April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Maryland Truck Driving Championships

Truck Driving Championship logo

When: June 1, 2019

Where: Timonium, Md.

Field: About 100 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: Dozens of truck drivers will descend upon the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., June 1, hoping to unseat Pitt Ohio's Michael Miltenberger as Grand Champion.

Among those hoping to do so will be former Grand Champions Barry Holland of UPS Freight and Jackie Spangler of Carroll Independent Fuel. 

Miltenberger won the 5-Axle division last year but is chasing the title in Sleeper Berth this time around.

Last year marked the first time Maryland went to a two-course structure and it will keep the same practice in play this year. 

There's an attraction offered for tiny drivers too — a written test (actually a coloring contest) that qualifies kids to complete an indoor course while driving a mini-GMC battery-powered truck.

"The Maryland Truck Driving Championships are a celebration of the extraordinary skills and safety of our state’s finest truck drivers," said MMTA President Louis Campion. "Every competitor has a minimum of one-year accident free, and many have decades of safe driving under their belts.  Successful records like these require an enormous amount of pride and professionalism. The Maryland Motor Truck Association is pleased to celebrate these men and women who deliver the products we all use."

More info: Maryland Motor Truck Association

2018 Recap


Michael Miltenberger of Pitt Ohio swept the competition in Maryland for the second year in a row. Miltenberger captued the crown in his 5-axle division and went on to win Grand Champion; then he placed 17th at nationals in his division. More than 100 drivers competed in the Maryland Truck Driving Championships. Miltenberger and his Pitt Ohio teammates took home the overall team title as well.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Michael Miltenberger Pitt Ohio
Sleeper Berth Steven Williams Perdue
3-Axle Lou Petrovia XPO Logistics
5-Axle Michael Miltenberger Pitt Ohio
Tank Truck Kenneth Paulick Carroll Motor Fuel
4-Axle Donald Nichols ABF Freight System
Straight Truck Jason Toothman FedEx Freight
Flatbed Jerry Stephenson Giant of Maryland
Twins John Everhart FedEx Freight


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