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PITTSBURGH — For the first time in 20 years, a driver has won top honors at the National Truck Driving Championships two years in a row.

PITTSBURGH — Benjamin Schropfer of the Nebraska State Patrol has been crowned the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship for 2019.

PITTSBURGH — Finalists encountered a creative, fast-paced course during the last competitive event of the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

State Champions
State by State Coverage:
State Date Classification Winner Company
Alabama5/31/20193-AxleDavid HawkFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/20194-AxleCecil SalterFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/20195-AxleAlphonso LewisYRC Freight
Alabama5/31/2019FlatbedRodney CosperUPS Freight
Alabama5/31/2019Grand ChampionDavid HawkFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/2019Sleeper BerthGary NuckhollsAAA Cooper Transportation
Alabama5/31/2019Step VanRobert MooreFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/2019Straight TruckWilliam BrandonFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/2019Tank TruckKenneth LockhartFedEx Freight
Alabama5/31/2019TwinsMark KnightAAA Cooper Transportation
Alaska5/31/20193-AxleDenny HawkinsAmerican Fast Freight
Alaska5/31/20194-AxleRyan SurianAmerican Fast Freight
Alaska5/31/20195-AxleMichael FryeUnited Freight & Transport
Alaska5/31/2019FlatbedJesse WalkerSourdough Express
Alaska5/31/2019Grand ChampionRyan SurianAmerican Fast Freight
Alaska5/31/2019Sleeper BerthGerald GravesNorthern Industrial Training
Alaska5/31/2019Step VanJerome De Le CruzFedEx Express
Alaska5/31/2019Straight TruckJay ForlinoAmerican Fast Freight
Alaska5/31/2019Tank TruckMichael HinkesCarlile Transportation Systems
Alaska5/31/2019TwinsJeremy WeltonCarlile Transportation Systems
Arizona4/13/20193-AxleAlbert OchoaFedEx Freight
Arizona4/13/20194-AxleRamon DiazFedEx Freight
Arizona4/13/20195-AxleIna DalyXPO Logistics
Arizona4/13/2019FlatbedEric RamsdellWalmart Transportation
Arizona4/13/2019Grand ChampionIna DalyXPO Logistics
Arizona4/13/2019Sleeper BerthGregory RyanWalmart Transportation
Arizona4/13/2019Step VanRuben Montoya Jr.FedEx Ground
Arizona4/13/2019Straight TruckCharles WoodlandFedEx Freight
Arizona4/13/2019Tank TruckGeorge Wells IIIShamrock Foods
Arizona4/13/2019TwinsKelly BrownFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/13/20193-AxleJoseph WashFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/13/20194-AxleWaylon WylieFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/13/20195-AxleDavid HallABF Freight System
Arkansas7/13/2019FlatbedGary Mars Jr.Walmart Transportation
Arkansas7/13/2019Grand ChampionDavid HallABF Freight System
Arkansas7/13/2019Sleeper BerthLoren HatfieldABF Freight System
Arkansas7/13/2019Step VanEric BrocketteFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/13/2019Straight TruckJames RossFedEx Freight
Arkansas7/13/2019Tank TruckJon AkinWalmart Transportation
Arkansas7/13/2019TwinsJeffrey CochranFedEx Freight
California5/19/20193-AxleCarlos MontoyaReddaway
California5/19/20194-AxleJose Alberto VillelaOld Dominion Freight Line
California5/19/20195-AxleGary LaugenSafeway Stores
California5/19/2019FlatbedSteven HuttonWalmart Transportation
California5/19/2019Grand ChampionSteven HuttonWalmart Transportation
California5/19/2019Sleeper BerthKurt TannebergWalmart Transportation
California5/19/2019Step VanCha XiongFedEx Ground
California5/19/2019Straight TruckMarco Cabello ReyesFedEx Freight
California5/19/2019Tank TruckRichard PrescottWalmart Transportation
California5/19/2019TwinsRobert CamposReddaway
Colorado6/1/20193-AxlePaul SwanFedEx Freight
Colorado6/1/20194-AxleEric EhlenbachFedEx Freight
Colorado6/1/20195-AxleJason WestMcLane Company
Colorado6/1/2019FlatbedDaniel BrandtWalmart Transportation
Colorado6/1/2019Grand ChampionBrook FigginsFedEx Freight
Colorado6/1/2019Sleeper BerthBrook FigginsFedEx Freight
Colorado6/1/2019Step VanEric DamonFedEx Express
Colorado6/1/2019Straight TruckChris SchultzAmerican Furniture Warehouse
