April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 North Dakota Truck Driving Championships

North Dakota Truck Driving Championships


3-AxleCameron JanousekFedEx Freight28515
4-AxleChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight24423
5-AxleSteven JohnsonXPO Logistics3595
FlatbedEdward OliverMagnum LTD19734
Sleeper BerthJulie HjelleAltendorf22024
Tank TruckScott MeyersFedEx Freight26117
TwinsJohn JanousekFedEx Freight23621
Straight TruckJamie AckerlandFedEx Freight25425
Step VanJosh MetzgerFedEx Express17244

2019 Recap

N.D. Grand Champion Gets By With a Little Help From His Friends

Scott Meyers, Grand Champion of this year’s North Dakota Truck Driving Championships, says support from his coworkers and the competition truck driving community helped power him to a first-place trophy.


Meyers, a FedEx Freight driver, won the Tank Truck division at the competition held June 1 by the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association. Meyers also won the 5-Axle division title at the 2018 competition and went on to represent North Dakota at the national competition, where he placed 12th in that division.

READ MORE: Rookie Competitor Julie Hjelle Becomes North Dakota’s First Woman Qualifier for Nationals

Last year's top North Dakota driver, FedEx Freight's Chris Scholand, also will be heading back to the national competition. He took home top marks this year in the 4-Axle division this year. In 2018 he competed in the 3-Axle division.


Grand ChampionScott MeyersFedEx Freight
3-AxleCameron JanousekFedEx Freight
4-AxleChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
5-AxleSteve JohnsonXPO Logistics
FlatbedEdward OliverMagnum LPD
Sleeper BerthJulie HjelleAltendorf 
Tank TruckScott MeyersFedEx Freight
TwinsJohn JanousekFedEx Freight
Straight TruckJamie AckerlandFedEx Freight
Step VanJosh MetzgerFedEx Express


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2019 Preview

Where: Fargo, N.D.

Field: A total of 49 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: The North Dakota Motor Carriers Association is gearing up to host its 29th annual North Dakota Truck Driving Championships, and the competition already is looking stiff.

Last year’s Grand Champion, Christopher Scholand of FedEx Freight, will be returning in a bid to defend his title. While he took home top honors last year in the 3-Axle division, this year he will be switching to 4-Axle. A North Dakota Grand Champion cannot compete in the same class for two years after he won.

Another familiar face on the national stage — John Janousek of FedEx Freight — also will be back. Last year, Janousek was North Dakota’s highest-placing competitor at the National Truck Driving Championships, racking up a seventh-place finish in the Twins division. He will be competing in Twins again this year.

READ MORE: Christopher Scholand to Be Among Familiar Faces at North Dakota Truck Driving Championships

More info: North Dakota Motor Carriers Association


2018 Recap


Christopher Scholand of FedEx Freight was named North Dakota Grand Champion and advanced to the 2018 national competition where he competed for the ultimate prize.

Scholand competed in the 3-Axle division where he earned first-place marks, as did five other FedEx drivers. Scholand finished in 16th place in the 3-Axle competition at nationals. John Janousek of FedEx Freight was North Dakota's top finisher at nationals with a seventh-place finish in Twins. 


Grand ChampionChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
Sleeper BerthBradley StromFedEx Freight
3-AxleChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
5-AxleScott MeyersFedEx Freight
Tank TruckJohn SmithMagnum
4-AxleRichard HartleibFedEx Freight
Straight TruckSteve JohnsonXPO Logistics
Step VanSharon CollettFedEx Express
FlatbedKevin SchmidtRuan Transportation
TwinsJohn JanousekFedEx Freight


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