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Arizona Truck Driving Championship (TDC)

On April 13, 2024, the Arizona Trucking Association held its annual Truck Driving Championship (TDC) at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Over 169 drivers participated in this year’s event, many of whom 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 everyday driving conditions.

Mr. David Coffel, FedEx Express, was awarded “Grand Champion” of the annual safe driving competition. Additional high honors included:

  • Best Skills/Driving Course Score: Chase Peterson – Shamrock Foods Co.
  • Best Pre-Trip Inspection: David Coffel – FedEx Express
  • David Messmer Rookie of the Year Award: Michael Bass – Senergy Petroleum

Eight other TDC class winners will join Mr. David Coffel to represent Arizona at the National Truck Driving Championship in Indianapolis, IN on August 21-24, 2024. 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.

1: Juan Rodriguez Torres – FedEx Ground
2: Adrian Nunez – United Parcel Services (UPS)
3: Justin Stone – United Parcel Services (UPS)

1: David A Zdanek – FedEx Freight
2: Rodney Pence – FedEx Freight
3: Gregory N. Ziegler – XPO Logistics, Inc.

1: Chase Peterson – Shamrock Foods Co
2: Luis Lopez – FedEx Freight
3: Christopher Finn  – XPO Logistics, Inc.

1: David Coffel – FedEx Express
2: Marc Anthony Ahumada – Shamrock Foods Co
3: Reynaldo Murrieta – FedEx Freight

1: Nathan Voss – United Parcel Service (UPS)
2: John M. Housley Jr. – Freeport Transportation, Inc.
3: Ruben Ibarra – Shamrock Foods Co

1: Ina Daly – XPO Logistics, Inc.
2: John C. Housley – Freeport Transportation, Inc.
3: Malique Washington – Swift Transportation Co. of AZ

1: Steven Garner – Shamrock Foods Co.
2: Robert Cound – Walmart Supply Chain
3: Michael Bass – Senergy Petroleum

1: Greg Ryan – Walmart Supply Chain
2: Nathaniel Prutsman – Walmart Supply Chain
3: Paul Winterich – United Parcel Service (UPS)

1: Mike Alpine  – ABF Freight System
2: Mohammed Khan – FedEx Freight
3: Issac Cano – XPO Logistics, Inc.

2024 Final Scores for All Competitors – click here.

The Arizona Trucking Association would like to thank all the competitors who participated in this year’s TDC. We would also like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who make the Arizona TDC possible.





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