Colorado6/1/2019Tank TruckTyler RogersFedEx Freight
Colorado6/1/2019TwinsDavid MoglerFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/8/20193-AxleGlen CookeFedEx Express
Connecticut6/8/20194-AxleAndrey AntropovMartin-Brower
Connecticut6/8/20195-AxleMark McClureDomino's Pizza
Connecticut6/8/2019FlatbedAnthony SperoABF Freight System
Connecticut6/8/2019Grand ChampionErnst BudlowskiXPO Logistics
Connecticut6/8/2019Sleeper BerthDavid BryantFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/8/2019Step VanTimothy BestaTJB Logistics
Connecticut6/8/2019Straight TruckErnst BudlowskiXPO Logistics
Connecticut6/8/2019Tank TruckPaul BrandonFedEx Freight
Connecticut6/8/2019TwinsMike ErickYRC Freight
Delaware5/18/20193-AxleTommy PearceXPO Logistics
Delaware5/18/20194-AxleAnthony MansoFedEx Freight
Delaware5/18/20195-AxleRobert BentonWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/18/2019Grand ChampionRobert BentonWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/18/2019Sleeper BerthPaul MarksWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/18/2019Step VanFernando DavilaFedEx Ground
Delaware5/18/2019Straight TruckJohnny WiltbankWalmart Transportation
Delaware5/18/2019Tank TruckJoseph LeBlancMountaire Farms
Florida6/9/20193-AxleJeffrey SlattenYRC Freight
Florida6/9/20194-AxleJottyn SantosFedEx Express
Florida6/9/20195-AxleTanner WiddowsUPS
Florida6/9/2019FlatbedHenry Mahler Jr.YRC Freight
Florida6/9/2019Grand ChampionRebecca NelsonFedEx Express
Florida6/9/2019Sleeper BerthHoward BlountOld Dominion Freight Line
Florida6/9/2019Step VanBrian CobbFedEx Ground
Florida6/9/2019Straight TruckRebecca NelsonFedEx Express
Florida6/9/2019Tank TruckEdward PenningtonFedEx Freight
Florida6/9/2019TwinsTerry BennettABF Freight System
Georgia5/11/20193-AxleRoger NicholsonUPS Freight
Georgia5/11/20194-AxleMichael HallSoutheastern Freight Lines
Georgia5/11/20195-AxleKeith CrookUPS Freight
Georgia5/11/2019FlatbedJoe BertiniFedEx Freight
Georgia5/11/2019Grand ChampionKeith CrookUPS Freight
Georgia5/11/2019Sleeper BerthLuke YoakumSoutheastern Freight Lines
Georgia5/11/2019Straight TruckMarcus GrayFedEx Freight
Georgia5/11/2019Tank TruckMarty MosleyAtlas Logistics
Georgia5/11/2019TwinsCarlos RodriguezOld Dominion Freight Line
Hawaii6/15/20195-AxleHarold OliverosAloha Petroleum
Hawaii6/15/2019Grand ChampionSteven Haskill Jr.FedEx Express
Hawaii6/15/2019Step VanSteven Haskill Jr.FedEx Express
Hawaii6/15/2019Straight TruckJoel RamosAirgas USA
Idaho5/4/20193-AxleKevin WinnOld Dominion Freight Line
Idaho5/4/20194-AxleAdam HelmFedEx Freight
Idaho5/4/20195-AxleDarrik FongFedEx Freight
Idaho5/4/2019FlatbedWilliam Hill Jr.Old Dominion Freight Line
Idaho5/4/2019Grand ChampionPaul UnserYRC Freight
Idaho5/4/2019Sleeper BerthTimothy MelodyABF Freight System
Idaho5/4/2019Step VanAlan StacyFedEx Ground
Idaho5/4/2019Straight TruckPaul UnserYRC Freight
Idaho5/4/2019Tank TruckCurtis SmithFedEx Freight
Idaho5/4/2019TwinsMatt HousleyFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/20193-AxleRitch FundellFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/20194-AxleMiguel Corral Jr.FedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/20195-AxleKari PaulsonUPS
Illinois6/8/2019FlatbedTim BanasiakFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/2019Grand ChampionRitch FundellFedEx Freight
Illinois6/8/2019Sleeper BerthPaul BarnesUPS
Illinois6/8/2019Step VanVincent PekarekFedEx Ground
Illinois6/8/2019Straight TruckMaurice Walker Sr.UPS
Illinois6/8/2019Tank TruckJason TroyerAltom Transport
Illinois6/8/2019TwinsJames AlvarezUPS
Indiana6/8/20193-AxleRonald FivecoatOld Dominion Freight Line
Indiana6/8/20194-AxleJohn GriswoldXPO Logistics
Indiana6/8/20195-AxleCharles HyattHolland
Indiana6/8/2019FlatbedGlen KirkOld Dominion Freight Line
Indiana6/8/2019Grand ChampionCharles White Walmart Transportation
Indiana6/8/2019Sleeper BerthCharles WhiteWalmart Transportation
Indiana6/8/2019Step VanC.T. BachmanUPS
Indiana6/8/2019Straight TruckNicholas Roberts UPS
Indiana6/8/2019Tank TruckDennis ShirarWalmart Transportation
Indiana6/8/2019TwinsDonald Shannon LynchUPS
Iowa6/14/20193-AxleScott DelaneyCasey's General Stores
