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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 top honors at the 81st National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 18.

The course walkthrough on the final round of the 81st National Truck Driving Championships on Aug. 18 in Columbus, Ohio, consisted of 45 men and one woman.

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.

State Champions
StateDateClassificationWinnerCompany
Alabama6/1/2018Grand ChampionMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Alabama6/1/2018Sleeper BerthRussell CottinghamFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/20183-AxleAlphonso LewisYRC Freight
Alabama6/1/20185-AxleMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Alabama6/1/2018Tank TruckKenneth LockhartFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/20184-AxleCecil SalterFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/2018Straight TruckDavid HawkFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/2018Step VanRobert MooreFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/2018FlatbedThomas “Ross” GarnerFedEx Freight
Alabama6/1/2018TwinsDan ThompsonFedEx Freight
Alaska5/18/2018Grand ChampionRyan WolcoffSPAN Alaska
Alaska5/18/2018Sleeper BerthBrian AmbroseAlaska West Express
Alaska5/18/20183-AxleRyan WolcoffSPAN Alaska
Alaska5/18/20185-AxleDoug LongerboneLynden Transport
Alaska5/18/2018Tank TruckJeremiah PayneAmerican Fast Freight
Alaska5/18/20184-AxleMichael HinkesCarlile Transportation Systems
Alaska5/18/2018Straight TruckKitiona AfusiaFedEx Express
Alaska5/18/2018Step VanMadeleine VeaFedEx Express
Alaska5/18/2018FlatbedTodd WheelerAmerican Fast Freight
Arizona4/14/2018Grand ChampionIna DalyXPO Logistics
Arizona4/14/2018Sleeper BerthWesley BauerWalmart Transportation
Arizona4/14/20183-AxleChristopher FinnXPO Logistics
Arizona4/14/20185-AxleJose OrozcoXPO Logistics
Arizona4/14/2018Tank TruckIna DalyXPO Logistics
Arizona4/14/20184-AxleZing ShepherdFedEx Freight
Arizona4/14/2018Straight TruckCharles WoodlandFedEx Freight
Arizona4/14/2018Step VanMichael OrtizFedEx Ground
Arizona4/14/2018FlatbedSam SmithOld Dominion Freight Line
Arizona4/14/2018TwinsMohammed KhanFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/14/2018Grand ChampionDaniel PattersonFedex Freight
Arkansas7/14/2018Sleeper BerthThomas GarnerMaverick
Arkansas7/14/20183-AxleDanny ParkerFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/14/20185-AxleDavid GlacobbeJ.B. Hunt Transport Services
Arkansas7/14/2018Tank TruckEric CourseySolar Transport
Arkansas7/14/20184-AxleDaniel PattersonFedex Freight
Arkansas7/14/2018Straight TruckRonnie WorringABF Freight System
Arkansas7/14/2018Step VanSamuel BrooksJ.B. Hunt Transport Services
Arkansas7/14/2018FlatbedGary MarsWalmart Transportation
Arkansas7/14/2018TwinsKirk HaggardABF Freight System
California5/20/2018Grand ChampionHobie EirichFedEx Freight
California5/20/2018Sleeper BerthPaul KershawWalmart Transportation
California5/20/20183-AxleAlfonso SaavedraXPO Logistics
California5/20/20185-AxleDawn KerrFedEx Express
California5/20/2018Tank TruckGary MartinFedEx Ground
California5/20/20184-AxleHobie EirichFedEx Freight
California5/20/2018Straight TruckGary CordovaFedEx Freight
California5/20/2018Step VanOscar EncisoFedEx Ground
California5/20/2018FlatbedJohnny PearsonGolden State Foods
California5/20/2018TwinsJon StaffordFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/2018Grand ChampionMichael FlippinFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/2018Sleeper BerthBrook FigginsFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/20183-AxleDavid MoglerFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/20185-AxleJason WestMcLane Co.
