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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The driver from FedEx Freight whose friends and colleagues often refer to as “The LeBron James of Trucking” earned the highest honor at the 81st National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 18.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeremy Usener of the Texas Department of Public Safety has been crowned Grand Champion of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship for 2018.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — FedEx Express’ Eric Damon was crowned the Grand Champion step van driver at the National Step Van Driving Championships Aug. 18.

State Champions
State Date Classification Winner Company
Alabama 6/1/2018 Grand Champion Mark Knight AAA Cooper Transportation
Alabama 6/1/2018 Sleeper Berth Russell Cottingham FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 3-Axle Alphonso Lewis YRC Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 5-Axle Mark Knight AAA Cooper Transportation
Alabama 6/1/2018 Tank Truck Kenneth Lockhart FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 4-Axle Cecil Salter FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 Straight Truck David Hawk FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 Step Van Robert Moore FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 Flatbed Thomas “Ross” Garner FedEx Freight
Alabama 6/1/2018 Twins Dan Thompson FedEx Freight
Alaska 5/18/2018 Grand Champion Ryan Wolcoff SPAN Alaska
Alaska 5/18/2018 Sleeper Berth Brian Ambrose Alaska West Express
Alaska 5/18/2018 3-Axle Ryan Wolcoff SPAN Alaska
Alaska 5/18/2018 5-Axle Doug Longerbone Lynden Transport
Alaska 5/18/2018 Tank Truck Jeremiah Payne American Fast Freight
Alaska 5/18/2018 4-Axle Michael Hinkes Carlile Transportation Systems
Alaska 5/18/2018 Straight Truck Kitiona Afusia FedEx Express
Alaska 5/18/2018 Step Van Madeleine Vea FedEx Express
Alaska 5/18/2018 Flatbed Todd Wheeler American Fast Freight
Arizona 4/14/2018 Grand Champion Ina Daly XPO Logistics
Arizona 4/14/2018 Sleeper Berth Wesley Bauer Walmart Transportation
Arizona 4/14/2018 3-Axle Christopher Finn XPO Logistics
Arizona 4/14/2018 5-Axle Jose Orozco XPO Logistics
Arizona 4/14/2018 Tank Truck Ina Daly XPO Logistics
Arizona 4/14/2018 4-Axle Zing Shepherd FedEx Freight
Arizona 4/14/2018 Straight Truck Charles Woodland FedEx Freight
Arizona 4/14/2018 Step Van Michael Ortiz FedEx Ground
Arizona 4/14/2018 Flatbed Sam Smith Old Dominion Freight Line
Arizona 4/14/2018 Twins Mohammed Khan FedEx Freight
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Grand Champion Daniel Patterson Fedex Freight
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Sleeper Berth Thomas Garner Maverick
Arkansas 7/14/2018 3-Axle Danny Parker FedEx Freight
Arkansas 7/14/2018 5-Axle David Glacobbe J.B. Hunt Transport Services
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Tank Truck Eric Coursey Solar Transport
Arkansas 7/14/2018 4-Axle Daniel Patterson Fedex Freight
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Straight Truck Ronnie Worring ABF Freight System
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Step Van Samuel Brooks J.B. Hunt Transport Services
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Flatbed Gary Mars Walmart Transportation
Arkansas 7/14/2018 Twins Kirk Haggard ABF Freight System
California 5/20/2018 Grand Champion Hobie Eirich FedEx Freight
California 5/20/2018 Sleeper Berth Paul Kershaw Walmart Transportation
California 5/20/2018 3-Axle Alfonso Saavedra XPO Logistics
California 5/20/2018 5-Axle Dawn Kerr FedEx Express
California 5/20/2018 Tank Truck Gary Martin FedEx Ground
California 5/20/2018 4-Axle Hobie Eirich FedEx Freight
California 5/20/2018 Straight Truck Gary Cordova FedEx Freight
California 5/20/2018 Step Van Oscar Enciso FedEx Ground
California 5/20/2018 Flatbed Johnny Pearson Golden State Foods
California 5/20/2018 Twins Jon Stafford FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 Grand Champion Michael Flippin FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 Sleeper Berth Brook Figgins FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 3-Axle David Mogler FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 5-Axle Jason West McLane Co.
Colorado 6/2/2018 Tank Truck Christopher Perna FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 4-Axle Dutch Burch FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 Straight Truck Juan Galindo Old Dominion Freight Line
Colorado 6/2/2018 Step Van Eric Damon FedEx Express
Colorado 6/2/2018 Flatbed Ralph Tibbetts FedEx Freight
Colorado 6/2/2018 Twins Todd Flippin FedEx Freight
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Grand Champion Mark McClure Domino's
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Sleeper Berth Clint Martin Domino's
Connecticut 6/9/2018 3-Axle David Misenheimer Domino's
Connecticut 6/9/2018 5-Axle Mark McClure Domino's
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Tank Truck Anthony Spero ABF Freight System
Connecticut 6/9/2018 4-Axle David Bryant FedEx Freight
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Straight Truck Andrew Martin FedEx Express
