Barry Kraemer of XPO Logistics celebrated a weekend of excellent driving with the Grand Champion trophy at the Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships. Kraemer competed in the 3-Axle division.
A total of 83 drivers participated in the Wisconsin competition, held May 17-18 by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. The tournament took place at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton.
Check back for complete results.
|Grand Champion||Barry Kraemer||XPO Logistics|
|3-Axle||Barry Kraemer||XPO Logistics|
|4-Axle||Andre Rynearson||XPO Logistics|
|5-Axle||Charles Cappelle||Contract Transport Services|
|Flatbed||Brent Glassenapp||FedEx Express|
|Sleeper Berth||William Minor||Walmart Transportation|
|Tank Truck||Tom Fullerton||XPO Logistics|
|Twins||George Meierstein||FedEx Freight|
|Straight Truck||Zachary Bogstad||FedEx Freight|
When: May 17-18, 2019
Where: Appleton, Wis.
Field: 87 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.
Preview: Last year’s Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion win by XPO Logistics’ Jeff Langenhahn was said to be a “family affair” due to his dedicated practice time with his wife and children. This year, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is taking the role that family plays in drivers’ success to heart with the addition of a Family Fun Zone.
More Info: Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
A family that practices truck driving together wins Grand Champion titles together. This can be said for XPO Logistics’ Jeff Langenhahn, who won Wisconsin’s 2018 Grand Champion title at the Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships after consistently practicing on weekends with his wife and children. The family likes to set up courses for Langenhahn to use in his practice. Langenhahn also won the Twins class and captured the Ray Newberry “Mr. Safety” award.
As a result, Langenhahn earned another trip to nationals, where he won Grand Champion honors in 2014. At the national competition last year, Langenhahn came home with a No. 5 finish in the Twins class.
|Grand Champion||Jeffrey Langenhahn||XPO Logistics|
|Sleeper Berth||Jeremy Steger||XPO Logistics|
|3-Axle||Gary Reimer||FedEx Freight|
|5-Axle||Duane Staveness||FedEx Freight|
|Tank Truck||Gary Pingel||Old Dominion Freight Line|
|4-Axle||Andrew Rynearson||XPO Logistics|
|Straight Truck||Nick Jarntowski||Old Dominion Freight Line|
|Flatbed||Brent Glasenapp||FedEx Express|
|Twins||Jeffrey Langenhahn||XPO Logistics|
2018 PHOTO GALLERY:
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