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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Wyoming Truck Driving Championships

Wyoming NTDC

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
4-Axle Mike Roberts Walmart Transportation 155 46
5-Axle Steven Jenkins Fremont Beverage 176 35
Flatbed Ken Rageth FedEx Freight 274 21
Tank Truck Tony Rodriguez Admiral Transport Corp. 156 41
Twins Dan Salo Cowboy State Trucking 109 47

 

2019 Recap

Ken Rageth of FedEx Freight won the Flatbed to become Grand Champion at the 2019 Wyoming Truck Driving Championships.

In fact, Rageth's name was all over the leaderboard. He also won the High Individual for Driving award, and took the team award along with Derek Gorrell and Tim Vanfossen.

Gorrell had the highest honor in Written Exam. He placed first in 4-Axle in 2018, and was the state's top finisher at nationals, placing No. 7 in Columbus, Ohio.

READ MORE: Ken Rageth, Wyoming’s Grand Champion, Is Also a Team Player

Ken Rageth

Rageth

Mike Roberts of Walmart Transportation won the 4-Axle, and was tops in Pre-Trip Inspection. 

Forrest Peters of Airgas USA, the Straight Truck winner for the second consecutive year, was also tops in Personal Interview.

 

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Ken Rageth FedEx Freight
4-Axle Mike Roberts Walmart Transportation
5-Axle Steven Jenkins Fremont Beverage
Flatbed Ken Rageth FedEx Freight
Tank Truck Tony Rodriguez Admiral Transport Corp.
Twins Dan Salo Cowboy State Trucking
Straight Truck Forrest Peters Airgas USA

2019 Photo Gallery

Wyoming team award

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2019 Preview

When: June 8, 2019

Where: Cheyenne, Wyo.

Field: At least 19 truck drivers are expected to compete in six categories.

Preview: There will be a new Grand Champion at the Wyoming Truck Driving Championships this year.

Defending champion Andrew Kelly of ABF Freight will not compete, though he will be on hand as a volunteer. He won the 3-Axle in 2018.

Derek Gorell of FedEx Freight will be back to defend his 4-Axle title. He went on to the National Truck Driving Championships last year and placed No. 7.

Eric Carpenter of Walmart Transportation, recently named 2018 Wyoming Driver of the Year, will be competing in the Twin Trailer class. He will face strong competition from defending Twins champion Timothy Vanfossen of FedEx Freight.

Forrest Peters of Airgas USA will be back to defend his title in Straight Truck.

Seven rookies will be vying to make their mark this year.

More info: Wyoming Trucking Association

 

2018 Recap

Kelly

Andrew Kelly of ABF Freight System took home the honors of Grand Champion at the Wyoming Truck Driving Championships.

He won in Written Exam, Pre-Trip Inspection, Driving Skills and 3-axle.

His 3-Axle division victory means he advanced to the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

He placed No. 32 in the 3-Axle division there. Derek Gorrell of FedEx Freight was the state's top finisher at nationals, placing No. 7 in 4-Axle.

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Andrew Kelly ABF Freight System
Sleeper Berth Andrew Medina Airgas Intermountain
3-Axle Andrew Kelly ABF Freight System
5-Axle Levi Donner Walmart Transportation
Tank Truck Todd Miller Airgas Intermountain
4-Axle Derek Gorrell FedEx Freight
Straight Truck Forrest Peters Airgas Intermountain
Flatbed Steven Jenkins Fremont Beverage
Twins Timothy Vanfossen FedEx Freight