Kansas Truck Driving Championships

Congratulations to the 2019 Kansas Professional Truck Driving Championship winners!

Written Exam Award:
The written exam is a challenging and important segment of the competition and emphasizes that a professional driver’s skill is not just in operating a truck but includes making important informed decisions that will affect their safe operation on the highways.
The award recognizes the contestants understanding of all aspects of the trucking industry by knowledge of the trucking industry’s general information, safety and security rules, first aid and fire safety.

 

Third Place: Timothy Helus, FedEx Freight, Inc., Sleeper Berth

Second Place: Jimmie Lee Wisley, YRC Freight, 4-Axle Class

First Place: Jason Damron, Convoy Systems, LLC, 5-Axle Class

 

 

Field Test Top Score Award:
This award recognizes the drivers who maneuvered the course and scored highest number of points while driving the 6-problem course.

Third Place: Josue Rivera, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., 3-Axle Class

Second Place: Jerry Joyner, Walmart Transportation, Straight Truck Class

First Place: Kevin Mailand, YRC Freight, 3-Axle Class

 

 

The Kansas State Troopers Association sponsors an award to the contestant who does the most outstanding job with the vehicle inspection competition. This is a challenging and important segment of the competition because it encourages the drivers to pay close attention to the integrity of the safety equipment on their truck.

 

Vehicle inspection award winner: Dean Harris, FedEx Freight, Inc., 3-Axle

 

 

 

 

STRAIGHT TRUCK CLASS:

Third Place: Bryan Studley, Walmart Transportation

Second Place: Ronald Gabel, FedEx Freight, Inc.

First Place: Jerry Joyner, Walmart Transportation

 

 

3-AXLE CLASS:

Third Place: Josue Rivera, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Second Place: Jason Ramsdell, FedEx Freight, Inc.

First Place: Kevin Mailand, YRC Freight

 

 

4-AXLE CLASS:

Third Place: Jordan Billinger, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Second Place: Donald Kendall, Walmart Transportation

First Place: Jimmie Lee Wisley, YRC Freight

 

 

5-AXLE CLASS:

Third Place: Donald Grubb, HIT, Inc.

Second Place: Jason Damron, Convoy Systems, LLC

First Place: Gary Harms, Walmart Transportation

 

 

SLEEPER BERTH CLASS:

Third Place: Jeffrey Dwerlkotte, UPS Freight

Second Place: Kenneth Minium, Walmart Transportation

First Place: Gary Stackhouse, Convoy Systems, LLC

 

 

TANK TRUCK CLASS:

Third Place: David Eckles, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Second Place: Bill Chrisman, Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

First Place: Jeff Davis, Walmart Transportation

 

 

FLATBED CLASS:

Third Place: Sammy Pelton, FedEx Freight, Inc.

Second Place: Bob Oswald, Walmart Transportation

First Place: Terry Covey, FedEx Freight, Inc.

 

 

TWIN TRAILER CLASS:

Third Place: Larry Gamblin, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Second Place: Daniel Jones, Walmart Transportation

First Place: Stephen Caudill. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

 

 

STEP VAN CLASS:

Third Place: Heidi Law, FedEx Ground

Second Place: Brian Espinosa, FedEx Freight, Inc.

First Place: Richard Johnson, FedEx Freight, Inc.

 

The Ronald E. Williams Rookie of the Year Award is given to the first-year contestant who displays an outstanding attitude, cooperative spirit, community interest, safe driving record, industry awareness and a good driving performance. This year we had 16 rookie drivers participating in the 2019 TDC. 

 

Rookie of the Year: Donald Grubb, HIT, Inc.

 

Grand Champion Driver: Kevin Mailand, YRC Freight

 

Team Trophies:
Our Championships team trophies are awarded to the company who’s top three drivers outscore any other firm's top three contenders.

  

Small Fleet Team Trophy Winner: Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

 

 

 

Large Fleet Team Trophy Winner: Walmart Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to each of our winners. We wish our state champion drivers well when they compete in Pittsburgh at the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

 

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 KANSAS PROFESSIONAL

TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS SPONSORS 

Diamond Sponsorship Level

($1,000 and above)

Central Power Systems and Services

FedEx Freight, Inc.

PrePass Safety Alliance

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Jim Mitten Trucking, Inc.

Kansas Corporation Commission

Kansas Turnpike Authority

RedGuard, LLC

Walmart Transportation

YRC Freight

 

Platinum Sponsorship Level

($500 - $999)

AssuredPartners Transportation Insurance

Convoy Systems, LLC

Cummins Central Power

CSC, Inc.

Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

Great West Casualty Company

Groendyke Transport

J & H Trucking, Inc.

Kansas Soybean Commission

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Midwestern Insurance Alliance

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

PEPSICO Frito-Lay North America

Rutter/Cline/Associates KFSA Insurance Agency

 

Salina Tech Commercial Truck Driving Program

Truck Center Companies

Truck Insurance Mart, Inc.

 

 

Gold Sponsorship Level

($250 - $499)

Bel Mont Farms Doug & Margie Pohl

Cline Wood a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

J & S Trucking, Inc.

Jim Hawk Truck Trailers, Inc.

Kansas Livestock Association

Kansas State Troopers Association

Mast Trucking, Inc.

RichWay Trucking, LLC

SleepSafe Drivers

 

Silver Sponsorship Level

($50 - $249)

AccuTrace Testing, Inc.

Fairview Express LLC

Hammes Trucking, Inc.

Keller Tank Service, Inc.

Martin Trucking, Inc.

Mike's Auto Repair LLC

Railsback HazMat Safety Professionals

Short & Son, Inc.

Southwest Express, Inc.

 

Equipment Contributors

Brown's Super Service, Inc.

Convoy Systems, LLC

FedEx Express

FedEx Freight, Inc.

FedEx Ground

Great Plains Trucking, Inc.

Groendyke Transport

Kansas Van & Storage Criqui Corporation

MHC Kenworth of Salina

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

RedGuard, LLC

RMJK Enterprises Inc dba HIT, Inc.

Walmart Transportation

XPO Logistics

YRC Freight

 


 
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