Colorado6/2/2018Tank TruckChristopher PernaFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/20184-AxleDutch BurchFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/2018Straight TruckJuan GalindoOld Dominion Freight Line
Colorado6/2/2018Step VanEric DamonFedEx Express
Colorado6/2/2018FlatbedRalph TibbettsFedEx Freight
Colorado6/2/2018TwinsTodd FlippinFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/9/2018Grand ChampionMark McClureDomino's
Connecticut6/9/2018Sleeper BerthClint MartinDomino's
Connecticut6/9/20183-AxleDavid MisenheimerDomino's
Connecticut6/9/20185-AxleMark McClureDomino's
Connecticut6/9/2018Tank TruckAnthony SperoABF Freight System
Connecticut6/9/20184-AxleDavid BryantFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/9/2018Straight TruckAndrew MartinFedEx Express
Connecticut6/9/2018Step VanJohn FalkevitzFedEx Express
Connecticut6/9/2018FlatbedPaul BrandonFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/9/2018TwinsWilliam OakesFedEx Freight
Delaware5/19/2018Grand ChampionLouis A. LockardFedEx Freight
Delaware5/19/2018Sleeper BerthRobert BentonWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/19/20183-AxleLouis A. LockardFedEx Freight
Delaware5/19/20185-AxleDeAndre BallardMountaire Farms Inc.
Delaware5/19/2018Tank TruckJoseph O. PetersonUPS Freight
Delaware5/19/20184-AxleLeroy MorganWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/19/2018Straight TruckLindsay NonnenmockerM.R. Kenny Trucking
Delaware5/19/2018Step VanWesley ReynoldsFedEx Ground
Delaware5/19/2018FlatbedPhillip Wayne GosleeMountaire Farms Inc.
Delaware5/19/2018TwinsWilliam TuellFedEx Freight
Florida6/7/2018Grand ChampionJottyn SantosFedEx Express
Florida6/7/2018Sleeper BerthEddie PenningtonFedEx Freight
Florida6/7/20183-AxleRusty PedersonFedEx Freight
Florida6/7/20185-AxleHoward BlountOld Dominion Freight Line
Florida6/7/2018Tank TruckBrian StephensGrammer Industries
Florida6/7/20184-AxleJottyn SantosFedEx Express
Florida6/7/2018Straight TruckGary SeefriedFedEx Freight
Florida6/7/2018Step VanDaniel StapletonFedEx Ground
Florida6/7/2018FlatbedKevin RobinsonPublix Super Markets
Florida6/7/2018TwinsHenry MahlerYRC Freight
Georgia5/10/2018Grand ChampionTim McElwaneyABF Freight System
Georgia5/10/2018Sleeper BerthHerschel EvansHolland
Georgia5/10/20183-AxleRoger NicholsonUPS Freight
Georgia5/10/20185-AxleTim McElwaneyABF Freight System
Georgia5/10/2018Tank TruckGlenn MorrisFedEx Freight
Georgia5/10/20184-AxlePete SteermanAAA Cooper Transportation
Georgia5/10/2018Straight TruckDoug AustinMartin Brower
Georgia5/10/2018FlatbedBen Moore Jr.Walmart Transportation
Georgia5/10/2018TwinsCarlos RodriquezOld Dominion Freight Line
Hawaii6/16/2018Grand ChampionSteve HaskillFedEx Ground
Hawaii6/16/20185-AxleRandall KaiwiHawaii Gas
Hawaii6/16/2018Straight TruckDuane KaitokuSouthern Wine & Spirits
Hawaii6/16/2018Step VanSteve HaskillFedEx Express
Idaho5/4/2018Grand ChampionTimothy MelodyABF Freight System
Idaho5/4/2018Sleeper BerthDavid ShattuckGiltner Inc.
Idaho5/4/20183-AxleRandall SchwasingerFedEx Freight
Idaho5/4/20185-AxleStephanie HendersonStandlee Hay Trucking
Idaho5/4/2018Tank TruckTimothy MelodyABF Freight System
Idaho5/4/20184-AxleJeffrey HalfordXPO Logistics
Idaho5/4/2018Straight TruckPaul UnserYRC Freight
Idaho5/4/2018Step VanAlan StacyFedEx Ground
Idaho5/4/2018FlatbedCasey WalkerBoise Boys Inc.