Iowa6/14/20194-AxleAllen SohnFedEx Freight
Iowa6/14/20195-AxleRichard MeimannCasey's General Stores
Iowa6/14/2019FlatbedMark HowardOld Dominion Freight Line
Iowa6/14/2019Grand ChampionScott DelaneyCasey's General Stores
Iowa6/14/2019Sleeper BerthGeorge LundahlSchuster Co.
Iowa6/14/2019Straight TruckRichard BarreXPO Logistics
Iowa6/14/2019Tank TruckGeorge FosterCasey's General Stores
Iowa6/14/2019TwinsKevin GarlickOld Dominion Freight Line
Kansas6/15/20193-AxleKevin MailandYRC Freight
Kansas6/15/20194-AxleJimmie WiselyYRC Freight
Kansas6/15/20195-AxleGary HarmsWalmart Transportation
Kansas6/15/2019FlatbedTerry CoveyFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/2019Grand ChampionKevin MailandYRC Freight
Kansas6/15/2019Sleeper BerthGary StackhouseConvoy Systems
Kansas6/15/2019Step VanRichard JohnsonFedEx Freight
Kansas6/15/2019Straight TruckJerry JoynerWalmart Transportation
Kansas6/15/2019Tank TruckJeff DavisWalmart Transportation
Kansas6/15/2019TwinsStephen CaudillOld Dominion Freight Line
Kentucky5/18/20193-AxleJason HerkoUPS
Kentucky5/18/20194-AxleJohn WillingerFedEx Freight
Kentucky5/18/20195-AxleJamie DunnWalmart Transportation
Kentucky5/18/2019FlatbedWayne CrowderFedEx Freight
Kentucky5/18/2019Grand ChampionJason HerkoUPS
Kentucky5/18/2019Sleeper BerthJohn WileyWalmart Transportation
Kentucky5/18/2019Step VanDustin PowellUPS
Kentucky5/18/2019Straight TruckJames McNulty Jr.FedEx Express
Kentucky5/18/2019Tank TruckGerald Wrinkle Walmart Transportation
Kentucky5/18/2019TwinsDerek SchweinhartFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/20193-AxleEric CourvilleFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/20194-AxleBrian LandryFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/20195-AxleJoseph VitalFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/2019FlatbedJoseph BrownFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/2019Grand ChampionEric CourvilleFedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/2019Sleeper BerthChad RudesillFedEx Ground
Louisiana3/30/2019Step VanDonald WilliamsFedEx Ground
Louisiana3/30/2019Straight TruckLeroy Williams Sr.XPO Logistics
Louisiana3/30/2019Tank TruckKyle Mitchell Sr.FedEx Freight
Louisiana3/30/2019TwinsDamien HerbertXPO Logistics
Maine5/18/20193-AxleAlan ParadisA&A Trucking
Maine5/18/20194-AxleClifford GibbsFedEx Freight
Maine5/18/20195-AxleKenneth DuncanWalmart Transportation
Maine5/18/2019FlatbedRonald RoundPottle's Transportation
Maine5/18/2019Grand ChampionJoseph SmithPottle's Transportation
Maine5/18/2019Sleeper BerthJoseph SmithPottle's Transportation
Maine5/18/2019Step VanRobert Cochran IIFedEx Express
Maine5/18/2019Straight TruckDennis HagnerWalmart Transportation
Maine5/18/2019Tank TruckWayne DevoeH.A. Mapes
Maine5/18/2019TwinsMatthew RichardsonNorthcenter Food Service
Maryland6/1/20193-AxleJohn NachUPS
Maryland6/1/20194-AxleKurt RoyerYRC Freight
Maryland6/1/20195-AxleChristopher SleeperSafeway Stores
Maryland6/1/2019FlatbedJerome SpencerGiant of Maryland
Maryland6/1/2019Grand ChampionKurt RoyerYRC Freight
Maryland6/1/2019Sleeper BerthDonald KaraszkiewiczDomino's Pizza
Maryland6/1/2019Step VanEric SchillerUPS
Maryland6/1/2019Straight TruckLeslie SimmsAggtrans & The Stone Store
Maryland6/1/2019Tank TruckVictor CarterUPS
Maryland6/1/2019TwinsJason TregoUPS Freight
Massachussetts6/1/20193-AxleGerald Dube Jr.XPO Logistics
Massachussetts6/1/20194-AxleJeremy PaulsenXPO Logistics
Massachussetts6/1/20195-AxleRoland BolducFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/1/2019FlatbedAndrew BariloneRegency Transportation
Massachussetts6/1/2019Grand ChampionRichard SweeneyXPO Logistics
Massachussetts6/1/2019Sleeper BerthBrian Singelais Sr.Frito-Lay
Massachussetts6/1/2019Step VanRobert LedouxFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/1/2019Straight TruckBill ColantuoneFedEx Express
Massachussetts6/1/2019Tank TruckRichard SweeneyXPO Logistics
Massachussetts6/1/2019TwinsWilliam Oakes Jr.FedEx Freight
Michigan6/8/20193-AxleChad WilliamsOld Dominion Freight Line
Michigan6/8/20194-AxleJames BishopXPO Logistics