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Step Van John Falkevitz FedEx Express
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Flatbed Paul Brandon FedEx Freight
Connecticut 6/9/2018 Twins William Oakes FedEx Freight
Delaware 5/19/2018 Grand Champion Louis A. Lockard FedEx Freight
Delaware 5/19/2018 Sleeper Berth Robert Benton Walmart Transportation
Delaware 5/19/2018 3-Axle Louis A. Lockard FedEx Freight
Delaware 5/19/2018 5-Axle DeAndre Ballard Mountaire Farms Inc.
Delaware 5/19/2018 Tank Truck Joseph O. Peterson UPS Freight
Delaware 5/19/2018 4-Axle Leroy Morgan Walmart Transportation
Delaware 5/19/2018 Straight Truck Lindsay Nonnenmocker M.R. Kenny Trucking
Delaware 5/19/2018 Step Van Wesley Reynolds FedEx Ground
Delaware 5/19/2018 Flatbed Phillip Wayne Goslee Mountaire Farms Inc.
Delaware 5/19/2018 Twins William Tuell FedEx Freight
Florida 6/7/2018 Grand Champion Jottyn Santos FedEx Express
Florida 6/7/2018 Sleeper Berth Eddie Pennington FedEx Freight
Florida 6/7/2018 3-Axle Rusty Pederson FedEx Freight
Florida 6/7/2018 5-Axle Howard Blount Old Dominion Freight Line
Florida 6/7/2018 Tank Truck Brian Stephens Grammer Industries
Florida 6/7/2018 4-Axle Jottyn Santos FedEx Express
Florida 6/7/2018 Straight Truck Gary Seefried FedEx Freight
Florida 6/7/2018 Step Van Daniel Stapleton FedEx Ground
Florida 6/7/2018 Flatbed Kevin Robinson Publix Super Markets
Florida 6/7/2018 Twins Henry Mahler YRC Freight
Georgia 5/10/2018 Grand Champion Tim McElwaney ABF Freight System
Georgia 5/10/2018 Sleeper Berth Herschel Evans Holland
Georgia 5/10/2018 3-Axle Roger Nicholson UPS Freight
Georgia 5/10/2018 5-Axle Tim McElwaney ABF Freight System
Georgia 5/10/2018 Tank Truck Glenn Morris FedEx Freight
Georgia 5/10/2018 4-Axle Pete Steerman AAA Cooper Transportation
Georgia 5/10/2018 Straight Truck Doug Austin Martin Brower
Georgia 5/10/2018 Flatbed Ben Moore Jr. Walmart Transportation
Georgia 5/10/2018 Twins Carlos Rodriquez Old Dominion Freight Line
Hawaii 6/16/2018 Grand Champion Steve Haskill FedEx Ground
Hawaii 6/16/2018 5-Axle Randall Kaiwi Hawaii Gas
Hawaii 6/16/2018 Straight Truck Duane Kaitoku Southern Wine & Spirits
Hawaii 6/16/2018 Step Van Steve Haskill FedEx Express
Idaho 5/4/2018 Grand Champion Timothy Melody ABF Freight System
Idaho 5/4/2018 Sleeper Berth David Shattuck Giltner Inc.
Idaho 5/4/2018 3-Axle Randall Schwasinger FedEx Freight
Idaho 5/4/2018 5-Axle Stephanie Henderson Standlee Hay Trucking
Idaho 5/4/2018 Tank Truck Timothy Melody ABF Freight System
Idaho 5/4/2018 4-Axle Jeffrey Halford XPO Logistics
Idaho 5/4/2018 Straight Truck Paul Unser YRC Freight
Idaho 5/4/2018 Step Van Alan Stacy FedEx Ground
Idaho 5/4/2018 Flatbed Casey Walker Boise Boys Inc.
Idaho 5/4/2018 Twins Beau Bonds Old Dominion Freight Line
Illinois 6/8/2018 Grand Champion Rich Fundell FedEx Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 Sleeper Berth Paul Barnes UPS
Illinois 6/8/2018 3-Axle Rich Fundell FedEx Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 5-Axle Ed Mikan UPS
Illinois 6/8/2018 Tank Truck Dave Miller UPS Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 4-Axle Ruben Magsaysay XPO Logistics
Illinois 6/8/2018 Straight Truck Scott Archer YRC Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 Step Van Jason Smith FedEx Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 Flatbed Tim Banasiak FedEx Freight
Illinois 6/8/2018 Twins Miguel Corral FedEx Freight
Indiana 6/29/2018 Grand Champion John Griswold XPO Logistics
Indiana 6/29/2018 Sleeper Berth John Griswold XPO Logistics
Indiana 6/29/2018 3-Axle Glen Kirk Old Dominion Freight Line
Indiana 6/29/2018 5-Axle Dawn Cochran Old Dominion Freight Line
Indiana 6/29/2018 Tank Truck Dave Arell UPS
Indiana 6/29/2018 4-Axle Gayle Conley XPO Logistics
Indiana 6/29/2018 Straight Truck Ryan Dittenhoeffer Walmart Transportation
Indiana 6/29/2018 Step Van C.T. Bachman UPS
Indiana 6/29/2018 Flatbed Dennis Shirar Walmart Transportation
Indiana 6/29/2018 Twins David Stout Old Dominion Freight Line
Iowa 6/14/2018 Sleeper Berth George Lundahl Schuster Co.
Iowa 6/14/2018 3-Axle Jerry Beckman Walmart Transportation
Iowa 6/14/2018 5-Axle Scott Delaney Casey’s General Stores
Iowa 6/14/2018 Tank Truck George Foster Casey’s General Stores
Iowa 6/14/2018 4-Axle Dean Key Ruan Transportation
Iowa 6/14/2018 Straight Truck Adam Stroup FedEx Express
Iowa 6/14/2018 Flatbed Richard Meimann Casey’s General Stores
Iowa 6/14/2018 Twins Jim Stinemates Walmart Transportation
Kansas 6/15/2018 Grand Champion Donald Logan FedEx Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 Sleeper Berth Jeffrey Dwerlkotte UPS Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 3-Axle Jimmie Wisley YRC Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 5-Axle Jeff Davis Walmart Transportation
Kansas 6/15/2018 Tank Truck Donald Logan FedEx Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 4-Axle Timothy Helus FedEx Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 Straight Truck Ronald Gabel FedEx Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 Flatbed Michael Appelman YRC Freight
Kansas 6/15/2018 Twins John Bouddhara FedEx Freight
 
