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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Alaska Truck Driving Championships

Alaska Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Danny Hawkins American Fast Freight 208 43
4-Axle Ryan Surian American Fast Freight 198 34
5-Axle Michael Frye United Freight & Transport 91 50
Flatbed Jesse Walker Sourdough Express Inc. 153 44
Sleeper Berth Gerald Graves Northern Industrial Training 125 42
Tank Truck Michael Hinkes Carlile Transportation Systems 266 14
Twins Jeremy Welton Carlile Transportation Systems 240 18
Straight Truck Jay Forlino American Fast Freight 103 46
Step Van Jerome De La Cruz FedEx Express 297 20

2019 Results

Ryan Surian of American Fast Freight took home the Grand Champion prize at the Alaska Truck Driving Championships, hosted in Anchorage by the Alaska Trucking Association.

Surian, who competed in the 4-Axle division, has been with American Fast Freight for eight years.

Ryan Surian

Surian

This is Surian's fifth time competing in the state competition and he has been to the national competition twice before this year.

He has qualified to the National Truck Driving Championships in the 5-Axle division in 2015 and the Flatbed division in 2017. 

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Ryan Surian American Fast Freight
3-Axle Denny Hawkins American Fast Freight
4-Axle Ryan Surian American Fast Freight
5-Axle Michael Frye United Freight & Transport
Flatbed Jesse Walker Sourdough Express
Sleeper Berth Gerald Graves Northern Industrial Training
Tank Truck Michael Hinkes Carlile Transportation Systems
Twins Jeremy Welton Carlile Transportation Systems
Straight Truck Jay Forlino American Fast Freight
Step Van Jerome De Le Cruz FedEx Express

2019 PHOTO GALLERY: 

Alaska Truck Driving Championships

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2019 Preview:

When: May 31-June 1, 2019

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

Field: Seventy-one truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: The Alaska Truck Driving Championships promise to mix safety with fun as some of the top drivers in the state show up to show off their skills.

The competition will be held May 31-June 1 by the Alaska Trucking Association on the grounds of an American Fast Freight facility, a transportation and logistics company.

READ MORE: Alaska Truck Driving Championships to Blend Safety, Fun

More info: Alaska Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Wolcoff

The saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Ryan Wolcoff, a truck driver for SPAN Alaska, doesn't have to put that idiom into practice. He succeeded on the first try.

Despite never having participated in Alaska’s annual truck driving championships before, Wolcoff won the 3-Axle class and the 2018 Alaska Grand Champion title, earning the rookie competitor a trip to nationals.

“I was shocked that I took my division and I was even more shocked that I won overall Grand Champion, so it was a good experience and kind of showed me where I stand and what I learned and gained in knowledge over the years,” said Wolcoff, 45, from Anchorage, Alaska. “It kind of validated what I’ve been doing for this amount of time and that I’m really good at it.”

Wolcoff said he had been driving for nearly 20 years before deciding to compete in the truck driving championships. He got his start years ago working at a scale house for a gravel company.

READ MORE: First Time’s the Charm for Alaska Grand Champion Ryan Wolcoff

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Ryan Wolcoff SPAN Alaska
Sleeper Berth Brian Ambrose Alaska West Express
3-Axle Ryan Wolcoff SPAN Alaska
5-Axle Doug Longerbone Lynden Transport
Tank Truck Jeremiah Payne American Fast Freight
4-Axle Michael Hinkes Carlile Transportation Systems
Straight Truck Kitiona Afusia FedEx Express
Step Van Madeleine Vea FedEx Express
Flatbed Todd Wheeler American Fast Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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