Michigan6/8/20195-AxleGary WrobelMartin-Brower
Michigan6/8/2019FlatbedRon ForsythOld Dominion Freight Line
Michigan6/8/2019Grand ChampionGary WrobelMartin-Brower
Michigan6/8/2019Sleeper BerthShawn RumseyWalmart Transportation
Michigan6/8/2019Straight TruckTy PossehnFedEx Freight
Michigan6/8/2019Tank TruckMichael TobolicHolland
Michigan6/8/2019TwinsEric HalchishakWalmart Transportation
Minnesota6/9/20193-AxlePaul ButkowskiFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/20194-AxleNicholas FarnessXPO Logistics
Minnesota6/9/20195-AxleScott PostFedEx Ground
Minnesota6/9/2019FlatbedWilliam KrouseYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2019Grand ChampionWilliam KrouseYRC Freight
Minnesota6/9/2019Sleeper BerthStephen ShandaHalvor Lines
Minnesota6/9/2019Step VanAlex LofgrenFedEx Ground
Minnesota6/9/2019Straight TruckReginald CopelandFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/2019Tank TruckLarry SteffensenFedEx Freight
Minnesota6/9/2019TwinsDuane MaroneyABF Freight System
Mississippi4/27/20193-AxleJackie ReedFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/20194-AxleJohn KitchensFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/20195-AxleChristopher GastonFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2019FlatbedScott OsborneFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2019Grand ChampionScott OsborneFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2019Sleeper BerthReginald JohnsonErgon Trucking
Mississippi4/27/2019Step VanBrandon LeeFedEx Ground
Mississippi4/27/2019Straight TruckRodney DavisFedEx Freight
Mississippi4/27/2019Tank TruckJason MatteWalmart Transportation
Mississippi4/27/2019TwinsDonald NehringFedEx Ground
Missouri6/1/20193-AxleJohn ReyesXPO Logistics
Missouri6/1/20194-AxleBruce BrewenHogan Transportation
Missouri6/1/20195-AxleDavid PruittLeggett and Platt
Missouri6/1/2019FlatbedScott FischerPrime Inc.
Missouri6/1/2019Grand ChampionChristopher MorrisonHogan Transportation
Missouri6/1/2019Sleeper BerthChristopher MorrisonHogan Transportation
Missouri6/1/2019Step VanStacey KrausFedEx Freight
Missouri6/1/2019Straight TruckPaul TylerXPO Logistics
Missouri6/1/2019Tank TruckSidney NaramoreBuchheit Trucking
Missouri6/1/2019TwinsMichael ChattertonFedEx Freight
Montana6/15/20193-AxleMark ColeFedEx Freight
Montana6/15/20194-AxleLee EastburnXPO Logistics
Montana6/15/20195-AxleLyle TurvilleDecker Truck Line
Montana6/15/2019FlatbedScott CourtneyXPO Logistics
Montana6/15/2019Grand ChampionMark ColeFedEx Freight
Montana6/15/2019Sleeper BerthCharles RogersWilson Logistics
Montana6/15/2019Step VanRobert BrownFedEx Ground
Montana6/15/2019Tank TruckRuss JamesYRC Freight
Montana6/15/2019TwinsScott LorioFedEx Freight
Nebraska6/1/20193-AxleEric SteinWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/1/20194-AxleDavid DyeFedEx Freight
Nebraska6/1/20195-AxleThomas RottGrand Island Express
Nebraska6/1/2019FlatbedLuke BeiermannLyman-Richey
Nebraska6/1/2019Grand ChampionEric SteinWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/1/2019Sleeper BerthTimothy DeanWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/1/2019Step VanAdam StroupFedEx Express
Nebraska6/1/2019Straight TruckChristina GainesFedEx Express
Nebraska6/1/2019Tank TruckLawrence DerrWerner Enterprises
Nebraska6/1/2019TwinsTerry DurhamWerner Enterprises
Nevada6/1/20193-AxleMario MendiazOld Dominion Freight Line
Nevada6/1/20194-AxlePatrick NergerFedEx Express
Nevada6/1/20195-AxleBrandon HardyXPO Logistics
Nevada6/1/2019FlatbedEric FlickFedEx Freight
Nevada6/1/2019Grand ChampionEric FlickFedEx Freight
Nevada6/1/2019Sleeper BerthRandall StromlundUPS
Nevada6/1/2019Step VanRobert FiniFedEx Express
Nevada6/1/2019Straight TruckMatthew HartFedEx Freight
Nevada6/1/2019TwinsDavid SharpUPS
New Hampshire6/1/20193-AxlePeter BorgesFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/1/20194-AxleNicole DavisFedEx Freight
New Hampshire6/1/20195-AxleKerry JenkinsWalmart Transportation
New Hampshire6/1/2019FlatbedDaniel CrimFedEx Freight
New Hampshire6/1/2019Grand ChampionPeter BorgesFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/1/2019Sleeper BerthGeorge TreantafelWalmart Transportation
