand Champion crown for the second consecutive year.

The Alabama team has enjoyed several good showings in past years and will look for another solid competition at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14-17.

Alphonso Lewis of YRC Freight will advance to nationals in the 3-axle division. Lewis was crowned NTDC Grand Champion in 2007.


Grand ChampionMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Sleeper BerthRussell CottinghamFedEx Freight
3-AxleAlphonso LewisYRC Freight
5-AxleMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Tank TruckKenneth LockhartFedEx Freight
4-AxleCecil SalterFedEx Freight
Straight TruckDavid HawkFedEx Freight
Step VanRobert MooreFedEx Freight
FlatbedThomas “Ross” GarnerFedEx Freight
TwinsDan ThompsonFedEx Freight


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