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Grand Champion Joseph Shull UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Sleeper Berth Joseph Shull UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 3-Axle Jason Herko UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 5-Axle John Willinger FedEx Freight  
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Tank Truck DuWayne Drexler UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 4-Axle Kyle Wright AAA Cooper Transportation
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Straight Truck Dale Brenaman UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Step Van Dustin Powell UPS
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Flatbed Donald Gaston UPS Freight
Kentucky 5/18/2018 Twins David Proctor FedEx Freight
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Grand Champion Eric Courville FedEx Freight
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Sleeper Berth Chad Rudesill FedEx Ground
Louisiana 3/23/2018 3-Axle Eric Courville FedEx Freight
Louisiana 3/23/2018 5-Axle Larry Peltier Martin Brower
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Tank Truck Milton Hebert FedEx Freight
Louisiana 3/23/2018 4-Axle Louis Scaruffi C & S Wholesale Services
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Straight Truck Leroy Williams XPO Logistics
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Step Van Donald G. Williams FedEx Ground
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Flatbed Joseph Vital FedEx Freight
Louisiana 3/23/2018 Twins Damion Hebert XPO Logistics
Maine 5/19/2018 Grand Champion Ken Duncan Walmart Transportation
Maine 5/19/2018 Sleeper Berth Christopher Gooden Richard Carrier Trucking
Maine 5/19/2018 3-Axle Lester Lord FedEx Freight
Maine 5/19/2018 5-Axle Josh White Lynch Logistics
Maine 5/19/2018 Tank Truck Ronald Round Pottle's Transportation
Maine 5/19/2018 4-Axle Vince Cote Hannaford Transportation
Maine 5/19/2018 Straight Truck Ken Duncan Walmart Transportation
Maine 5/19/2018 Step Van Robert Cochran FedEx Express
Maine 5/19/2018 Flatbed Ray Bucknell Irving Oil Terminals
Maine 5/19/2018 Twins Mark Scaplen FedEx Freight
Maryland 6/2/2018 Grand Champion Michael Miltenberger Pitt Ohio
Maryland 6/2/2018 Sleeper Berth Steven Williams Perdue
Maryland 6/2/2018 3-Axle Lou Petrovia XPO Logistics
Maryland 6/2/2018 5-Axle Michael Miltenberger Pitt Ohio
Maryland 6/2/2018 Tank Truck Kenneth Paulick Carroll Motor Fuel
Maryland 6/2/2018 4-Axle Donald Nichols ABF Freight System
Maryland 6/2/2018 Straight Truck Jason Toothman FedEx Freight
Maryland 6/2/2018 Flatbed Jerry Stephenson Giant of Maryland
Maryland 6/2/2018 Twins John Everhart FedEx Freight
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Grand Champion Brian Singelais Frito-Lay
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 3-Axle Brian Singelais Frito-Lay
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 5-Axle Roland Bolduc FedEx Express
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Tank Truck Rich Sweeney XPO Logistics
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 4-Axle Chris Buswell Sysco Food Service of Boston
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Straight Truck Rich Alimberti FedEx Express
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Step Van Bob Ledoux FedEx Express
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Flatbed Steve Capone FedEx Express
Massachussetts 6/3/2018 Twins Richard Gray Jr. FedEx Freight
Michigan 6/8/2018 Grand Champion Jason Johnson XPO Logistics
Michigan 6/8/2018 Sleeper Berth Richard Bailey FedEx Freight
Michigan 6/8/2018 3-Axle Jason Johnson XPO Logistics
Michigan 6/8/2018 5-Axle Wayne Gootee Walmart Transportation
Michigan 6/8/2018 Tank Truck James Looks Holland
Michigan 6/8/2018 4-Axle Stephen Romska Walmart Transportation
Michigan 6/8/2018 Straight Truck Daniel Badalamente FedEx Freight
Michigan 6/8/2018 Flatbed Ron Forsyth Old Dominion Freight Line
Michigan 6/8/2018 Twins Mark Duensing Old Dominion Freight Line
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Grand Champion Tim McNamee YRC Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Sleeper Berth Mark Fitterer YRC Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 3-Axle Paul Butkowski FedEx Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 5-Axle Tim McNamee YRC Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Tank Truck Larry Steffensen FedEx Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 4-Axle Bruce Quaal YRC Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Straight Truck Reginald Copeland FedEx Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Step Van Alex Lofgren FedEx Ground
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Flatbed Jerry Kraetsch YRC Freight
