Arizona Truck Driving Championship (TDC)
The 2021 Arizona TDC has been canceled, due to the COVID situation. We are looking forward to 2022!
Phoenix, AZ – On April 13, 2019 the Arizona Trucking Association held its annual Truck Driving Championship (TDC) at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Over 175 drivers participated in this year‘s event, many of which have millions of miles of accident free driving.
Participants are tested in three different areas:
- A written exam that tests drivers’ knowledge of the industry, first aid, health, wellness, injury prevention, fire safety, general safety, and security;
- A pre-trip inspection, which tests competitors on their knowledge of the equipment; and
- A skills/driving test, which consists of six objectives that test their ability to maneuver the vehicle in simulations of every day driving conditions.
Ms. Ina Daly, XPO Logistics Inc., was awarded “Grand Champion” of the annual safe driving competition. Additional high honors included:
- Best Skills/Driving Course Score: Ina Daly – XPO Logistics Inc.
- Best Pre-Trip Inspection: David Zdanek – FedEx Freight
- David Messmer Rookie of the Year Award: Robert Lopez – FedEx Freight
Eight other TDC class winners will join Ms. Daly to represent Arizona at the National Truck Driving Championship in Pittsburgh, PA on August 14-17, 2019. Team Arizona will compete against 430 other professional drivers vying for selection as the nation’s top professional truck drivers.
First, second, and third place winners in each class are listed below.
1st Charles Woodland, FedEx Freight
2nd David Zdanek, FedEx Freight
3rd Rodney Pence, FedEx Freight
1st Albert Ochoa, FedEx Freight
2nd Robert Romando, FedEx Freight
3rd Steven Garner, Shamrock Foods Co (Rookie)
1st Ramon Diaz Jr, FedEx Freight
2nd Jose Orozco, XPO Logistics Inc.
3rd David Coffel, FedEx Express
5 Axle Tractor Trailer
1st Ina Daly, XPO Logistics Inc.
2nd Eric Epperson, Quicktrip
3rd Edward Romero, XPO Logistics Inc.
1st Eric Ramsdell, Walmart Supply Chain
2nd William Vasquez, Shamrock Foods Co.
3rd Randall James, FedEx Freight (Rookie)
1st George Wells III, Shamrock Foods Co.
2nd Wade Allison, Diamond Trucking Inc.
3rd James Lester, Marathon Petroleum
5 Axle Sleeper
1st Gregory Ryan, Walmart Supply Chain
2nd Wesley Bauer, Walmart Supply Chain
3rd John McGeein, Swift Transportation Co
Tractor Trailer – Twins
1st Kelly Brown, FedEx Freight
2nd Robert Lopez, FedEx Freight (Rookie)
3rd Bradley Clyne, FedEx Freight
Step Van/Package Car
1st Ruben Montoya Jr, FedEx Ground
2nd Scott Klugman, FedEx Ground (Rookie)
3rd Michael Ortiz, FedEx Ground
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Location: Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe AZ
Planning is under way for the 2019 Arizona Truck Driving Championship!
- DRIVER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019!!
- Cost per driver entry fee – $120.00
- Driver must be employed by a Carrier member, in good standing, of the Arizona Trucking Association to be eligible to compete
- Driver must meet the guidelines stated in the instruction/information listed on the forms below
Click here for INSTRUCTIONS/INFORMATION regarding the 2019 TDC
Click here for DRIVER REGISTRATION FORM
Click here if additional DRIVER HISTORY information is needed
The 45th Arizona State Truck Driving Championship was held on April 14, 2018 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Additional high honors included:
- Best Skills/Driving Course Score, Ina Daly, XPO Logistics, Inc.
- Best Pre-Trip Inspection: David Coffel – FedEx Express
- David Messmer Rookie of the Year Award: Daniel Lipich, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
Eight other TDC class winners will join Ms. Daly to represent Arizona at the National Truck Driving Championship in Columbus, Ohio on August 15 – 18, 2018. Team Arizona will compete against 430 other professional drivers vying for selection as the nation’s top professional truck drivers.
1st Charles Woodland, FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd David Zdnek, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd Tibor Paulfler, ABF Freight System
1st Chris Finn, XPO Logistics, Inc.
2nd Radulfo Salgado, ABF Freight System
3rd Albert Ochoa, FedEx Freight, Inc.
1st Andres Orozco, FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd Zing Sheperd, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd David Coffel, FedEx Express
5-Axle Tractor Trailer
1st Jose Orozco, XPO Logistics, Inc.
2nd Eric Ramsdell, Walmart Transportation, LLC
3rd Mario Moran, Walmart Transportation, LLC
1st Sam Smith, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
2nd Bryce Hansford, ABF Freight System
3rd Steve Smalley, ABF Freight Systems
1st Ina Daly, XPO Logistics, Inc.
2nd Martin Orozco, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd James Calen, Andeavor
1st Wesley Bauer, Walmart Transportation, LLC (Rookie)
2nd Tramel Caldwell, Shamrock Foods Co.
3rd Gregory Ryan, Walmart Transportation
1st Mohammed Khan, FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd Marvin Lewis, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd Martin Klun, XPO Logistics, Inc.
1st Michael Ortiz, FedEx Ground
2nd Daniel Cibrian, FedEx Ground
3rd Kevin Eckstrom, FedEx Ground
Below are the final scores of the 2018 TDC.
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