April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Utah Truck Driving Championships

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Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle  Steven Clark  FedEx Ground 184  44 
4-Axle  Rocky Pope  Walmart Transportation 204  32 
5-Axle  William Plevney  C.R. England 132  47 
Flatbed  Von Trivett  Walmart Transportation 236  27 
Sleeper Berth  Kenneth Grygla  Walmart Transportation 225  20 
Tank Truck   Bruce Williams Walmart Transportation 158  40 
Twins  Jeffrey Payne   Reddaway 294 
Straight Truck  Alan Gale  FedEx Freight  277  14
Step Van  Daniel Brophy  FedEx Ground 34` 


2019 Recap


Steven Clark Takes Top Honors at Surprising Utah Truck Driving Championships

The unexpected was the norm at the Utah Truck Driving Championships in Salt Lake City on June 1.

Defending Grand Champion Russell Atkin finished fifth in the Tank Trunk division, and rookie William Plevney took first place in the 5-Axle.

When the dust settled, FedEx Freight driver Steven Clark was the 2019 Grand Champion after besting his closest challenger by 62 points in the 3-Axle class


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Steven Clark FedEx Freight
3-Axle Steven Clark FedEx Freight
4-Axle Rocky Pope Walmart Transportation
5-Axle William Plevney C.R. England
Flatbed Von Trivett Walmart Transportation
Sleeper Berth Kenneth Grygla Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Bruce Williams Walmart Transportation
Twins Jeffrey Payne Reddaway
Straight Truck Alan Gale FedEx Freight
Step Van Daniel Brophy FedEx Ground


2019 Preview

When: May 31 - June 1, 2019

Where: Utah State FairPark, Salt Lake City 

More info: Utah Trucking Association

Preview:  Will it be twice as nice for Russell Atkin at the Utah Trucking Driving Championships? The UPS Freight driver will be aiming for his second consecutive Tank Truck crown (and trip to the National Truck Driving Championships) at the state event May 31- June 1.

Some 150 drivers are scheduled to compete at the 50-acre Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, where the event has been held for more than 30 years.


2018 Recap


UPS Freight driver Russell Atkin was crowned Grand Champion at the Utah Truck Driving Championships, competing in the Tank Truck division.

Atkin is bound for Columbus, Ohio, with eight other drivers who will represent Utah at the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

The state event is sponsored and conducted by the Utah Safety Management Council.


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Russell Atkin UPS Freight
Sleeper Berth Kenneth Grygla Walmart Transportation
3-Axle Dan Reese Reddaway
5-Axle Timothy Smith YRC Freight
Tank Truck Russell Atkin UPS Freight
4-Axle Mark Davidson Airgas Intermountain
Straight Truck Judd Adams XPO Logistics
Step Van Lonnie Christensen FedEx Ground
Flatbed Eric Hein Thatcher Co.
Twins Jeff Payne Reddaway