Idaho5/4/2018TwinsBeau BondsOld Dominion Freight Line
Illinois6/8/2018Grand ChampionRich FundellFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/2018Sleeper BerthPaul BarnesUPS
Illinois6/8/20183-AxleRich FundellFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/20185-AxleEd MikanUPS
Illinois6/8/2018Tank TruckDave MillerUPS Freight
Illinois6/8/20184-AxleRuben MagsaysayXPO Logistics
Illinois6/8/2018Straight TruckScott ArcherYRC Freight
Illinois6/8/2018Step VanJason SmithFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/2018FlatbedTim BanasiakFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/2018TwinsMiguel CorralFedEx Freight
Indiana6/29/2018Grand ChampionJohn GriswoldXPO Logistics
Indiana6/29/2018Sleeper BerthJohn GriswoldXPO Logistics
Indiana6/29/20183-AxleGlen KirkOld Dominion Freight Line
Indiana6/29/20185-AxleDawn CochranOld Dominion Freight Line
Indiana6/29/2018Tank TruckDave ArellUPS
Indiana6/29/20184-AxleGayle ConleyXPO Logistics
Indiana6/29/2018Straight TruckRyan DittenhoefferWalmart Transportation
Indiana6/29/2018Step VanC.T. BachmanUPS
Indiana6/29/2018FlatbedDennis ShirarWalmart Transportation
Indiana6/29/2018TwinsDavid StoutOld Dominion Freight Line
Iowa6/14/2018Sleeper BerthGeorge LundahlSchuster Co.
Iowa6/14/20183-AxleJerry BeckmanWalmart Transportation
Iowa6/14/20185-AxleScott DelaneyCasey’s General Stores
Iowa6/14/2018Tank TruckGeorge FosterCasey’s General Stores
Iowa6/14/20184-AxleDean KeyRuan Transportation
Iowa6/14/2018Straight TruckAdam StroupFedEx Express
Iowa6/14/2018FlatbedRichard MeimannCasey’s General Stores
Iowa6/14/2018TwinsJim StinematesWalmart Transportation
Kansas6/15/2018Grand ChampionDonald LoganFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/2018Sleeper BerthJeffrey DwerlkotteUPS Freight
Kansas6/15/20183-AxleJimmie WisleyYRC Freight
Kansas6/15/20185-AxleJeff DavisWalmart Transportation
Kansas6/15/2018Tank TruckDonald LoganFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/20184-AxleTimothy HelusFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/2018Straight TruckRonald GabelFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/2018FlatbedMichael AppelmanYRC Freight
Kansas6/15/2018TwinsJohn BouddharaFedEx Freight
 
Kentucky5/18/2018Grand ChampionJoseph ShullUPS
Kentucky5/18/2018Sleeper BerthJoseph ShullUPS
Kentucky5/18/20183-AxleJason HerkoUPS
Kentucky5/18/20185-AxleJohn WillingerFedEx Freight 
Kentucky5/18/2018Tank TruckDuWayne DrexlerUPS
Kentucky5/18/20184-AxleKyle WrightAAA Cooper Transportation
Kentucky5/18/2018Straight TruckDale BrenamanUPS
Kentucky5/18/2018Step VanDustin PowellUPS
Kentucky5/18/2018FlatbedDonald GastonUPS Freight
Kentucky5/18/2018TwinsDavid ProctorFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/23/2018Grand ChampionEric CourvilleFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/23/2018Sleeper BerthChad RudesillFedEx Ground
Louisiana3/23/20183-AxleEric CourvilleFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/23/20185-AxleLarry PeltierMartin Brower
Louisiana3/23/2018Tank TruckMilton HebertFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/23/20184-AxleLouis ScaruffiC & S Wholesale Services
Louisiana3/23/2018Straight TruckLeroy WilliamsXPO Logistics
Louisiana3/23/2018Step VanDonald G. WilliamsFedEx Ground
Louisiana3/23/2018FlatbedJoseph VitalFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/23/2018TwinsDamion HebertXPO Logistics
Maine5/19/2018Grand ChampionKen DuncanWalmart Transportation
Maine5/19/2018Sleeper BerthChristopher GoodenRichard Carrier Trucking
Maine5/19/20183-AxleLester LordFedEx Freight
Maine5/19/20185-AxleJosh WhiteLynch Logistics
Maine5/19/2018Tank TruckRonald RoundPottle's Transportation
Maine5/19/20184-AxleVince CoteHannaford Transportation
