April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Arkansas Truck Driving Championships

When: July 12-13, 2019

Where: Rogers, Ark.

More info: Arkansas Trucking Association


2018 Recap


First-Time Qualifier Daniel Patterson Earns Arkansas’ Grand Champion Honors

When Daniel Patterson left his home to compete in Arkansas’ truck safety contest this month, his goal was pretty big. He wanted to win his class. The 4-axle driver for FedEx Freight explained he had studied the rulebook thoroughly and practiced extensively for a chance to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships.

Patterson went on to score high on his pre-trip inspection, the written test about rules and regulations and the course challenge. In all, his marks earned him the blue ribbon in 4-axle. Mission accomplished.

His performance, however, also was good enough to capture the grand champion prize. Not bad for being the only truck driver in his family, he said. There, Patterson will be that rare rookie who will have earned state grand champion status on his résumé when he debuts. His plan for avoiding feeling overwhelmed at the event entails sticking with his preparation and staying alert at all times.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Daniel Patterson Fedex Freight
Sleeper Berth Thomas Garner Maverick
3-Axle Danny Parker FedEx Freight
5-Axle David Glacobbe J.B. Hunt Transport Services
Tank Truck Eric Coursey Solar Transport
4-Axle Daniel Patterson Fedex Freight
Straight Truck Ronnie Worring ABF Freight System
Step Van Samuel Brooks J.B. Hunt Transport Services
Flatbed Gary Mars Walmart Transportation
Twins Kirk Haggard ABF Freight System


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