New Hampshire6/1/2019Step VanCharles PutnamFedEx Express
New Hampshire6/1/2019Straight TruckNeil NoguesYRC Freight
New Hampshire6/1/2019Tank TruckRichard HillWalmart Transportation
New Hampshire6/1/2019TwinsRobert FairFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/20193-AxleJames SenorFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/20194-AxleArtur LesniowskiFedEx Ground
New Jersey6/22/20195-AxleKevin ByrnesUPS
New Jersey6/22/2019FlatbedLuis GarciaFedEx Freight
New Jersey6/22/2019Grand ChampionArtur LesniowskiFedEx Ground
New Jersey6/22/2019Sleeper BerthMaciej GrzywnaUPS
New Jersey6/22/2019Step VanStephen LumpkinFedEx Express
New Jersey6/22/2019Straight TruckLorenso RamosXPO Logistics
New Jersey6/22/2019Tank TruckJoseph CammalleriUPS Freight
New Jersey6/22/2019TwinsWilbert VanoXPO Logistics
New Mexico5/11/20193-AxleMike JohnsonYRC Freight
New Mexico5/11/20194-AxleDonald WoodABF Freight System
New Mexico5/11/20195-AxleDaniel BruchFedEx Freight
New Mexico5/11/2019FlatbedGarrett SantillanOld Dominion Freight Line
New Mexico5/11/2019Grand ChampionJoseph CarrilloABF Freight System
New Mexico5/11/2019Sleeper BerthRicky Lee LucasABF Freight System
New Mexico5/11/2019Step VanChristopher WelchkoFedex Ground
New Mexico5/11/2019Straight TruckKirk WeisABF Freight System
New Mexico5/11/2019Tank TruckFrank PompaFedEx Freight
New Mexico5/11/2019TwinsJoseph CarrilloABF Freight System
New York6/8/20193-AxleNicholas JonesUPS Freight
New York6/8/20194-AxleMartin McMahonRIST Transportation
New York6/8/20195-AxleOliver EstevezMartin-Brower
New York6/8/2019FlatbedAndrew SweredoskiWalmart Transportation
New York6/8/2019Grand ChampionMartin McMahonRIST Transportation
New York6/8/2019Sleeper BerthTimothy SchultzWalmart Transportation
New York6/8/2019Step VanJeffrey Evans Fedex Ground
New York6/8/2019Straight TruckJames KohrFedEx Express
New York6/8/2019Tank TruckDavid Fettes WatsonFedEx Freight
New York6/8/2019TwinsGlen HallFedex Ground
North Carolina5/11/20193-AxleBrian WalkerUPS Freight
North Carolina5/11/20194-AxleDavid RohmanFedEx Express
North Carolina5/11/20195-AxleJohnny WillardFedEx Ground
North Carolina5/11/2019FlatbedBasher PierceFedEx Freight
North Carolina5/11/2019Grand ChampionTimothy WhitleyOld Dominion Freight Line
North Carolina5/11/2019Sleeper BerthRichard PersoniusADUSA-Food Lion
North Carolina5/11/2019Step VanAl ToenFedEx Ground
North Carolina5/11/2019Straight TruckMichael Bills FedEx Express
North Carolina5/11/2019Tank TruckCecil HicksFedEx Freight
North Carolina5/11/2019TwinsDavid Wagoner Jr.Old Dominion Freight Line
North Dakota6/1/20193-AxleCameron JanousekFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/1/20194-AxleChristopher ScholandFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/1/20195-AxleSteven JohnsonXPO Logistics
North Dakota6/1/2019FlatbedEdward OliverMagnum LPD
North Dakota6/1/2019Grand ChampionScott MeyersFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/1/2019Sleeper BerthJulie HjelleAltendorf
North Dakota6/1/2019Step VanJosh MetzgerFedEx Express
North Dakota6/1/2019Straight TruckJamie AckerlandFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/1/2019Tank TruckScott MeyersFedEx Freight
North Dakota6/1/2019TwinsJohn JanousekFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/20193-AxleRichard ThatcherYRC Freight
Ohio5/18/20194-AxleBryan AuckermanFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/20195-AxleEldon Allen Jr.Martin-Brower
Ohio5/18/2019FlatbedBryan ElgesFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2019Grand ChampionScott WoodromeFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2019Sleeper BerthEugene PierceOld Dominion Freight Line
Ohio5/18/2019Step VanAaron SnyderFedEx Ground
Ohio5/18/2019Straight TruckJason ImhoffWalmart Transportation
Ohio5/18/2019Tank TruckJeffrey GoldirschFedEx Freight
Ohio5/18/2019TwinsScott WoodromeFedEx Freight
Oklahoma5/11/20193-AxleShawn GradyFedEx Freight
Oklahoma5/11/20194-AxleNicholas ArnoldFedEx Freight
Oklahoma5/11/20195-AxleLaVern ReimerWalmart Transportation
Oklahoma5/11/2019FlatbedKenneth PyleFedEx Freight