Maine5/19/2018Straight TruckKen DuncanWalmart Transportation
Maine5/19/2018Step VanRobert CochranFedEx Express
Maine5/19/2018FlatbedRay BucknellIrving Oil Terminals
Maine5/19/2018TwinsMark ScaplenFedEx Freight
Maryland6/2/2018Grand ChampionMichael MiltenbergerPitt Ohio
Maryland6/2/2018Sleeper BerthSteven WilliamsPerdue
Maryland6/2/20183-AxleLou PetroviaXPO Logistics
Maryland6/2/20185-AxleMichael MiltenbergerPitt Ohio
Maryland6/2/2018Tank TruckKenneth PaulickCarroll Motor Fuel
Maryland6/2/20184-AxleDonald NicholsABF Freight System
Maryland6/2/2018Straight TruckJason ToothmanFedEx Freight
Maryland6/2/2018FlatbedJerry StephensonGiant of Maryland
Maryland6/2/2018TwinsJohn EverhartFedEx Freight
Massachussetts6/3/2018Grand ChampionBrian SingelaisFrito-Lay
Massachussetts6/3/20183-AxleBrian SingelaisFrito-Lay
Massachussetts6/3/20185-AxleRoland BolducFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/3/2018Tank TruckRich SweeneyXPO Logistics
Massachussetts6/3/20184-AxleChris BuswellSysco Food Service of Boston
Massachussetts6/3/2018Straight TruckRich AlimbertiFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/3/2018Step VanBob LedouxFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/3/2018FlatbedSteve CaponeFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/3/2018TwinsRichard Gray Jr.FedEx Freight
Michigan6/8/2018Grand ChampionJason JohnsonXPO Logistics
Michigan6/8/2018Sleeper BerthRichard BaileyFedEx Freight
Michigan6/8/20183-AxleJason JohnsonXPO Logistics
Michigan6/8/20185-AxleWayne GooteeWalmart Transportation
Michigan6/8/2018Tank TruckJames LooksHolland
Michigan6/8/20184-AxleStephen RomskaWalmart Transportation
Michigan6/8/2018Straight TruckDaniel BadalamenteFedEx Freight
Michigan6/8/2018FlatbedRon ForsythOld Dominion Freight Line
Michigan6/8/2018TwinsMark DuensingOld Dominion Freight Line
Minnesota6/9/2018Grand ChampionTim McNameeYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2018Sleeper BerthMark FittererYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/20183-AxlePaul ButkowskiFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/20185-AxleTim McNameeYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2018Tank TruckLarry SteffensenFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/20184-AxleBruce QuaalYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2018Straight TruckReginald CopelandFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/2018Step VanAlex LofgrenFedEx Ground
Minnesota6/9/2018FlatbedJerry KraetschYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2018TwinsBill KrouseYRC Freight
Mississippi4/27/2018Grand ChampionScott OsborneFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2018Sleeper BerthJohn KitchensFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/20183-AxleTerry HolcombUPS Freight
Mississippi4/27/20185-AxleChristopher GastonFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2018Tank TruckScott OsborneFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/20184-AxleDarres StokesWalmart Transportation
Mississippi4/27/2018Straight TruckStevie ArmstrongYRC Freight
Mississippi4/27/2018Step VanDon SmithFedEx Ground
Mississippi4/27/2018FlatbedTodd WilemonABF Freight System
Mississippi4/27/2018TwinsMarcus ByrdFedEx Freight
Missouri6/1/2018Grand ChampionBruce BrewenHogan Transportation Inc.
Missouri6/1/2018Sleeper BerthRoy RomoPrime Inc.
Missouri6/1/20183-AxleRobert RothFedEx Freight
Missouri6/1/20185-AxleGlen HorackPrime Inc.
Missouri6/1/2018Tank TruckThomas MillerPrime Inc.
Missouri6/1/20184-AxleBruce BrewenHogan Transportation Inc.
Missouri6/1/2018Straight TruckJames HoughtonFedEx Express
Missouri6/1/2018Step VanGrant GarwoodFedEx Ground
Missouri6/1/2018FlatbedScott FischerPrime Inc.
