April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Nevada Truck Driving Championships

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Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle  Mario Mendiaz  Old Dominion Freight Line 275  20 
4-Axle  Patrick Nerger  FedEx Express 181  41  
5-Axle  Brandon Hardy  XPO Logistics 258 
Flatbed  Eric Flick    FedEx Freight 457 
Sleeper Berth  Randall Stromlund  UPS 176  39 
Tank Truck  —  — — 
Twins  David Sharp  UPS  208   28
Straight Truck  Matthew Hart  FedEx Freight   512 3
Step Van  Robert Fini  FedEx Express 221  35 


2019 Recap

If you’re gonna roll a 7, it may was well be in Nevada, right? Seven class winners from 2018 made repeat visits to the winner’s circle at the Nevada Truck Driving Championships on June 1 in Reno.

Eric Flick, competing in Flatbed, bested the field at the Regional Public Safety Training Center to claim Grand Champion honors. His next stop will be the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh Aug. 14-17.

Randall Stromlund of UPS captured the Sleeper Berth crown after defending class champion and Grand Champion Gragg Wilson did not return to defend his title. Stromlund was the reigning champ in the Tank Truck class.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Eric Flick FedEx Freight
3-Axle Mario Mendiaz Old Dominion Freight Line
4-Axle Patrick Nergen FedEx Express
5-Axle Brandon Hardy XPO Logistics
Flatbed Eric Flick FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Randall Stromlund UPS 
Twins David Sharp UPS
Straight Truck Matt Hart FedEx Freight
Step Van Robert Fini FedEx Express


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2019 Preview

When: June 1, 2019

Where: Regional Public Safety Training Center, Reno, Nev.

More info: Nevada Trucking Association

Preview: Different class, same goal in the Nevada Truck Driving Championships.

FedEx Freight driver Gragg Wilson is setting his sights on capturing a third consecutive Nevada Grand Champion crown, this time by besting the field in the Straight Truck class on June 1.

 Last year, he prevailed in the Sleeper Berth division en route to claiming the overall title and clinching his 13th trip to the National Truck Driving Championships. His first appearance on trucking's big stage came in 2000, when he competed in 5-Axle. In his competitive career, Wilson owns victories in every class but Straight Truck and Twins. 


2018 Recap


Nevada Champion Gragg Wilson Goes About Winning in a Humble Way

FedEx Freight’s Gragg Wilson, Nevada’s 2018 truck driving grand champion who captured the sleeper berth class, is one of those quiet competitors who simply lets his performance speak for itself.

He was the overall state champ in 2017 as well and has recorded five top honors at the state level. His recent victory will mark his 13th trip to the national stage. His secret to success: Stay focused and keep it humble. In his competitive career, Wilson has victories in every class except straight truck and twin trailers.

His goal is to continue expanding his repertoire and prove to himself he is capable of operating pretty much every vehicle. As he put it, “It shows that I’m pretty versatile.” Going forward, Wilson is contemplating sticking with a specific class so as to master it. Doing so, he said, could raise his chances at a big win at nationals.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Gragg Wilson FedEx Freight
3-Axle David Sharp UPS
4-Axle Patrick Nerger FedEx Express
5-Axle Brandon Harder  XPO Logistics
Flatbed Eric Flick FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Gragg Wilson FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Randall Stromlund UPS
Twins Matthew Hart FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Bradley Cupery  FedEx Ground
Step Van Robert Fini FedEx Ground



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