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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Oregon Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle John Sanderson FedEx Express 496 3
4-Axle James Plaxco Old Dominion Freight Line 461 3
5-Axle Kirby Ferber FedEx Freight 224 18
Flatbed Bradley Lester FedEx Freight 178 41
Sleeper Berth Manuel Cruz FedEx Freight 261 9
Tank Truck Heladio Fernandez FedEx Freight 186 37
Twins Curt Davis FedEx Freight 212 27
Straight Truck Brandon Scott Charlie's Produce 209 36
Step Van Lang Tran FedEx Freight 237 32

 

2019 Recap

Past 3-Axle National Champ Heladio Fernandez Earns First Oregon Grand Champion Honor

FedEx Freight driver Heladio “Lalo” Fernandez has a national title to his name — 2010 3-Axle champion — and four Oregon state titles but had never been named the state’s Grand Champion. That changed June 8.

Oregon Truck Driving Grand Champion Heladio Fernandez

Fernandez

Fernandez, who has been with the Memphis, Tenn.-based company for 13 years, claimed his first Grand Champion honor at Oregon’s trucking event, which was held in Portland. He won first place in the Tank Truck division, and now with five state titles and an upcoming fifth appearance at the National Truck Driving Championships, he’s been recognized as a FedEx Ace to boot.

“It was a great honor [to be named Grand Champion], and I feel like I had finally achieved something to show for everyone who has been so supportive of me — my wife, my family, my Portland team and Portland management,” Fernandez said.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Heladio Fernandez FedEx Freight
3-Axle John Sanderson FedEx Express
4-Axle James Plaxco Old Dominion Freight Line
5-Axle Kirby Ferber FedEx Freight
Flatbed Bradley Lester FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Manuel Cruz FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Heladio Fernandez FedEx Freight
Twins Curt Davis FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Brandon Scott Charlie's Produce
Step Van Lang Tran FedEx Freight

 

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

Oregon Truck Driving Championships participants

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2019 Preview

When: June 8, 2019

Where: Portland, Ore.

Field: There are about 120 drivers registered.

Preview: Last year’s Grand Champion, Chris Outen of FedEx Freight, will compete at the Oregon Truck Driving Championships, taking place June 8 at Reddaway in Portland. This time, though, instead of participating in the Sleeper Berth division, which he won last year, he will be in the Flatbed class.

Read more: 2018 Grand Champion Chris Outen Set to Go for Gold in Flatbed Class at Oregon Truck Driving Championships

More info: Oregon Trucking Associations

 

2018 Recap

Outen

Keeping Others Safe is the Only Victory Oregon’s Outen Needs

Distracted drivers were responsible for the deaths of 3,450 people on U.S. highways in 2016, according the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted driving is an issue that hits close to home for Chris Outen of FedEx Freight.

When Outen was just 12 years old, he lost his father to a car accident. Now 56, Outen preaches safe driving every day whether he’s on the road, advocating for the industry as an America’s Road Team captain, or competing at a truck driving championship.

He’ll be taking that message to the national stage for the ninth time after winning the sleeper berth class and Grand Champion honors at the Oregon Truck Driving Championships on June 16.

MORE FROM OREGON: Former Grand Champions Battle Longtime Competitors at NTDC

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Chris Outen FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Chris Outen FedEx Freight
3-Axle Ronald Zieser FedEx Freight
5-Axle Kirby Ferber FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Brian Smith Walmart Transportation
4-Axle Heladio Fernandez FedEx Freight
Straight Truck John VanBuren Reddaway
Step Van Steve Chalupa FedEx Express
Flatbed Manuel Cruz FedEx Freight
Twins Jerry Lambert FedEx Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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