Missouri6/1/2018TwinsMichael ChattertonFedEx Freight
Montana6/16/2018Grand ChampionTracey JamesFedEx Ground
Montana6/16/2018Sleeper BerthCharles RogersWilson Logistics
Montana6/16/20183-AxleMark ColeFedEx Freight
Montana6/16/20185-AxleDuane BushmanWatkins and Shepard Trucking
Montana6/16/2018Tank TruckKenneth PainterXPO Logistics
Montana6/16/20184-AxleSteve ClingmanOld Dominion Freight Line
Montana6/16/2018Step VanTracey JamesFedEx Ground
Montana6/16/2018FlatbedRobert EllingerDSV Road Transport
Montana6/16/2018TwinsJess SewardOld Dominion Freight Line
Nebraska6/8/2018Grand ChampionTim DeanWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/8/2018Sleeper BerthTim DeanWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/8/20183-AxlePaul BadgettFedEx Freight
Nebraska6/8/20185-AxleToby KortFedEx Freight
Nebraska6/8/2018Tank TruckPat CrumbFremont Contract Carriers
Nebraska6/8/20184-AxleTom CanningOld Dominion Freight Line
Nebraska6/8/2018Straight TruckClinton RastABF Freight System
Nebraska6/8/2018Step VanJeremiah SaffoldFedEx Express
Nebraska6/8/2018FlatbedGeorge ChaneyFedEx Freight
Nebraska6/8/2018TwinsTerry DurhamWerner Enterprises
Nevada4/28/2018Grand ChampionJames WilsonFedEx Freight
Nevada4/28/2018Sleeper BerthJames WilsonFedEx Freight
Nevada4/28/20183-AxleDavid SharpUPS 
Nevada4/28/20185-AxleBrandon HardyXPO Logistics
Nevada4/28/2018Tank TruckRandy StromlundUPS 
Nevada4/28/20184-AxlePatrick NergerFedEx Express
Nevada4/28/2018Straight TruckBradley CuperyFedEx Ground
Nevada4/28/2018Step VanRobert FiniFedEx Ground
Nevada4/28/2018FlatbedEric FlickFedEx Freight
Nevada4/28/2018TwinsMatthew HartFedEx Freight
New Hampshire6/2/2018Grand ChampionNeil NoguesYRC Freight
New Hampshire6/2/2018Sleeper BerthKerry JenkinsWalmart Transportation
New Hampshire6/2/20183-AxlePeter BorgesFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/2/20185-AxleMarvin SowersAssociated Grocers of New England
New Hampshire6/2/2018Tank TruckPaul RobichaudFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/2/20184-AxleRichard HillWalmart Transportation
New Hampshire6/2/2018Straight TruckNeil NoguesYRC Freight
New Hampshire6/2/2018Step VanJohn HoughtonFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/2/2018FlatbedRichard BrockAGNE
New Hampshire6/2/2018TwinsMike McMahonFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/2018Grand ChampionCarlose LondonXPO Logistics
New Jersey6/22/2018Sleeper BerthArtur LesniowskiFedEx Ground
New Jersey6/22/20183-AxleRon VandermarkUPS Freight
New Jersey6/22/20185-AxleScott HamlinFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/2018Tank TruckKeith ZujkowskiXPO Logistics
New Jersey6/22/20184-AxleCarlose LondonXPO Logistics
New Jersey6/22/2018Straight TruckCarlos ChavarriagaFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/2018Step VanStephen LumpkinFedEx Express
New Jersey6/22/2018FlatbedJames EricksonFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/2018TwinsWilbert VanoXPO Logistics
New Mexico5/19/2018Grand ChampionLoretta BruyereFedEx Freight
New Mexico5/19/2018Sleeper BerthRalph GarciaABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/20183-AxleCelso RomeroFedEx Freight
New Mexico5/19/20185-AxleDuane OldfieldABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/2018Tank TruckCarl MarquezABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/20184-AxleDonald WoodABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/2018Straight TruckKirk WeisABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/2018Step VanChris ShawFedEx Express
New Mexico5/19/2018FlatbedGerald Benavidez Sr.ABF Freight System
New Mexico5/19/2018TwinsLoretta BruyereFedEx Freight
New York6/8/2018Grand ChampionDavid WatsonFedEx Freight
New York6/8/2018Sleeper BerthJonathan RejmanVenice Enterprise
New York6/8/20183-AxleDavid MayXPO Logistics
