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Mark Cole is named the Montana Grand Champion for his safe driving knowledge and skill behind the wheel of a big rig. He will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations National Driver of the Year competition August 14 – 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cole is a professional truck driver for FedEx Freight, Inc., was crowned the Grand Champion of the 2019 Montana Truck Driving Championships. He was the top-scoring competitor in the contest that took place on June 15th in Helena.

Cole, who resides in Billings, Montana, earned the top score among more than 50 professional truck drivers who came to the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena from across the state to compete for the title of the state’s best truck driver. Cole (who competed in the “3-Axle” division, one of nine classes in the contest) bested all others in three elements of the competition: Written test, driving skills course and a pre-trip inspection where the drivers must identify planted safety defects on a tractor-trailer.

A 27-year career driver, Cole enjoys biking, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

He and the other first-place class champions will compete in the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh, PA. August 14-17, 2019.

Division winners:

3 Axle                                     Mark Cole
                                             FedEx Freight, Inc.
                                             Billings

Sleeper Berth                         Charles Rogers
                                             Wilson Logistics
                                             Lakeside CA

Straight Truck                        
                                             
                                             

4 Axle                                     Lee Eastburn
                                              XPO Logistics
                                              Billings

Flatbed                                   Scott Courtney
                                              XPO Logistics
                                              Missoula

5 Axle                                     Lyle Turville
                                              Decker Truck Lin, Inc.
                                              Great Falls

Twin Trailers                              Scott Lorio
                                               FedEx Freight, Inc
                                               Vaughn

Tank                                        Russ James
                                               YRC Freight
                                               Bonner

Step Van                                  Robert Brown
                                               FedEx Ground
                                               Tracy

Rookie of the Year                    John Wilcoxson
                                               FedEx Ground
                                               Stevensville

 

2019 National Truck Driving Championship
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
August 14-17, 2017

 

2019 National Truck Driving Championship Winners:

Grand Champion:  Scott Woodrome, FedEx Freight, Ohio

National Rookie of the Year: John Sanderson, FedEx Express, Oregon

State Team Trophy: Pennsylvania

Vehicle Condition Award: Jason Imhoff, Walmart Transportation, Ohio

Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award:  Robert Dolan, XPO Logistics, Pennsylvania

Sam Gillette Life-Time Volunteer Award: Jim Wilcox

Written Exam award: (Nine-way tie with all perfect scores) Paul Brandon, Miguel Corral, Ina Daly, Brent Glasenapp, Julie Hjelle, Barry Kraemer, Jottyn Santos, Jimmie Wisley and Scott Woodrome.

 

Straight Truck Class

First Place: Jason Imhoff, Walmart Transportation, LLC., Ohio

Second Place: Robert Dolan, XPO Logistics, Pennsylvania

Third Place:  Matthew Hart, FedEx Freight, Nevada

3-Axle Class

First Place: Brian Walker, UPS Freight, North Carolina

Second Place: Jeffrey Slaten, YRC Freight, Florida

Third Place: John Sanderson, FedEx Express, Oregon

 4-Axle Class

First Place: Adam Heim, FedEx Freight, Idaho

Second Place: David Rohman, FedEx Express, North Carolina

Third Place: James Plaxco, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., OR.

 5-Axle Class

First Place: David Hall, ABF Freight, Arkansas

Second Place: Ina Daly, XPO Logistics, Arizona

Third Place: Alphonso Lewis, YRC Freight, Alabama

 Flatbed Class

First Place: Basher Pierce, FedEx Freight, North Carolina

Second Place: Scott Osborne, FedEx Freight, Mississippi

Third Place: Eric Flick, FedEx Freight, Nevada

 Tank Truck Class

First Place: Paul Brandon, FedEx Freight, Connecticut

Second Place: George Wells, Shamrock Foods Company, Arizona

Third Place: Cecil Hicks, FedEx Freight, North Carolina

Twins Class

First Place: Scott Woodrome, FedEx Freight, Ohio

Second Place: David Mogler, FedEx Freight, Colorado

Third Place: Donald Lynch, UPS, Inc., Indiana

 Sleeper Berth Class

First Place: Charles White, Walmart Transportation, LLC., Indiana

Second Place: Terry Wood, Walmart Transportation, LLC., PA.

Third Place: Michael Barnes, Walmart Transportation,LLC., VA

 Step Van

First Place: Adam Stroup, FedEx Express, Nebraska 

Second Place: Gregory Long, FedEx Express, Virginia

Third Place: Eric Damon, FedEx Express, Colorado