Minnesota 6/9/2018 Twins Bill Krouse YRC Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Grand Champion Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Sleeper Berth John Kitchens FedEx Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 3-Axle Terry Holcomb UPS Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 5-Axle Christopher Gaston FedEx Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Tank Truck Scott Osborne FedEx Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 4-Axle Darres Stokes Walmart Transportation
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Straight Truck Stevie Armstrong YRC Freight
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Step Van Don Smith FedEx Ground
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Flatbed Todd Wilemon ABF Freight System
Mississippi 4/27/2018 Twins Marcus Byrd FedEx Freight
Missouri 6/1/2018 Grand Champion Bruce Brewen Hogan Transportation Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 Sleeper Berth Roy Romo Prime Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 3-Axle Robert Roth FedEx Freight
Missouri 6/1/2018 5-Axle Glen Horack Prime Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 Tank Truck Thomas Miller Prime Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 4-Axle Bruce Brewen Hogan Transportation Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 Straight Truck James Houghton FedEx Express
Missouri 6/1/2018 Step Van Grant Garwood FedEx Ground
Missouri 6/1/2018 Flatbed Scott Fischer Prime Inc.
Missouri 6/1/2018 Twins Michael Chatterton FedEx Freight
Montana 6/16/2018 Grand Champion Tracey James FedEx Ground
Montana 6/16/2018 Sleeper Berth Charles Rogers Wilson Logistics
Montana 6/16/2018 3-Axle Mark Cole FedEx Freight
Montana 6/16/2018 5-Axle Duane Bushman Watkins and Shepard Trucking
Montana 6/16/2018 Tank Truck Kenneth Painter XPO Logistics
Montana 6/16/2018 4-Axle Steve Clingman Old Dominion Freight Line
Montana 6/16/2018 Step Van Tracey James FedEx Ground
Montana 6/16/2018 Flatbed Robert Ellinger DSV Road Transport
Montana 6/16/2018 Twins Jess Seward Old Dominion Freight Line
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Grand Champion Tim Dean Werner Enterprises
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Sleeper Berth Tim Dean Werner Enterprises
Nebraska 6/8/2018 3-Axle Paul Badgett FedEx Freight
Nebraska 6/8/2018 5-Axle Toby Kort FedEx Freight
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Tank Truck Pat Crumb Fremont Contract Carriers
Nebraska 6/8/2018 4-Axle Tom Canning Old Dominion Freight Line
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Straight Truck Clinton Rast ABF Freight System
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Step Van Jeremiah Saffold FedEx Express
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Flatbed George Chaney FedEx Freight
Nebraska 6/8/2018 Twins Terry Durham Werner Enterprises
Nevada 4/28/2018 Grand Champion James Wilson FedEx Freight
Nevada 4/28/2018 Sleeper Berth James Wilson FedEx Freight
Nevada 4/28/2018 3-Axle David Sharp UPS 
Nevada 4/28/2018 5-Axle Brandon Hardy XPO Logistics
Nevada 4/28/2018 Tank Truck Randy Stromlund UPS 
Nevada 4/28/2018 4-Axle Patrick Nerger FedEx Express
Nevada 4/28/2018 Straight Truck Bradley Cupery FedEx Ground
Nevada 4/28/2018 Step Van Robert Fini FedEx Ground
Nevada 4/28/2018 Flatbed Eric Flick FedEx Freight
Nevada 4/28/2018 Twins Matthew Hart FedEx Freight
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Grand Champion Neil Nogues YRC Freight
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Sleeper Berth Kerry Jenkins Walmart Transportation
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 3-Axle Peter Borges FedEx Express
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 5-Axle Marvin Sowers Associated Grocers of New England
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Tank Truck Paul Robichaud FedEx Express
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 4-Axle Richard Hill Walmart Transportation
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Straight Truck Neil Nogues YRC Freight
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Step Van John Houghton FedEx Express
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Flatbed Richard Brock AGNE
New Hampshire 6/2/2018 Twins Mike McMahon FedEx Freight
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Grand Champion Carlose London XPO Logistics
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Sleeper Berth Artur Lesniowski FedEx Ground
New Jersey 6/22/2018 3-Axle Ron Vandermark UPS Freight
New Jersey 6/22/2018 5-Axle Scott Hamlin FedEx Freight
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Tank Truck Keith Zujkowski XPO Logistics
