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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Virginia Truck Driving Championships

Virginia Truck Driving Championships

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Anthony Cottrell XPO Logistics 334 7
4-Axle Walter Eginger YRC Freight 410 5
5-Axle Jerry Melton XPO Logistics 140 45
Flatbed Robery Lilly FedEx Freight 431 4
Sleeper Berth Michael Barnes Walmart Transportation 390 3
Tank Truck Douglas Padgett Robinson Terminal Warehouse 225 26
Twins Charles Bird FedEx Freight 239 19
Straight Truck Anthony Newhouse FedEx Freight 280 12
Step Van Gregory Long FedEx Express 603 2

 

2019 Recap

Virginia Crowns Two Grand Champions After Scoring Error

Barnes

FedEx Freight driver Chuck Bird earned co-Grand Champions honors along with Mike Barnes of Walmart Transportation at the 68th annual Virginia Truck Driving Championships June 14-15.

Bird

Bird received a score of 314 in the Twins class, earning a spot at the National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh Aug. 14-17. Due to an error in scoring, Barnes was named as a co-Grand Champion, scoring 400 points in the Sleeper Berth division. They were two of 89 drivers competing at the Blue Ridge Community College CDL Testing Facility in Verona, Va.

Bird has been a driver for 27 years, 14 of which he has spent with FedEx Freight. Barnes won top honors in Sleeper Berth back in 2017 and has clinched several other titles during his competition tenure.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Mark Barnes Walmart Transportation
Grand Champion Chuck Bird FedEx Freight
3-Axle Anthony Cottrell XPO Logistics
4-Axle Walter Ebinger YRC Freight
5-Axle Jerry Melton XPO Logistics
Flatbed Robert Lilly FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth Michael Barnes Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Doug Padgett Robinson Terminal Wholesale
Twins Chuck Bird FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Anthony Newhouse FedEx Freight
Step Van Greg Long FedEx Express

 

2019 Preview

When: June 14-15, 2019

Where: Weyers Cave, Va.

Field: More than 85 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: In the field of drivers this year are several nationals verterans. Greg Long and Robert Lilly are two drivers you can ecpect to see repeat their 2018 success.

More info: Virginia Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Brundage

Virginia is for lovers, and Mark Brundage loves the 4-Axle. Finishing first in the class, Brundage earned the best-in-show trophy at the state’s annual truck driving championships. The win guaranteed him a trip to the national truck rodeo last summer in Ohio, where he ranked No. 8 in the 4-Axle division.

Brundage, who also is proficient in step van, has nearly three decades of professional driving experience. Almost two decades of his trucking tenure have been spent with FedEx. Along the way, he has recorded more than 1.5 million safe driving miles, according to his company profile.

READ MORE: FedEx Express Driver Mark Brundage Takes Home Top Prize in Virginia Championships

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Mark Brundage FedEx Express
Sleeper Berth Jim Hines Walmart Transportation
3-Axle Anthony Cottrell XPO Logistics
5-Axle Kerry Ryan FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Joe Clements UPS Freight
4-Axle Mark Brundage FedEx Express
Straight Truck David Price FedEx Freight
Step Van Greg Long FedEx Express
Flatbed Robert Lilly FedEx Freight
Twins David Boyer ABF Freight System