New York6/8/20185-AxleMartin McMahonRIST Transport
New York6/8/2018Tank TruckRaymond WaageFedEx Freight
New York6/8/20184-AxleRandy MerleFedEx Freight
New York6/8/2018Straight TruckJames KohrFedEx Express
New York6/8/2018Step VanAdam MillerFedEx Ground
New York6/8/2018FlatbedDavid WatsonFedEx Freight
New York6/8/2018TwinsMark McLeanFedEx Freight
North Carolina5/18/2018Grand ChampionMichael BillsFedEx Express
North Carolina5/18/2018Sleeper BerthJimmy WhitleyFedEx Ground
North Carolina5/18/20183-AxleDavid RohmanFedEx Express
North Carolina5/18/20185-AxleBasher PierceFedEx Freight
North Carolina5/18/2018Tank TruckAndrew DavisUPS
North Carolina5/18/20184-AxleLarry WilsonFood Lion/DelHaize America
North Carolina5/18/2018Straight TruckMichael BillsFedEx Express
North Carolina5/18/2018Step VanAugustus KernFedEx Express
North Carolina5/18/2018FlatbedBrian WalkerUPS Freight
North Carolina5/18/2018TwinsDavid WagonerOld Dominion Freight Line
North Dakota6/2/2018Grand ChampionChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/2/2018Sleeper BerthBradley StromFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/2/20183-AxleChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/2/20185-AxleScott MeyersFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/2/2018Tank TruckJohn SmithMagnum
North Dakota6/2/20184-AxleRichard HartleibFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/2/2018Straight TruckSteve JohnsonXPO Logistics
North Dakota6/2/2018Step VanSharon CollettFedEx Express
North Dakota6/2/2018FlatbedKevin SchmidtRuan Transportation
North Dakota6/2/2018TwinsJohn JanousekFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2018Grand ChampionScott WoodromeFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2018Sleeper BerthMark HewittRoss Transportation
Ohio5/18/20183-AxlePaul SavillUPS Freight
Ohio5/18/20185-AxleRichie BowmanPitt Ohio
Ohio5/18/2018Tank TruckScott WoodromeFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/20184-AxleJeff PentrackPitt Ohio
Ohio5/18/2018Straight TruckPaul HillmanFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2018Step VanAaron SnyderFedEx Ground
Ohio5/18/2018FlatbedBryan ElgesFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2018TwinsJeff RoseYRC Freight
Oklahoma6/1/2018Grand ChampionLaVern ReimerWalmart Transportation
Oklahoma6/1/2018Sleeper BerthFloyd OlsonWalmart Transportation
Oklahoma6/1/20183-AxleRichard JordanFedEx Freight
Oklahoma6/1/20185-AxleLaVern ReimerWalmart Transportation
Oklahoma6/1/2018Tank TruckJohn HunterDomino Transportation
Oklahoma6/1/20184-AxleNicholas ArnoldFedEx Freight
Oklahoma6/1/2018Straight TruckJames FabianABF Freight System
Oklahoma6/1/2018Step VanOrlando WilliamsFedEx Express
Oklahoma6/1/2018FlatbedRobert RagsdaleYRC Freight
Oklahoma6/1/2018TwinsKenneth PyleFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/2018Grand ChampionChris OutenFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/2018Sleeper BerthChris OutenFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/20183-AxleRonald ZieserFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/20185-AxleKirby FerberFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/2018Tank TruckBrian SmithWalmart Transportation
Oregon6/16/20184-AxleHeladio FernandezFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/2018Straight TruckJohn VanBurenReddaway
Oregon6/16/2018Step VanSteve ChalupaFedEx Express
Oregon6/16/2018FlatbedManuel CruzFedEx Freight
Oregon6/16/2018TwinsJerry LambertFedEx Freight
Pennsylvania6/8/2018Grand ChampionTerry WoodWalmart Transportation
Pennsylvania6/8/2018Sleeper BerthTerry WoodWalmart Transportation
Pennsylvania6/8/20183-AxleSteve AllisonWalmart Transportation
Pennsylvania6/8/20185-AxleBryan KrolMartin Brower
Pennsylvania6/8/2018Tank TruckBrian SmeltzerRH Crawford Inc.