New Jersey 6/22/2018 4-Axle Carlose London XPO Logistics
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Straight Truck Carlos Chavarriaga FedEx Freight
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Step Van Stephen Lumpkin FedEx Express
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Flatbed James Erickson FedEx Freight
New Jersey 6/22/2018 Twins Wilbert Vano XPO Logistics
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Grand Champion Loretta Bruyere FedEx Freight
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Sleeper Berth Ralph Garcia ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 3-Axle Celso Romero FedEx Freight
New Mexico 5/19/2018 5-Axle Duane Oldfield ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Tank Truck Carl Marquez ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 4-Axle Donald Wood ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Straight Truck Kirk Weis ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Step Van Chris Shaw FedEx Express
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Flatbed Gerald Benavidez Sr. ABF Freight System
New Mexico 5/19/2018 Twins Loretta Bruyere FedEx Freight
New York 6/8/2018 Grand Champion David Watson FedEx Freight
New York 6/8/2018 Sleeper Berth Jonathan Rejman Venice Enterprise
New York 6/8/2018 3-Axle David May XPO Logistics
New York 6/8/2018 5-Axle Martin McMahon RIST Transport
New York 6/8/2018 Tank Truck Raymond Waage FedEx Freight
New York 6/8/2018 4-Axle Randy Merle FedEx Freight
New York 6/8/2018 Straight Truck James Kohr FedEx Express
New York 6/8/2018 Step Van Adam Miller FedEx Ground
New York 6/8/2018 Flatbed David Watson FedEx Freight
New York 6/8/2018 Twins Mark McLean FedEx Freight
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Grand Champion Michael Bills FedEx Express
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Sleeper Berth Jimmy Whitley FedEx Ground
North Carolina 5/18/2018 3-Axle David Rohman FedEx Express
North Carolina 5/18/2018 5-Axle Basher Pierce FedEx Freight
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Tank Truck Andrew Davis UPS
North Carolina 5/18/2018 4-Axle Larry Wilson Food Lion/DelHaize America
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Straight Truck Michael Bills FedEx Express
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Step Van Augustus Kern FedEx Express
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Flatbed Brian Walker UPS Freight
North Carolina 5/18/2018 Twins David Wagoner Old Dominion Freight Line
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Grand Champion Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Sleeper Berth Bradley Strom FedEx Freight
North Dakota 6/2/2018 3-Axle Christopher Scholand FedEx Freight
North Dakota 6/2/2018 5-Axle Scott Meyers FedEx Freight
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Tank Truck John Smith Magnum
North Dakota 6/2/2018 4-Axle Richard Hartleib FedEx Freight
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Straight Truck Steve Johnson XPO Logistics
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Step Van Sharon Collett FedEx Express
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Flatbed Kevin Schmidt Ruan Transportation
North Dakota 6/2/2018 Twins John Janousek FedEx Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 Grand Champion Scott Woodrome FedEx Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 Sleeper Berth Mark Hewitt Ross Transportation
Ohio 5/18/2018 3-Axle Paul Savill UPS Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 5-Axle Richie Bowman Pitt Ohio
Ohio 5/18/2018 Tank Truck Scott Woodrome FedEx Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 4-Axle Jeff Pentrack Pitt Ohio
Ohio 5/18/2018 Straight Truck Paul Hillman FedEx Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 Step Van Aaron Snyder FedEx Ground
Ohio 5/18/2018 Flatbed Bryan Elges FedEx Freight
Ohio 5/18/2018 Twins Jeff Rose YRC Freight
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Grand Champion LaVern Reimer Walmart Transportation
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Sleeper Berth Floyd Olson Walmart Transportation
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 3-Axle Richard Jordan FedEx Freight
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 5-Axle LaVern Reimer Walmart Transportation
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Tank Truck John Hunter Domino Transportation
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 4-Axle Nicholas Arnold FedEx Freight
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Straight Truck James Fabian ABF Freight System
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Step Van Orlando Williams FedEx Express
