April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Oregon Truck Driving Championships

When: June 22, 2019

Where: Portland, Ore.

More info: Oregon Trucking Associations


2018 Recap


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


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


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