Pennsylvania6/8/20184-AxleMatthew FletcherMartin Brower
Pennsylvania6/8/2018Straight TruckRobert DolanXPO Logistics
Pennsylvania6/8/2018Step VanChad KeeferFedEx Ground
Pennsylvania6/8/2018FlatbedTroy WolfKinard Trucking Inc.
Pennsylvania6/8/2018TwinsJohn J. BrownawellYRC Freight
Rhode Island5/12/2018Grand ChampionJoseph HicksXPO Logistics
Rhode Island5/12/20183-AxleJoseph HicksXPO Logistics
Rhode Island5/12/20185-AxleKaren TierneyFedEx Express
Rhode Island5/12/20184-AxleEric CornellA. Duie Pyle
Rhode Island5/12/2018Straight TruckRyan GagnonConsumers Propane
Rhode Island5/12/2018Step VanDavid LumpkinFedEx Express
Rhode Island5/12/2018TwinsRobert BurdettFedEx Freight
South Carolina4/13/2018Grand ChampionJames R. LuckadooUPS Freight
South Carolina4/13/2018Sleeper BerthRay SheltonFedEx Freight
South Carolina4/13/20183-AxleJames R. LuckadooUPS Freight
South Carolina4/13/20185-AxleRichard McCoyC & S Wholesale Services
South Carolina4/13/2018Tank TruckBen HamptonFedEx Freight
South Carolina4/13/20184-AxleClay HensleyC & S Wholesale Services
South Carolina4/13/2018Straight TruckDubby FreemanFedEx Ground
South Carolina4/13/2018Step VanEdward Days Jr.FedEx Express
South Carolina4/13/2018FlatbedSteve NewsomeUPS Freight
South Carolina4/13/2018TwinsJohn CookUPS Freight
South Dakota5/19/2018Grand ChampionWade WagemannYRC Freight
South Dakota5/19/2018Sleeper BerthJerry SeamanCliff Viessman Inc.
South Dakota5/19/20183-AxleMike WhiteheadFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/19/20185-AxleLowell WricksCliff Viessman Inc.
South Dakota5/19/2018Tank TruckTroy SwensonFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/19/20184-AxleJeff EschenK&J Trucking
South Dakota5/19/2018Straight TruckDan NorgaardOld Dominion Freight Line
South Dakota5/19/2018FlatbedMarty KraftFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/19/2018TwinsWade WagemannYRC Freight
Tennessee4/27/2018Grand ChampionPhil SheltonWalmart Transportation
Tennessee4/27/2018Sleeper BerthBrian HallOld Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee4/27/20183-AxleBrian TurnerOld Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee4/27/20185-AxleThomas VandivortMartin Brower
Tennessee4/27/2018Tank TruckPhil SheltonWalmart Transportation
Tennessee4/27/20184-AxleMichael BrewerOld Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee4/27/2018Straight TruckJames SheehanFedEx Ground
Tennessee4/27/2018Step VanJuanita OverbayFedEx Ground
Tennessee4/27/2018FlatbedKevin SmithFedEx Freight
Tennessee4/27/2018TwinsRonnie HamillFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/2018Grand ChampionMichael CirrincioneFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/2018Sleeper BerthOnesimo GandaraYRC Freight
Texas6/1/20183-AxleMichael CirrincioneFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/20185-AxleJack HargettAAA Cooper Transportation
Texas6/1/2018Tank TruckThomas WilsonHEB Grocery Co.
Texas6/1/20184-AxleDerald WatsonAAA Cooper Transportation
Texas6/1/2018Straight TruckJose GonzalezHEB Grocery Co.
Texas6/1/2018Step VanJack HendersonFedEx Express
Texas6/1/2018FlatbedJaret HolmesFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/2018TwinsCarl Crago Jr.Old Dominion Freight Line
Utah6/1/2018Grand ChampionRussell AtkinUPS Freight
Utah6/1/2018Sleeper BerthKenneth GryglaWalmart Transportation
Utah6/1/20183-AxleDan ReeseReddaway
Utah6/1/20185-AxleTimothy SmithYRC Freight
Utah6/1/2018Tank TruckRussell AtkinUPS Freight
Utah6/1/20184-AxleMark DavidsonAirgas Intermountain
Utah6/1/2018Straight TruckJudd AdamsXPO Logistics
Utah6/1/2018Step VanLonnie ChristensenFedEx Ground
Utah6/1/2018FlatbedEric HeinThatcher Co.