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Flatbed Robert Ragsdale YRC Freight
Oklahoma 6/1/2018 Twins Kenneth Pyle FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 Grand Champion Chris Outen FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 Sleeper Berth Chris Outen FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 3-Axle Ronald Zieser FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 5-Axle Kirby Ferber FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 Tank Truck Brian Smith Walmart Transportation
Oregon 6/16/2018 4-Axle Heladio Fernandez FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 Straight Truck John VanBuren Reddaway
Oregon 6/16/2018 Step Van Steve Chalupa FedEx Express
Oregon 6/16/2018 Flatbed Manuel Cruz FedEx Freight
Oregon 6/16/2018 Twins Jerry Lambert FedEx Freight
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Grand Champion Terry Wood Walmart Transportation
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Sleeper Berth Terry Wood Walmart Transportation
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 3-Axle Steve Allison Walmart Transportation
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 5-Axle Bryan Krol Martin Brower
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Tank Truck Brian Smeltzer RH Crawford Inc.
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 4-Axle Matthew Fletcher Martin Brower
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Straight Truck Robert Dolan XPO Logistics
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Step Van Chad Keefer FedEx Ground
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Flatbed Troy Wolf Kinard Trucking Inc.
Pennsylvania 6/8/2018 Twins John J. Brownawell YRC Freight
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 Grand Champion Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 3-Axle Joseph Hicks XPO Logistics
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 5-Axle Karen Tierney FedEx Express
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 4-Axle Eric Cornell A. Duie Pyle
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 Straight Truck Ryan Gagnon Consumers Propane
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 Step Van David Lumpkin FedEx Express
Rhode Island 5/12/2018 Twins Robert Burdett FedEx Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Grand Champion James R. Luckadoo UPS Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Sleeper Berth Ray Shelton FedEx Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 3-Axle James R. Luckadoo UPS Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 5-Axle Richard McCoy C & S Wholesale Services
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Tank Truck Ben Hampton FedEx Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 4-Axle Clay Hensley C & S Wholesale Services
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Straight Truck Dubby Freeman FedEx Ground
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Step Van Edward Days Jr. FedEx Express
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Flatbed Steve Newsome UPS Freight
South Carolina 4/13/2018 Twins John Cook UPS Freight
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Grand Champion Wade Wagemann YRC Freight
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Sleeper Berth Jerry Seaman Cliff Viessman Inc.
South Dakota 5/19/2018 3-Axle Mike Whitehead FedEx Freight
South Dakota 5/19/2018 5-Axle Lowell Wricks Cliff Viessman Inc.
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Tank Truck Troy Swenson FedEx Freight
South Dakota 5/19/2018 4-Axle Jeff Eschen K&J Trucking
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Straight Truck Dan Norgaard Old Dominion Freight Line
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Flatbed Marty Kraft FedEx Freight
South Dakota 5/19/2018 Twins Wade Wagemann YRC Freight
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Grand Champion Phil Shelton Walmart Transportation
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Sleeper Berth Brian Hall Old Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee 4/27/2018 3-Axle Brian Turner Old Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee 4/27/2018 5-Axle Thomas Vandivort Martin Brower
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Tank Truck Phil Shelton Walmart Transportation
Tennessee 4/27/2018 4-Axle Michael Brewer Old Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Straight Truck James Sheehan FedEx Ground
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Step Van Juanita Overbay FedEx Ground
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Flatbed Kevin Smith FedEx Freight
Tennessee 4/27/2018 Twins Ronnie Hamill FedEx Freight
Texas 6/1/2018 Grand Champion Michael Cirrincione FedEx Freight
