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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships

2019 Recap

Louisiana Grand Champion Eric Courville Honed Craft With Navy Service

Courville

“I am not amazing.”

That’s what Eric Courville says, but his competitors in the Louisiana Truck Driving Championships might dispute that. After watching Courville carve up the course to win the 3-Axle competition and take Grand Champion honors March 30, he earned a trip to the National Truck Driving Championships for the 11th time.

A humble, Southern gentleman, Courville, of Breaux Bridge, La., served in the Navy from 1987 to 2009, and now loves driving for FedEx and competing in truck driving championships.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Eric Courville FedEx Freight
3-Axle Eric Courville FedEx Freight
4-Axle Brian Landry FedEx Freight
5-Axle Joseph Vital FedEx Freight
Flatbed Joseph Brown FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Chad Rudesil FedEx Ground
Tank Truck Curtis McMellon XPO Logistics
Twins Damian Herbert XPO Logistics
Straight Truck Leroy Williams XPO Logistics
Step Van Donald Williams FedEx Ground

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

Louisiana Truck Driving Championships photo gallery

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2019 Preview

When: March 29-30, 2019

Where: Baton Rouge, La.

Field: There are 105 truckers coming out for the competition covering all nine categories.

Preview: 2018 Grand Champion Eric Courville of FedEx Freight is slotted to compete again this year. He will come back to defend his title in the 3-Axle division in hopes of punching his ticket to NTDC in Pittsburgh Aug. 14-17.

More info: Louisiana Motor Transport Association

2018 Recap

Courville

Courville

FedEx’s Courville Wins Top Honors in Louisiana Truck Championships

Eric Courville, a FedEx Freight driver for more than two decades, took home the grand champion honors at the Louisiana State Truck Driving Championships on March 23-24.

Courville won the 3-axle class and demonstrated overall excellence at the state event, which marked the start of qualifiers for the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Courville has participated at nationals 11 times, where elite drivers from every state measure their safety skills.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Eric Courville FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Chad Rudesill FedEx Ground
3-Axle Eric Courville FedEx Freight
5-Axle Larry Peltier Martin Brower
Tank Truck Milton Hebert FedEx Freight
4-Axle Louis Scaruffi C & S Wholesale Services
Straight Truck Leroy Williams XPO Logistics
Step Van Donald G. Williams FedEx Ground
Flatbed Joseph Vital FedEx Freight
Twins Damion Hebert XPO Logistics

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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