The 2015 Annual Truck Driving Championships took place Saturday, April 24, in near perfect weather at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

This year’s event was a huge success due to a great TDC committee as well as all the volunteers who put in countless hours before the event and the day of the event. This year there were 168 professional driver who competed across nine classes of competition. More than 140 volunteers including 36 DPS officers assisted in putting on this event.

This year’s Overall Grand Champion was Christopher Finn, Con-way Freight. Finn and eight other finalists will represent Arizona at the National Truck Driving Competitions held this year in St. Louis, MO August 11 – 15.

Congratulations to all the competitors and the finalist!

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Pictured: Eric Ramsdell; Walmart Transportation (5 Axle), Kenny Jones; Walmart Transportation (Tanker), Galen Spangler; Shamrock Foods Co. (4 Axle), Tramel Caldwell; Shamrock Foods Co. (Flatbed), Chris Finn; Con-way Freight (3 Axle), Robert Gordon; Con-way Freight (Twins), Jose Orozco; Con-way Freight (Sleeper), Kevin Ekstrom; FedEx Ground (Step Van), and Paul Cockle, Shamrock Foods Co. (Straight Truck)

For a list of finalist and final scores for all the competitors visit the Truck Driving Championship webpage at http://www.arizonatrucking.com/safety/aztdc.php.