When: June 8, 2019
Where: Nitro, W.Va.
More info: West Virginia Trucking Association
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.
|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|
2018 PHOTO GALLERY:
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