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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Nebraska Truck Driving Championships

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NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Eric Stein Werner Enterprises 238 36
4-Axle David Dye FedEx Freight 182 39
5-Axle Thomas Rott Grand Island Express 207 25
Flatbed Luke Beiermann Lyman-Richey Corp. 121 47
Sleeper Berth Tim Dean Werner Enterprises 168 40
Tank Truck Lawrence Derr Werner Enterprises 210 30
Twins Terry Durham Werner Enterprises 277 9
Straight Truck Christina Gaines FedEx Express 295 7
Step Van Adam Stroup FedEx Express 657 1

 

2019 Recap

Rookie Competitor Eric Stein Had All the Ingredients to Win Nebraska's Grand Champion Title

Nebraska Truck Driving Grand Champion Eric Stein

Stein

Eric Stein’s grandfather always used to tell him, “Find something you love to do, and then find somebody to pay you to do it.”

Stein found just that seven years ago when he started driving for Werner Enterprises.

And it turns out he not only loves driving, but he’s also incredibly skilled at it.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Eric Stein Werner Enterprises
3-Axle Eric Stein Werner Enterprises
4-Axle David Dye FedEx Freight
5-Axle Thomas Rott Grand Island Express
Flatbed Luke Beiermann Lyman-Rickey Corp.
Sleeper Berth Tim Dean Werner Enterprises
Tank Truck Larry Derr Werner Enterprises
Twins Terry Durham Werner Enterprises
Straight Truck Christina Gaines FedEx Express
Step Van Adam Stroup FedEx Express

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

Werner Enterprises award winners at the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships

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2019 Preview

When: May 31 - June 1, 2019

Where: Grand Island, Neb.

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

Preview: 2018 Grand Champion Tim Dean of Werner Enterprises will be back to defend his overall crown as well as his first-place finish in sleeper berth. Truckers Against Trafficking will have trailer on display. Retiring volunteers will be honored who collectively have more than 150 years of volunteer service to the event. 

More info: Nebraska Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Dean

Nebraska Grand Champion Tim Dean Has Been Down This Road Before

Nebraska 2018 Grand Champion Tim Dean has won eight state championships, placed second at the National Truck Driving Championship in 2009 and served as a member of the 2009-2010 America’s Road Team. To say he is experienced is an understatement.

His trucking career began 30 years ago as a way to make money. Now 54, Dean has 3.9 million safety miles and spends time mentoring younger truck drivers. As he prepares for nationals this year, he isn’t scared — he’s excited and nervous.

“Knowing and having been to nationals, everybody there is the best of the best,” the Werner Enterprises employee said. “We are all like-minded professional drivers... It’s gonna be a lot of family reunions.”

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Tim Dean Werner Enterprises
Sleeper Berth Tim Dean Werner Enterprises
3-Axle Paul Badgett FedEx Freight
5-Axle Toby Kort FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Pat Crumb Fremont Contract Carriers
4-Axle Tom Canning Old Dominion Freight Line
Straight Truck Clinton Rast ABF Freight System
Step Van Jeremiah Saffold FedEx Express
Flatbed Daryl Johnson FedEx Freight
Twins Terry Durham Werner Enterprises

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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