Texas 6/1/2018 Sleeper Berth Onesimo Gandara YRC Freight
Texas 6/1/2018 3-Axle Michael Cirrincione FedEx Freight
Texas 6/1/2018 5-Axle Jack Hargett AAA Cooper Transportation
Texas 6/1/2018 Tank Truck Thomas Wilson HEB Grocery Co.
Texas 6/1/2018 4-Axle Derald Watson AAA Cooper Transportation
Texas 6/1/2018 Straight Truck Jose Gonzalez HEB Grocery Co.
Texas 6/1/2018 Step Van Jack Henderson FedEx Express
Texas 6/1/2018 Flatbed Jaret Holmes FedEx Freight
Texas 6/1/2018 Twins Carl Crago Jr. Old Dominion Freight Line
Utah 6/1/2018 Grand Champion Russell Atkin UPS Freight
Utah 6/1/2018 Sleeper Berth Kenneth Grygla Walmart Transportation
Utah 6/1/2018 3-Axle Dan Reese Reddaway
Utah 6/1/2018 5-Axle Timothy Smith YRC Freight
Utah 6/1/2018 Tank Truck Russell Atkin UPS Freight
Utah 6/1/2018 4-Axle Mark Davidson Airgas Intermountain
Utah 6/1/2018 Straight Truck Judd Adams XPO Logistics
Utah 6/1/2018 Step Van Lonnie Christensen FedEx Ground
Utah 6/1/2018 Flatbed Eric Hein Thatcher Co.
Utah 6/1/2018 Twins Jeff Payne Reddaway
Vermont 6/2/2018 Grand Champion Chris Novak FedEx Express
Vermont 6/2/2018 3-Axle Chris Goddard FedEx Express
Vermont 6/2/2018 5-Axle Chris Novak FedEx Express
Vermont 6/2/2018 4-Axle Ernie Wood ABF Freight System
Vermont 6/2/2018 Straight Truck David Doucet FedEx Express
Vermont 6/2/2018 Step Van Charles Killian FedEx Express
Vermont 6/2/2018 Twins Matt Smith FedEx Freight
Virginia 5/4/2018 Grand Champion Mark Brundage FedEx Express
Virginia 5/4/2018 Sleeper Berth Jim Hines Walmart Transportation
Virginia 5/4/2018 3-Axle Anthony Cottrell XPO Logistics
Virginia 5/4/2018 5-Axle Kerry Ryan FedEx Freight
Virginia 5/4/2018 Tank Truck Joe Clements UPS Freight
Virginia 5/4/2018 4-Axle Mark Brundage FedEx Express
Virginia 5/4/2018 Straight Truck David Price FedEx Freight
Virginia 5/4/2018 Step Van Greg Long FedEx Express
Virginia 5/4/2018 Flatbed Robert Lilly FedEx Freight
Virginia 5/4/2018 Twins David Boyer ABF Freight System
Washington 6/23/2018 Grand Champion Darrell Shelton FedEx Freight
Washington 6/23/2018 Sleeper Berth Roy Garcia Peninsula Truck Lines
Washington 6/23/2018 3-Axle Tim Davis Peninsula Truck Lines
Washington 6/23/2018 5-Axle Victor Skoglund FedEx Freight
Washington 6/23/2018 Tank Truck Russ Miller Safeway
Washington 6/23/2018 4-Axle Naim Mesan Old Dominion Freight Line
Washington 6/23/2018 Straight Truck Lance Anderson Columbia Distribution
Washington 6/23/2018 Step Van Clint Anderson FedEx Express
Washington 6/23/2018 Flatbed Mike Mygatt The Boeing Co.
Washington 6/23/2018 Twins Darrell Shelton FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Grand Champion Jeremy Thomas FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Sleeper Berth William Adkins FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 3-Axle James May FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 5-Axle Jason Smith Walmart Transportation
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Tank Truck Jeremy Thomas FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 4-Axle Randy Thomas FedEx Freight
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Straight Truck Charles Randolph Pitt Ohio
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Step Van Neil Austen FedEx Ground
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Flatbed Paul Norman Pitt Ohio
West Virginia 6/9/2018 Twins Greg Brooks FedEx Freight
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Grand Champion Jeffrey Langenhahn XPO Logistics
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Sleeper Berth Jeremy Steger XPO Logistics
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 3-Axle Gary Reimer FedEx Freight
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 5-Axle Duane Staveness FedEx Freight
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Tank Truck Gary Pingel Old Dominion Freight Line
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 4-Axle Andrew Rynearson XPO Logistics
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Straight Truck Nick Jarntowski Old Dominion Freight Line
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Flatbed Brent Glasenapp FedEx Express
Wisconsin 5/18/2018 Twins Jeffrey Langenhahn XPO Logistics
Wyoming 6/9/2018 Sleeper Berth Andrew Medina Airgas Intermountain
Wyoming 6/9/2018 3-Axle Andrew Kelly ABF Freight System
Wyoming 6/9/2018 5-Axle Levi Donner Walmart Transportation
Wyoming 6/9/2018 Tank Truck Todd Miller Airgas Intermountain
Wyoming 6/9/2018 4-Axle Derek Gorrell FedEx Freight
Wyoming 6/9/2018 Straight Truck Forrest Peters Airgas Intermountain
Wyoming 6/9/2018 Flatbed Steven Jenkins Fremont Beverage
Wyoming 6/9/2018 Twins Timothy Vanfossen FedEx Freight
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NTDC Finalists Navigate Harrowing Course