Oklahoma5/11/2019Grand ChampionNicholas ArnoldFedEx Freight
Oklahoma5/11/2019Sleeper BerthFloyd Olson Jr.Walmart Transportation
Oklahoma5/11/2019Step VanRichard BrightFedEx Express
Oklahoma5/11/2019Straight TruckLester TaylorAAA Cooper Transportation
Oklahoma5/11/2019Tank TruckChristopher MillerGroendyke Transport
Oklahoma5/11/2019TwinsSteve ThorneFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/20193-AxleJohn SandersonFedEx Express
Oregon6/8/20194-AxleJames PlaxcoOld Dominion Freight Line
Oregon6/8/20195-AxleKirby FerberFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019FlatbedBradley LesterFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019Grand ChampionHeladio FernandezFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019Sleeper BerthManuel CruzFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019Step VanLang TranFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019Straight TruckBrandon ScottCharlie's Produce
Oregon6/8/2019Tank TruckHeladio FernandezFedEx Freight
Oregon6/8/2019TwinsCurt DavisFedEx Freight
Pennsylvania6/8/20193-AxleAndy GlockA. Duie Pyle
Pennsylvania6/8/20194-AxleMatthew FletcherMartin-Brower
Pennsylvania6/8/20195-AxleBryan KrolMartin-Brower
Pennsylvania6/8/2019FlatbedZachary EckenrothFedEx Freight
Pennsylvania6/8/2019Grand ChampionBryan KrolMartin-Brower
Pennsylvania6/8/2019Sleeper BerthTerry WoodWalmart Transportation
Pennsylvania6/8/2019Step VanRobert BurnettFedEx Ground
Pennsylvania6/8/2019Straight TruckRobert DolanXPO Logistics
Pennsylvania6/8/2019Tank TruckBrian SmeltzerRH Crawford
Pennsylvania6/8/2019TwinsEric WaybrightWalmart Transportation
Rhode Island6/1/20193-AxleJoseph HicksXPO Logistics
Rhode Island6/1/20194-AxleMichael RichardFrito-Lay
Rhode Island6/1/20195-AxleWilliam BurnsA. Duie Pyle
Rhode Island6/1/2019Grand ChampionDavid LumpkinFedEx Express
Rhode Island6/1/2019Step VanKeith TowneFedEx Express
Rhode Island6/1/2019Straight TruckDavid LumpkinFedEx Express
Rhode Island6/1/2019TwinsSteven MigneaultFedEx Freight
South Carolina5/4/20193-AxleRalph HamiltonOld Dominion Freight Line
South Carolina5/4/20194-AxleMarty Knopf Sr.Walmart Transportation
South Carolina5/4/20195-AxleRichard McCoyC&S Wholesale
South Carolina5/4/2019FlatbedJames QuarlesWalmart Transportation
South Carolina5/4/2019Grand ChampionRalph HamiltonOld Dominion Freight Line
South Carolina5/4/2019Sleeper BerthJonathan BeelerOld Dominion Freight Line
South Carolina5/4/2019Step VanEdward Days Jr.FedEx Express
South Carolina5/4/2019Straight TruckDavid EggertOld Dominion Freight Line
South Carolina5/4/2019Tank TruckWilliam DriskillSuperior Carriers
South Carolina5/4/2019TwinsJames Belcher Jr.UPS Freight
South Dakota5/18/20193-AxleMike WhiteheadFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/18/20194-AxleTroy SwensonFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/18/20195-AxleWade WagemannYRC Freight
South Dakota5/18/2019FlatbedJeremy SengerFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/18/2019Grand ChampionTroy SwensonFedEx Freight
South Dakota5/18/2019Sleeper BerthDaniel CameronK&J Trucking
South Dakota5/18/2019Straight TruckNanette HarguthCliff Viessman Trucking
South Dakota5/18/2019Tank TruckGregory KellerA&A Express
South Dakota5/18/2019TwinsMartin EllisA&A Express
Tennessee4/27/20193-AxleGary LusterFedEx Freight
Tennessee4/27/20194-AxleMichael BrewerOld Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee4/27/20195-AxleHowell ArgoFedEx Freight
Tennessee4/27/2019FlatbedJosh ArwoodOld Dominion Freight Line
Tennessee4/27/2019Grand ChampionGary LusterFedEx Freight
Tennessee4/27/2019Sleeper BerthRobert MoxleyTitan Transfer
Tennessee4/27/2019Step VanJames SheehanFedEx Ground
Tennessee4/27/2019Straight TruckChristopher SargentFedEx Freight
Tennessee4/27/2019Tank TruckThomas VandivortMartin-Brower
Tennessee4/27/2019TwinsRonny HamillFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/20193-AxleRick SalazarABF Freight System
Texas6/1/20194-AxleChristopher FlippinFedEx Freight
Texas6/1/20195-AxleBobby TinsleyXPO Logistics
Texas6/1/2019FlatbedJuan MartinezH-E-B Grocery
