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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Michigan Truck Driving Championships

Michigan NTDC

2019 Recap

Gary Wrobel is a patient man.

Gary Wrobel

Wrobel

The 32-year Martin Brower employee first earned a No. 1 finish in the 5-Axle competition at the Michigan Truck Driving Championships in 1999.

READ MORE: After 20 Years, Gary Wrobel Returns to Winner’s Circle and Adds Michigan Grand Champion Title

Twenty years later, he won the 5-Axle again, and added the Grand Champion title at the competition June 7-8.

“It’s been 20 years since I got the first place, but then when I got the Grand Champion, I was just beaming,” he said.
 

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Gary Wrobel Martin Brower
3-Axle Chad Williams Old Dominion Freight Line
4-Axle James Bishop XPO Logistics
5-Axle Gary Wrobel Martin Brower
Flatbed Ron Forsyth Old Dominion Freight Line
Sleeper Berth Shawn Rumsey Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Michael Tobolic Holland
Twins Eric Halchishak Walmart Transportation
Straight Truck Ty Possehn FedEx Freight

 

2019 Photo Gallery

Welcome to Michigan TDC

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2019 Preview

When: June 7-8, 2019

Where: Lansing, Mich.

Field: More than 90 truck drivers are expected to compete in eight categories.

Preview: Jason Johnson of XPO Logistics will be back to defend his Grand Champion title. He's moving to 4-Axle this year after winning in the 3-Axle division last year and placing No. 7 in that category at the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships. He was Michigan's top finisher in any category at nationals.
Michigan's TDC is held in conjunction with its SuperTech competition. SuperTech is a knowlege and hands-on skills competition for service technicians. The competition includes FutureTech for students.

More info: Michigan Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Johnson

Jason Johnson of XPO Logistics took home the title of Grand Champion at the Michigan Truck Driving Championships in Lansing in June.

Johnson competed in the 3-Axle division and headed to Columbus, Ohio, for the NTDC.

He placed No. 7 in the 3-Axle at the 2018  National Truck Driving Championships, and was Michigan's top finisher in any category at nationals.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Jason Johnson XPO Logistics
Sleeper Berth Richard Bailey FedEx Freight
3-Axle Jason Johnson XPO Logistics
5-Axle Wayne Gootee Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck James Looks Holland
4-Axle Stephen Romska Walmart Transportation
Straight Truck Daniel Badalamente FedEx Freight
Flatbed Ron Forsyth Old Dominion Freight Line
Twins Mark Duensing Old Dominion Freight Line