Utah6/1/2018TwinsJeff PayneReddaway
Vermont6/2/2018Grand ChampionChris NovakFedEx Express
Vermont6/2/20183-AxleChris GoddardFedEx Express
Vermont6/2/20185-AxleChris NovakFedEx Express
Vermont6/2/20184-AxleErnie WoodABF Freight System
Vermont6/2/2018Straight TruckDavid DoucetFedEx Express
Vermont6/2/2018Step VanCharles KillianFedEx Express
Vermont6/2/2018TwinsMatt SmithFedEx Freight
Virginia5/4/2018Grand ChampionMark BrundageFedEx Express
Virginia5/4/2018Sleeper BerthJim HinesWalmart Transportation
Virginia5/4/20183-AxleAnthony CottrellXPO Logistics
Virginia5/4/20185-AxleKerry RyanFedEx Freight
Virginia5/4/2018Tank TruckJoe ClementsUPS Freight
Virginia5/4/20184-AxleMark BrundageFedEx Express
Virginia5/4/2018Straight TruckDavid PriceFedEx Freight
Virginia5/4/2018Step VanGreg LongFedEx Express
Virginia5/4/2018FlatbedRobert LillyFedEx Freight
Virginia5/4/2018TwinsDavid BoyerABF Freight System
Washington6/23/2018Grand ChampionDarrell SheltonFedEx Freight
Washington6/23/2018Sleeper BerthRoy GarciaPeninsula Truck Lines
Washington6/23/20183-AxleTim DavisPeninsula Truck Lines
Washington6/23/20185-AxleVictor SkoglundFedEx Freight
Washington6/23/2018Tank TruckRuss MillerSafeway
Washington6/23/20184-AxleNaim MesanOld Dominion Freight Line
Washington6/23/2018Straight TruckLance AndersonColumbia Distribution
Washington6/23/2018Step VanClint AndersonFedEx Express
Washington6/23/2018FlatbedMike MygattThe Boeing Co.
Washington6/23/2018TwinsDarrell SheltonFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/2018Grand ChampionJeremy ThomasFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/2018Sleeper BerthWilliam AdkinsFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/20183-AxleJames MayFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/20185-AxleJason SmithWalmart Transportation
West Virginia6/9/2018Tank TruckJeremy ThomasFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/20184-AxleRandy ThomasFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/9/2018Straight TruckCharles RandolphPitt Ohio
West Virginia6/9/2018Step VanNeil AustenFedEx Ground
West Virginia6/9/2018FlatbedPaul NormanPitt Ohio
West Virginia6/9/2018TwinsGreg BrooksFedEx Freight
Wisconsin5/18/2018Grand ChampionJeffrey LangenhahnXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/2018Sleeper BerthJeremy StegerXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/20183-AxleGary ReimerFedEx Freight
Wisconsin5/18/20185-AxleDuane StavenessFedEx Freight
Wisconsin5/18/2018Tank TruckGary PingelOld Dominion Freight Line
Wisconsin5/18/20184-AxleAndrew RynearsonXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/2018Straight TruckNick JarntowskiOld Dominion Freight Line
Wisconsin5/18/2018FlatbedBrent GlasenappFedEx Express
Wisconsin5/18/2018TwinsJeffrey LangenhahnXPO Logistics
Wyoming6/9/2018Grand ChampionAndrew KellyABF Freight System
Wyoming6/9/2018Sleeper BerthAndrew MedinaAirgas Intermountain
Wyoming6/9/20183-AxleAndrew KellyABF Freight System
Wyoming6/9/20185-AxleLevi DonnerWalmart Transportation
Wyoming6/9/2018Tank TruckTodd MillerAirgas Intermountain
Wyoming6/9/20184-AxleDerek GorrellFedEx Freight
Wyoming6/9/2018Straight TruckForrest PetersAirgas Intermountain
Wyoming6/9/2018FlatbedSteven JenkinsFremont Beverage
Wyoming6/9/2018TwinsTimothy VanfossenFedEx Freight
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Colorado’s Eric Damon of FedEx Express Crowned Step Van Grand Champion

Colorado's Eric Damon of FedEx Express with Step Van trophy

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

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

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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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

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