2016 Truck Driving Championships

April 18, 2016

The 2016 Truck Driving Championships were held over the weekend in Columbia with 82 truck drivers from across the state competing in respective categories.  The 1st place winners will represent South Carolina at the National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis in August!  Click here to view final scores of all of the contestants.

Congratulations to all of the winners and a big thank you to all of our sponsors!  

  GRAND CHAMPION - Ronnie Luckadoo, UPS Freight

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR  - Jarred Sturkie, FedEx Ground

GM “SCOTT” MURRAY KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY AWARD  - Jeff Wyder, FedEx Freight

VEHICLE CONDITION AWARD  - Mark Putnam, Old Dominion Freight Lines

2016 WILLIAM C. HALLFORD TEAM AWARD - FedEx Express Drivers: Eddie Days, David Fountain and Steve Ward 

STRAIGHT TRUCK CLASS

Mark Putnam, Old Dominion Freight Lines – 1st Place 

FedEx Ground - Dubby Freeman, Fed Ex Ground – 2nd Place

3-AXLE CLASS

John Cook, UPS Freight – 1st Place

Kevin Smith, Old Dominion Freight Lines – 2nd Place 

4-AXLE CLASS

Steve Ward, FedEx Express – 1st Place

Jack Smith, Wal-Mart Stores – 2nd Place

FLATBED CLASS

Ray Shelton, FedEx Freight – 1st Place

Stephen Swenson, YRC Freight – 2nd Place 

SLEEPER CLASS

John Hummel, UPS Freight – 1st Place

Bernie Schroeder, FedEx Ground – 2nd Place 

TANK CLASS

J.B. Quarles, Wal-Mart Stores – 1st Place

Michael Preacher, TCW, Inc. – 2nd Place 

TWINS CLASS

Ronnie Luckadoo, UPS Freight – 1st Place

Charles Corbett, FedEx Freight – 2nd Place 

5-AXLE CLASS

Steve Newsome, UPS Freight – 1st Place

Kenneth Smith, Old Dominion Freight Lines – 2nd Place 

STEP VAN CLASS

Eddie Days, Fed Ex Express – 1st Place

Jarred Sturkie, FedEx Ground – 2nd Place 

 

 

We appreciate the support of our sponsors - this weekend would not have been possible without you! 

Insurance for the event contributed by BB&T – Carolina Insurance Consultants 

ROAD COURSE SPONSORS:

AAA Cooper Transportation 

Bulldog Hiway Express

Hartt Transportation 

Omnitracs, LLC

Palmetto State Transportation Co., Inc.

Worldwide Equipment of South Carolina, Inc.

Smartdrive Systems

SCORING TABLE SPONSORS:

Triple-T Truck Centers 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

BANQUET & AWARDS SPONSORS:

Great West Casualty 

Meritor

Anderson Uniform 

Bulldog Hiway Express

Edwards Wood Products Transportation

FedEx Freight 

Joe Morten & Son, Inc.

Superior Transportation