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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Mississippi Truck Driving Championships

2019 Recap

Mississippi Driver Scott Osborne Takes Gold, Again

Osborne

The veterans took center stage at Mississippi’s Truck Driving Championships on April 26-27. Reigning Grand Champion Scott Osborne of FedEx Freight repeated his victory this year, scoring 300 points in the Flatbed division.

Osborne advances to the National Truck Driving Championships with eight other drivers. John Kitchens and Christopher Gaston of FedEx Freight repeated as division champs to earn a trip to nationals for the second year in a row. Kitchens prevailed in 4-Axle, and Gaston took top honors in 5-Axle.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
3-Axle Jackie Reed FedEx Freight
4-Axle John Kitchens FedEx Freight
5-Axle Christopher Gaston FedEx Freight
Flatbed Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Reginald Johnson Ergon Trucking
Tank Truck Jason Matte Walmart Transportation
Twins Don Nehring Jr.  FedEx Ground
Straight Truck Kieth Reynaud Walmart Transportation
Step Van Brandon Lee FedEx Ground

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

MIssissippi Truck Driving Championships photo gallery

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2019 Preview

When: April 26-27, 2019

Where: Gulfport, Miss.

Field: More than 124 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: Reigning Grand Champion Scott Osborne of FedEx Freight will be back to defend his title. Osborne competed in the Tank Truck division in 2018 but is signed up to compete in the Flatbed category this year. Also, be on the lookout for MTA Driver of the Year, Rickey Sharp of Walmart Supply Chain who is competing in 5-Axle.

More info: Mississippi Trucking Association

2018 Recap

Osborne

FedEx Freight’s Scott Osborne Takes Home Mississippi’s Grand Champion Prize

Two years ago, Scott Osborne essentially had to be tricked into entering his first state truck driving championship. Now, he’s a Grand Champion and headed to nationals for the second straight year.

The FedEx Freight driver will be trekking to Columbus, Ohio, for the 2018 ATA National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships after winning Mississippi’s tanker truck classification April 27-28 in Gulfport for the second year in a row and Grand Champion honors for the first time.

Back in 2016, Osborne’s manager at FedEx asked him to fill out a form. About halfway through it, Osborne asked what he was filling out. His manager said it was a form to compete at states because he knew Osborne’s commitment to safety and overall demeanor would be traits rewarded at the annual competition.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth John Kitchens FedEx Freight
3-Axle Terry Holcomb UPS Freight
5-Axle Christopher Gaston FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
4-Axle Darres Stokes Walmart Transportation
Straight Truck Stevie Armstrong YRC Freight
Step Van Don Smith FedEx Ground
Flatbed Todd Wilemon ABF Freight System
Twins Marcus Byrd FedEx Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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