When: June 22, 2019
Where: Portland, Ore.
More info: Oregon Trucking Associations
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.
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|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|
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