April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Kansas Truck Driving Championships

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Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle  Kevin Mailand  YRC Freight 176   45
4-Axle  Jimmie Wisley  YRC Freight 240  24 
5-Axle  Gary Harms  Walmart Transportation  229 16 
Flatbed  Terry Covey  FedEx Freight 200  33 
Sleeper Berth  Gary Stackhouse  Convoy Systems 117 45 
Tank Truck  Jeff Davis   Walmart Transportation 244 21 
Twins  Stephen Caudill  Old Dominion Freight Line 167  43 
Straight Truck Jerry Joyner   Walmart Transportation    231 31
Step Van  Richard Johnson   FedEx Freight 225 33   

2019 Recap

With the defending Grand Champion out of the picture, some home cooking spiced up the Kansas Truck Driving Championships on June 14-15.

Kevin Mailand, competing in the 3-Axle class, was one of two YRC Freight drivers to reach the winner’s circle at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. YRC Freight is based in Overland Park, about 66 miles east of Topeka.

Mailand also placed first in Field Test, which recognizes the drivers who scored the most points while navigating a course that contained six “problems.”


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Kevin Mailand YRC Freight
3-Axle Kevin Mailand YRC Freight
4-Axle Jimmie Lee Wisley YRC Freight
5-Axle Gary Harms Walmart Transportation
Flatbed Terry Covey FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Gary Stackhouse Convoy Systems
Tank Truck Jeff Davis Walmart Transportation
Twins Stephen Caudill Old Dominion Freight Line
Straight Truck Jerry Joyner Walmart Transportation
Step Van Richard Johnson FedEx Freight


 2019 Kansas Truck Driving Championships

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At first glance, the Kansas Truck Driving Championships might be more notable by who is absent than who will be the ultimate winner.

FedEx Freight Ace Don Logan, last year’s Grand Champ out of the Tank Truck division, isn’t competing at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on June 14-15.

With Logan out of the picture, the field can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the man with five state Grand Champion titles, one on the national stage (2012) and three additional national division titles won’t be behind the wheel this weekend. In all, Logan has made a dozen trips to the National Truck Driving Championships.

When: June 14-15, 2019

Where: Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, Kan.

More info: Kansas Motor Carriers Association

2018 Recap


Kansas’ Don Logan Earns 12th Trip to NTDC

This is a warning to the drivers who qualified for the National Truck Driving Championships in the Tank Truck division: Don Logan of FedEx Freight will be joining you.

(And his competitive fire still is burning strong.)

The national Grand Champion in 2012 with a long list of accolades surpassed the competition at the Kansas qualifier in mid-June. His strong showing at states marked the fifth time he’s earned best-in-show honors, paving the way for a 12th trip to the national stage.

This year, Logan kicked off his training early: “I start studying for the written test in late April. … And the driving portion of it, this year I probably practiced more than I have in the past, which was probably, I think I practiced four Sundays for two or three hours, leading up to the competition, which is a little bit more than I’ve done in the past.”

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Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Don Logan FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Jeffrey Dwerlkotte UPS Freight
3-Axle Jimmie Wisley YRC Freight
5-Axle Jeff Davis Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Don Logan FedEx Freight
4-Axle Timothy Helus FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Ronald Gabel FedEx Freight
Flatbed Michael Appelman YRC Freight
Twins John Bouddhara FedEx Freight