April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships

West Virginia Truck Driving Championships

When: June 8, 2019

Where: Nitro, W.Va.

More info: West Virginia Trucking Association


2018 Recap


When Jeremy Thomas of Cross Lanes, W.Va., was younger, he often would play in the cab of his father’s truck. He blew the horn and pretended to shift gears. He wanted to be just like his dad, his hero.

Fast forward about three decades to the 2018 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships. The elder Thomas, Randy, placed first in the 4-Axle class. Now 35 and a driver for 13 years, Jeremy placed first in the Tank Truck class.  And Jeremy is standing next to Randy when he finds out he is named Grand Champion in only his second year of competing, a title he could not have earned without his father’s guidance.

“Growing up with a professional driver in your house as someone you looked up to, you really gained a respect for how important the job of a professional driver is not only to the local community but the country in general,” Jeremy said.

READ MORE: Like Father, Like Son: Thomases Win W.Va. State Titles


Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Jeremy Thomas FedEx Freight
Sleeper Berth William Adkins FedEx Freight
3-Axle James May FedEx Freight
5-Axle Jason Smith Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Jeremy Thomas FedEx Freight
4-Axle Randy Thomas FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Charles Randolph Pitt Ohio
Step Van Neil Austen FedEx Ground
Flatbed Paul Norman Pitt Ohio
Twins Greg Brooks FedEx Freight


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