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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 New York Truck Driving Championships

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NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Nick Jones UPS Freight 297 13
4-Axle Martin McMahon RIST Transport 303 9
5-Axle Oliver Estevez Martin-Brower 149 44
Flatbed Andy Sweredoski Walmart Transportation 293 13
Sleeper Berth Tim Schultz Walmart Transportation 180 38
Tank Truck David Watson FedEx Freight 262 15
Twins Glen Hall FedEx Ground 190 33
Straight Truck James Kohr FedEx Express 493 5
Step Van Jeff Evans FedEx Ground 347 6

 

2019 Recap

With seven former Grand Champions in the field, there was a good chance one of them was going to take home the hardware this year, and that's exactly what happened at the 2019 New York Truck Driving Championships June 8 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Martin McMahon of RIST Transport, New York's Grand Champion from 2012, emerged victorious again seven years later, following his win in the 4-Axle competition.

Defending champion David Watson of FedEx Freight successfully conquered Tank Truck this year after winning Flatbed last year. 

New York Truck Driving Championships winners

Left to right: Jones, McMahon, Estevez (Trucking Association of New York)

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Martin McMahon RIST Transport
3-Axle Nick Jones UPS Freight
4-Axle Martin McMahon RIST Transport
5-Axle Oliver Estevez Martin-Brower
Flatbed Andy Sweredoski Walmart Transportation
Sleeper Berth Tim Schultz Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck David Watson FedEx Freight
Twins Glen Hall FedEx Ground
Straight Truck James Kohr FedEx Express
Step Van Jeff Evans FedEx Ground

New York Truck Driving Championships winners

Left to right: Sweredoski, Schultz, Watson (Trucking Association of New York)

New York Truck Driving Championships winners

Left to right: Hall, Kohr, Evans (Trucking Association of New York)

2019 Preview

When: June 7-8, 2019

Where: Syracuse, N.Y.

Field: More than 109 competitors, including 22 rookies,will compete in nine categories.

Preview: A star-studded field that features as many as seven former Grand Champions will fight for this year's honors. One of those former Grand Champions is David Watson, last year's winner in Flatbed who will try his hand in Tank Truck this year. 

Other former champions who are back seeking a repeat run for glory include Gerald Thompson, XPO Logistics (2017); James Kohr, FedEx Express (2016, 2009); David May, XPO Logistics (2015, 2014); Martin McMahon, RIST Transport (2012); Daryl George, ARG Trucking Corp. (2011, 2008); and Mark McLean, FedEx Freight, Inc. (2006). 

More info: Trucking Association of New York

 

2018 Recap

Watson

David Watson of FedEx Freight earned his second trip to nationals after proving victorious in the Flatbed division and winning Grand Champion honors at the New York Truck Driving Championships. He finished 21st at nationals. Watson previously competed in Tank Truck and Twins, participated at NTDC in Orlando, Fla., and was named Rookie of the Year in 2015. 

Randy Merle of FedEx Freight was New York's top finisher at nationals with a ninth-place finish in 4-axle.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion David Watson FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Jonathan Rejman Venice Enterprise
3-Axle David May XPO Logistics
5-Axle Martin McMahon RIST Transport
Tank Truck Raymond Waage FedEx Freight
4-Axle Randy Merle FedEx Freight
Straight Truck James Kohr FedEx Express
Step Van Adam Miller FedEx Ground
Flatbed David Watson FedEx Freight
Twins Mark McLean FedEx Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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