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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Minnesota Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Paul Butkowski FedEx Freight 219 42
4-Axle Nick Farness XPO Logistics 265 17
5-Axle Scott Post FedEx Ground 155 42
Flatbed Bill Krouse YRC Freight 164 42
Sleeper Berth Steve Shanda Halvor Lines 185 36
Tank Truck Larry Steffensen FedEx Freight 250 20
Twins Duane Maroney ABF Freight 250 15
Straight Truck Reggie Copeland FedEx Freight 229 34
Step Van Alex Lofgren FedEx Ground 206 38

 

2019 Recap

Bill Krouse Snags Second Minnesota Truck Driving Grand Champion Crown

YRC Freight’s Bill Krouse can add another trophy to his collection in what has become a long and distinguished career.

Minnesota Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion Bill Krouse

Krouse

Krouse won first place in the Flatbed division and took home Grand Champion honors at the Minnesota Truck Driving Championships, held June 8-9 in Coon Rapids.

It was his second state Grand Champion title, with his first coming in 2015. He’s competed in Minnesota’s event 16 consecutive years and has placed first in a class seven times.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Bill Krouse YRC Freight
3-Axle Paul Butkowski FedEx Freight
4-Axle Nick Farness XPO Logistics
5-Axle Scott Post FedEx Ground
Flatbed Bill Krouse YRC Freight
Sleeper Berth Steve Shanda Halvor Lines
Tank Truck Larry Steffensen FedEx Freight
Twins Duane Maroney ABF Freight
Straight Truck Reggie Copeland FedEx Freight
Step Van Alex Lofgren FedEx Ground

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

Tiny truck at Minnesota Truck Driving Championships

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2019 Preview

When: June 8-9, 2019

Where: Coon Rapids, Minn.

Field: More than 150 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: 2018 Grand Champion Terry Wood of Walmart Transportation will be back to defend his overall crown as well as his first-place finish in sleeper berth.

Read more: Wide Open Competition Expected at Minnesota Truck Driving Championships

More info: Minnesota Trucking Association

2018 Recap

McNamee

Tim McNamee of YRC Freight headed to nationals for the second year in a row. After finishing first in the 5-axle division last year, McNamee was able to climb his way to the top this year as Grand Champion.

The two-time NTDC qualifier headed into the national event ready for steep competitors, including four other YRC colleagues from Minnesota. NTDC was held Aug. 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Tim McNamee YRC Freight
Sleeper Berth Mark Fitterer YRC Freight
3-Axle Paul Butkowski FedEx Freight
5-Axle Tim McNamee YRC Freight
Tank Truck Larry Steffensen FedEx Freight
4-Axle Bruce Quaal YRC Freight
Straight Truck Reginald Copeland FedEx Freight
Step Van Alex Lofgren FedEx Ground
Flatbed Jerry Kraetsch YRC Freight
Twins Bill Krouse YRC Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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