A Flatbed division driver navigates the finals course

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drivers navigated a punishing course during the finals of the National Truck Driving Championships Aug. 18.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Nervous Finalists Feel the Love From Family

ODFL's Steve Cochran

If the finalists at the 81st National Truck Driving Championships were feeling the pressure, so were their families.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Logan, Woodrome Face Off as NTDC Finalists Are Named

NTDC's finalists named

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The stage is set for a classic clash of the giants at the finals of the 81st National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Course Trips Up Second Round of Competitors at NTDC

NTDC

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While the diminishing front stop problem on the course of the 81st National Truck Driving Championships tested most of the country’s elite drivers on the tournament’s second day of competition, a few drivers appeared to figure it out.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2018
Business, Safety

Second-Day Drivers Use Extra Time to Study Course

Tim Ayotte adjust the mirror for a driver.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Although competing on the second day of the National Truck Driving Championships allows drivers 24 additional hours to stir up nerves about the course, it also gives them extra time to analyze every turn, stop, cone and duck.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2018
Business, Safety

NAIC Inspection Practicals Begin

NAIC Inspection Practicals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a partitioned section of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, removed from the occasional staccato of horns, the cheers of supporters and the deep voice of the announcer moderating the National Truck Driving Championships, uniformed law enforcement officers began to conduct vehicle inspections.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2018
Business, Safety

NTDC Competitors Meet Their Match on Challenging Driving Course

NTDC ball course

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A sharp left turn to cross over five scoring zones after avoiding a rubber duck and then maneuvering through a row of tennis balls were among the problems tripping up many competitors on the first day on the course at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

ELD Training Sheds Light on CVSA Competition Expectations

NAIC inspectors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The law enforcement officers participating in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship will not be asked to inspect electronic logging devices during this year’s competition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

Catching Up With FMCSA’s Ray Martinez at NTDC

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Ray Martinez paid his first visit as the agency’s chief to the National Truck Driving Championships, rallying a crowd that included 424 truck drivers, 52 commercial vehicle inspectors, family members and volunteers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Addresses the Champions at NTDC

Chris Spear

COLUMBUS, Ohio — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear roused a crowd of hundreds at the National Truck Driving Championships breakfast event Aug. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018

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