2015 Truck Driving Champions Named

April 19, 2015

Drivers from trucking fleets around the state competed in ten classes of competition at the 2015 South Carolina Truck Driving Championships, April 17 & 18 in Columbia.  The 1st place winners in all classes earned the opportunity to compete at American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships in St. Louis, MO, August 11-15, 2015.

The drivers competed in three areas: written test, pre-trip inspection and road course.

Grand Champion, awarded to the overall high scorer in the championships – George Beland, AAA Cooper Transportation takes home the honor!

William C. “Curly” Hallford Team Award, awarded to the company whose drivers’ average the highest total points – UPS Freight with drivers James Belcher, John Cook, John Hummel, Ronnie Luckadoo, Steve Newsome, and Jon Teaster

Vehicle Condition Award, awarded to the high scorer in the “Pre-Trip Inspection” competition – Donald Harrison, Con-Way Freight

G. M. “Scott” Murray Knowledge of the Industry Award, awarded to the high scorer on the written knowledge test – Jeff Wyder, FedEx Ground

Rookie of the Year Award, awarded to the overall highest scoring first-time participant in the competition – Jason Sigwart, Bulldog Hiway Express

1st Place Winners:

Straight Truck Class – Johnathan Mozeak, Con-Way Freight

Three Axle Class – Milom Williams, Wal-Mart Stores

Four Axle Class – J. B. Quarles, Wal-Mart Stores

Five Axle Flatbed Class – Ray Wright, Superior Carriers

Five Axle Sleeper Class – John Hummel, UPS Freight

Five Axle Tank Class – Thomas Winston, FedEx Freight

Five Axle Twins Class – George Beland, AAA Cooper Transportation

Five Axle Van Class – Donald Harrison, Con-Way Freight

Step Van Class – Eddie Days, FedEx Express

 

2nd Place Winners:

Straight Truck Class – James Belcher, UPS Freight

Three Axle Class – Jason Sigwart, Bulldog Hiway Express

Four Axle Class – Clay Hensley, C & S Wholesale Services

Five Axle Flatbed Class – Ray Shelton, FedEx Freight

Five Axle Sleeper Class – Philip LaGrave, TCW Inc.

Five Axle Tank Class – Michael Preacher, TCW Inc.

Five Axle Twins Class – John Cook, UPS Freight

Five Axle Van Class – Gene Summers, C & S Wholesale Services

Step Van Class – Dubby Freeman, FedEx Ground