Texas6/1/2019Grand ChampionBrent DottsFedEx Express
Texas6/1/2019Sleeper BerthRobert Svoboda Jr.Walmart Transportation
Texas6/1/2019Step VanTodd TrahanFedEx Express
Texas6/1/2019Straight TruckBrent DottsFedEx Express
Texas6/1/2019Tank TruckThomas WilsonH-E-B Grocery
Texas6/1/2019TwinsPhillip BeckYRC Freight
Utah6/1/20193-AxleSteven ClarkFedEx Ground
Utah6/1/20194-AxleRocky PopeWalmart Transportation
Utah6/1/20195-AxleWilliam PlevneyC.R. England
Utah6/1/2019FlatbedVon TrivettWalmart Transportation
Utah6/1/2019Grand ChampionSteven ClarkFedEx Freight
Utah6/1/2019Sleeper BerthKenneth GryglaWalmart Transportation
Utah6/1/2019Step VanDaniel BrophyFedEx Ground
Utah6/1/2019Straight TruckAlan GaleFedEx Freight
Utah6/1/2019Tank TruckBruce WilliamsWalmart Transportation
Utah6/1/2019TwinsJeffrey PayneReddaway
Vermont6/1/20193-AxleMatthew KetchamXPO Logistics
Vermont6/1/20194-AxleChris GoddardFedEx Express
Vermont6/1/20195-AxleChristopher NovakFedEx Express
Vermont6/1/2019FlatbedPrisli SalkicXPO Logistics
Vermont6/1/2019Grand ChampionLeonard TrifaroXPO Logistics
Vermont6/1/2019Step VanDarryl FowlerFedEx Express
Vermont6/1/2019Straight TruckDavid DoucetFedEx Express
Vermont6/1/2019Tank TruckLeonard TrifaroXPO Logistics
Virginia6/15/20193-AxleAnthony CottrellXPO Logistics
Virginia6/15/20194-AxleWalter EbingerYRC Freight
Virginia6/15/20195-AxleJerry MeltonXPO Logistics
Virginia6/15/2019FlatbedRobert LillyFedEx Freight
Virginia6/15/2019Grand ChampionMichael BarnesWalmart Transportation
Virginia6/15/2019Sleeper BerthMichael BarnesWalmart Transportation
Virginia6/15/2019Step VanGregory LongFedEx Express
Virginia6/15/2019Straight TruckAnthony NewhouseFedEx Freight
Virginia6/15/2019Tank TruckDoug PadgettRobinson Terminal Wholesale
Virginia6/15/2019TwinsCharles BirdFedEx Freight
Washington6/22/20193-AxleChris PoynorXPO Logistics
Washington6/22/20194-AxleTimothy DavisPeninsula Truck Lines
Washington6/22/20195-AxleGary HerrygersThe Boeing Company
Washington6/22/2019FlatbedDavid TurleyOld Dominion Freight Line
Washington6/22/2019Grand ChampionGary HerrygersThe Boeing Company
Washington6/22/2019Sleeper BerthRussell MillerSafeway
Washington6/22/2019Step VanCedric PackFedEx Freight
Washington6/22/2019Straight TruckClint AndersonFedEx Express
Washington6/22/2019Tank TruckMichael MygattThe Boeing Company
Washington6/22/2019TwinsDavid SuttonOak Harbor Freight Lines
West Virginia6/8/20193-AxleJeremy ThomasFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/8/20194-AxleDaniel KnightFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/8/20195-AxleAaron BelcherFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/8/2019FlatbedKenneth GrimmettXPO Logistics
West Virginia6/8/2019Grand ChampionJeremy ThomasFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/8/2019Sleeper BerthLarry Gorby Jr.XPO Logistics
West Virginia6/8/2019Step VanChad TaylorFedEx Express
West Virginia6/8/2019Straight TruckChad SheetsFedEx Freight
West Virginia6/8/2019Tank TruckPaul NormanPitt Ohio
West Virginia6/8/2019TwinsWilliam AdkinsFedEx Freight
Wisconsin5/18/20193-AxleBarry KraemerXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/20194-AxleAndrew RynearsonXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/20195-AxleCharles CappelleContract Transport Services
Wisconsin5/18/2019FlatbedBrent GlasenappFedEx Express
Wisconsin5/18/2019Grand ChampionBarry KraemerXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/2019Sleeper BerthWilliam MinorWalmart Transportation
Wisconsin5/18/2019Straight TruckZachary BogstadFedEx Freight
Wisconsin5/18/2019Tank TruckTom FullertonXPO Logistics
Wisconsin5/18/2019TwinsGeorge MiersteinFedEx Freight
Wyoming6/8/20194-AxleMike RobertsWalmart Transportation
Wyoming6/8/20195-AxleSteven JenkinsFremont Beverage
Wyoming6/8/2019FlatbedKenneth RagethFedEx Freight
Wyoming6/8/2019Grand ChampionKenneth RagethFedEx Freight
Wyoming6/8/2019Straight TruckForrest PetersAirgas USA
Wyoming6/8/2019Tank TruckTony RodriguezAdmiral Transport
Wyoming6/8/2019TwinsDaniel SoloCowboy State Trucking
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Kansas 3-Axle, Grand Champ Kevin Mailand Primed for Pittsburgh

