NTDC 2019 RESULTS:
|3-Axle||Ricardo Salazar||ABF Freight||252||27|
|4-Axle||Christopher Flippin||FedEx Freight||253||20|
|5-Axle||Bobby Tinsley||XPO Logistics||251||11|
|Flatbed||Juan Martinez||H-E-B Grocery Co.||151||45|
|Sleeper Berth||Robert Svoboda||Walmart Transportation||236||19|
|Tank Truck||Thomas Wilson||H-E-B Grocery Co.||173||38|
|Twins||Philip Beck||YRC Freight||217||26|
|Straight Truck||Brent Dotts||FedEx Express||271||20|
|Step Van||Todd Trahan||FedEx Express||330||12|
The Grand Champion of the Texas Truck Driving Championships, Brent Dotts, is no stranger to competition.
In order to make his way to the Texas competition, he placed first at the San Antonio regional.
Given the size of the state, Texas is one of a few states that conducts regional qualifiers.
Now, Dotts will head to the next level of competition at the National Truck Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 14-17 in Pittsburgh.
|Grand Champion||Brent Dotts||FedEx Express|
|3-Axle||Rick Salazar||ABF Freight System|
|4-Axle||Christopher Flippin||FedEx Freight|
|5-Axle||Bobby Tinsley||XPO Logistics|
|Flatbed||Juan Martinez||H-E-B Grocery|
|Sleeper Berth||Robert Svoboda||Walmart Transportation|
|Tank Truck||Thomas Wilson||H-E-B Grocery|
|Twins||Phil Beck||YRC Freight|
|Straight Truck||Brent Dotts||FedEx Express|
|Step Van||Todd Trahan||FedEx Express|
2019 PHOTO GALLERY:
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When: May 31 - June 1, 2019
Where: Waco, Texas
Field: Seventy-two truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.
Preview: It has been a long road for participants in the Texas Truck Driving Championships, but this weekend they will finally head to the state tournament to show off their skills. The competition will be held May 31-June 1 by the Texas Trucking Association at Texas State Technical College in Waco.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and the state competition is no exception. Due to the number of drivers and companies in the Lone Star State, Texas holds four regional competitions before the state championships to whittle down the field to the best of the best.
More info: Texas Trucking Association
The top trucker out of the Lone Star state last year was Michael Cirrincione of FedEx Freight. Competing in the 3-Axle, Cirrincione took home the Grand Champion trophy at the Texas Truck Driving Championships to secure a spot in the national tournament.
“It felt overwhelming,” Cirrincione said about his victory. “I’ve done states three times, and I didn’t do so well the other two times. So this time I didn’t expect to do well, but it was just a good day.” The secret to a successful showing at states was to remain focused on the course. For Cirrincione, a driver with 25 years of experience, the tournament in Columbus, Ohio, was his debut on the national stage.
|Grand Champion||Michael Cirrincione||FedEx Freight|
|Sleeper Berth||Onesimo Gandara||YRC Freight|
|3-Axle||Michael Cirrincione||FedEx Freight|
|5-Axle||Jack Hargett||AAA Cooper Transportation|
|Tank Truck||Thomas Wilson||HEB Grocery Co.|
|4-Axle||Derald Watson||AAA Cooper Transportation|
|Straight Truck||Jose Gonzalez||HEB Grocery Co.|
|Step Van||Jack Henderson||FedEx Express|
|Flatbed||Jaret Holmes||FedEx Freight|
|Twins||Carl Crago Jr.||Old Dominion Freight Line|