April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Connecticut Truck Driving Championships

Connecticut header for NTDC page


Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle  Glen Cooke FedEx Express 266 23 
4-Axle  Andrey Antropov  The Martin-Brower Co. 245   22
5-Axle  Mark McClure  Domino's Pizza 156  41 
Flatbed  Anthony Spero  ABF Freight  291 15 
Sleeper Berth  David Bryant  FedEx Freight  120 43 
Tank Truck  Paul Brandon  FedEx Freight  510  1
Twins  Michael Erick  YRC Freight 188  35 
Straight Truck Ernest Budlowski    XPO Logistics  273   18
Step Van   Timothy Besta FedEx Ground 306 17 


2019 Recap

Ernie Budlowski claims Straight Truck title, Grand Champion Honors at Connecticut TDC

Ernie Budlowski of XPO Logistics drove straight to the Straight Truck title en route to claiming Grand Champion honors in the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships in Windsor Locks on June 8.

Ernie Budlowski


Budlowski will be joined by eight other class winners at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 14-17.

The 70th running of the competition was held at the FedEx Freight facility, where it has been for the past 10 years with one exception: The 2015 TDC was staged at the New England Tractor Trailer Training School.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Ernie Budlowski XPO Logistics
3-Axle Glen Cooke  FedEx Express
4-Axle Andre Antropov Martin-Brower
5-Axle Mark McClure Domino's Pizza
Flatbed Tony Spero  ArcBest Freight
Sleeper Berth David Bryant  FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Paul Brandon FedEx Freight
Twins Mike Erick YRC Freight
Straight Truck Ernie Budlowski XPO Logistics
Step Van Tim Besta FedEx Ground


2019 Preview

When: June 8, 2019

Where: FedEx Freight facility, Windsor Locks, Conn.

Preview: Mark McClure of Domino's Pizza will take aim at his fourth consecutive class title and second straight trip to the National Truck Driving Championships when a field of 42 takes the course at the FedEx Freight Facility in Windsor Locks on June 8.

McClure, driving for Domino's Supply Chain, won in Sleeper Berth in 2016-17 before winning it all last year in 5-Axle. The competition has been at the same site every year but once for the past decade.

More info: Motor Transport Association of Connecticut

2018 Recap


After placing first in the Sleeper Berth division in the Connecticut State Truck Driving Championships in 2016-17, Mark McClure came back in 2018 to win it all.

McClure drives for Domino's Supply Chain based in East Granby.

This year, McClure competed in the 5-Axle category and came out on top. He is headed to the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, in August with another trophy to mark his continued success.

In 2015, McClure was a member of the Domino's Supply Chain team champion. 

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Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Mark McClure Domino's Pizza
Sleeper Berth Clint Martin Domino's Pizza
3-Axle David Misenheimer Domino's Pizza
5-Axle Mark McClure Domino's Pizza
Tank Truck Anthony Spero ABF Freight System
4-Axle David Bryant FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Andrew Martin FedEx Express
Step Van John Falkevitz FedEx Express
Flatbed Paul Brandon FedEx Freight
Twins William Oakes FedEx Freight