Kevin Mailand of YRC Freight

For Kevin Mailand, the National Truck Driving Championships are going to have a familiar feel. Mailand, a YRC Freight driver with nearly 35 years' experience over the road, captured the 3-Axle crown at  the Kansas Truck Driving Championships and in the process punched his ticket to Pittsburgh for nationals. Turn back the clock 10 years: Mailand won in the Twins class to earn Rookie of the Year honors and a trip to the NTDC in … Pittsburgh.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 19, 2019
Business, Safety

Rookie Competitor Julie Hjelle Becomes North Dakota’s First Woman Qualifier for Nationals

Julie Hjelle

Julie Hjelle has made history as the first woman to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships from North Dakota, as well as the first woman from the state to win Rookie of the Year.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 19, 2019
Business, Safety

Scott Delaney Snags Hat Trick of First-Place Finishes in Iowa, Is Named Grand Champion in the Process

Iowa Truck Driving Grand Champion Scott Delaney of Casey's General Stores

Not only did Scott Delaney win his third straight division title at the Iowa Truck Driving Championships June 13-14 in Altoona, he also claimed his first Grand Champion trophy in six tries.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
June 18, 2019
Business, Safety

Washington’s Best of the Best to Battle for Top Trucking Prizes

Expect stiff competition at the Washington Truck Driving Championships, which will be held June 22 at the Reddaway Terminal in Tacoma.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
June 18, 2019
Business, Safety

Balancing Work, Family Key for California Grand Champion Steve Hutton

Steve Hutton

Steve Hutton of Walmart Transportation first started driving at 23 to support his family. Sixteen years later, the job has become not just a source of income, but a rewarding career.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 17, 2019
Business, Safety

After 20 Years, Gary Wrobel Returns to Winner’s Circle and Adds Michigan Grand Champion Title

Doug Kilpatrick, Gary Wrobel, David Menke

Gary Wrobel first earned a No. 1 finish in the 5-Axle competition at the Michigan Truck Driving Championships in 1999. Twenty years later, he won the 5-Axle again, and added the Grand Champion title at the competition June 7-8.

Linda Tufano | Content Manager
June 17, 2019
Business, Safety

Walmart’s Mike White Wins Indiana, Is Hungry for More

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Charles “Mike” White of Walmart Transportation is not one to rest on his laurels.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2019
Business, Safety

Don Logan's Absence Leaves Kansas Field Wide Open

At first glance, the Kansas Truck Driving Championships might be more notable by who is absent than who will be the ultimate winner. FedEx Freight Ace Don Logan, last year’s Grand Champ out of the Tank Truck division, isn’t competing at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on June 14-15.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 14, 2019
Business, Safety

West Virginia’s Jeremy Thomas Wins Second Straight Grand Champion Honors

Jeremy Thomas

This year’s West Virginia Truck Driving Championships featured the second consecutive win by Jeremy Thomas.

Anneliese Mahoney | Associate Editor
June 13, 2019
Business, Safety

Past 3-Axle National Champ Heladio Fernandez Earns First Oregon Grand Champion Honor

FedEx Freight driver Heladio Fernandez with Oregon Trucking Associations President Jana Jarvis

FedEx Freight driver Heladio “Lalo” Fernandez has a national title to his name — 2010 3-Axle champion — and four Oregon state titles but had never been named the state’s Grand Champion. That changed June 8.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
June 13, 2019

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