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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 North Dakota Truck Driving Championships

North Dakota Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Cameron Janousek FedEx Freight 285 15
4-Axle Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight 244 23
5-Axle Steven Johnson XPO Logistics 359 5
Flatbed Edward Oliver Magnum LTD 197 34
Sleeper Berth Julie Hjelle Altendorf 220 24
Tank Truck Scott Meyers FedEx Freight 261 17
Twins John Janousek FedEx Freight 236 21
Straight Truck Jamie Ackerland FedEx Freight 254 25
Step Van Josh Metzger FedEx Express 172 44

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

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.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Scott Meyers FedEx Freight
3-Axle Cameron Janousek FedEx Freight
4-Axle Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight
5-Axle Steve Johnson XPO Logistics
Flatbed Edward Oliver Magnum LPD
Sleeper Berth Julie Hjelle Altendorf 
Tank Truck Scott Meyers FedEx Freight
Twins John Janousek FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Jamie Ackerland FedEx Freight
Step Van Josh Metzger FedEx Express

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

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2019 VIDEO:

 

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

Scholand

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. 

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Bradley Strom FedEx Freight
3-Axle Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight
5-Axle Scott Meyers FedEx Freight
Tank Truck John Smith Magnum
4-Axle Richard Hartleib FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Steve Johnson XPO Logistics
Step Van Sharon Collett FedEx Express
Flatbed Kevin Schmidt Ruan Transportation
Twins John Janousek FedEx Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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2018 VIDEO: