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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics 272 21
4-Axle Michael Richard Frito Lay 155 46
5-Axle William Burns A. Duie Pyle 191 30
Twins Steven Migneault FedEx Freight 190 33
Straight Truck David Lumpkin FedEx Express 242 29
Step Van Keith Towne FedEx Express 294 21

 

2019 Recap

David Lumpkin Earns First Grand Champion Honor, but He's Thinking About His Son

Last year at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, 2019 Rhode Island Truck Driving Grand Champion David Lumpkin finished 23rd in the Step Van division.

His son, Stephen of New Jersey, finished 17th.

FedEx Express driver and Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion David Lumpkin

Lumpkin

“I’m kinda happy he’s in Step Van, and I’m in Straight Truck and I don’t have to go against him, because he’s a fierce competitor,” David joked.

The father-son duo, both of FedEx Express, are headed back to this year’s NTDC in Pittsburgh together as competitors. David won this year’s Rhode Island title out of the Straight Truck category June 1, and Stephen took first place in Step Van for the second straight time this past weekend in New Jersey.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion David Lumpkin FedEx Express
3-Axle Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics
4-Axle Michael Richard Frito Lay
5-Axle William Burns A. Duie Pyle
Twins Steven Migneault FedEx Freight
Straight Truck David Lumpkin FedEx Express
Step Van Keith Towne FedEx Express

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

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2019 Preview

When: June 1, 2019

Where: Pawtucket, R.I., at the New England Tractor Trailer Training School

Field: The event will have 28 drivers.

Preview: Four-time Rhode Island Truck Driving Champion and 2010 ATA National Rookie of the Year Joseph Hicks will, once again, defend his crown at Rhode Island's Truck Driving Championships, which are being held June 1 this year at New England Tractor Trailer Training School in Pawtucket.

Read more: XPO Logistics' Joseph Hicks Returns to Defend Crown at Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships

More info: Rhode Island Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Hicks

XPO’s Joseph Hicks Wins Big in Rhode Island Truck Rodeo

Joseph Hicks of XPO Logistics, the rookie of the year at the National Truck Driving Championships in 2010, is ready to turn heads at the national contest this year after earning the Rhode Island Grand Champion title.

To go the distance at nationals this summer, it’ll take hard work and dedication, he emphasized. Hicks has earned top honors at states four times. “If you’re prepared and you’re good. And that’s all you need,” Hicks, a 13-year driver with XPO, told Transport Topics last month. “It’s just my opinion.”

Aside from hard work, Hicks has a secret weapon in his corner ensuring he clocks in long hours of practice. His wife, Barbara, helps him train, intensifying the practices on the weeks leading up to the national competition. The couple, together for more than two decades, spends weekends repeating drills and studying safety rules. She became hooked on truck safety methodology when Joseph entered the profession 16 years ago.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics
3-Axle Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics
5-Axle Karen Tierney FedEx Express
4-Axle Eric Cornell A. Duie Pyle
Straight Truck Ryan Gagnon Consumers Propane
Step Van David Lumpkin FedEx Express
Twins Robert Burdett FedEx Freight

2018 PHOTO GALLERY:

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2018 VIDEO: