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Arizona Truck Driving Championship (TDC)

2019 TDC

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.

Straight Truck
1st       Charles Woodland, FedEx Freight
2nd     David Zdanek, FedEx Freight
3rd      Rodney Pence, FedEx Freight

3 Axle
1st       Albert Ochoa, FedEx Freight
2nd     Robert Romando, FedEx Freight
3rd      Steven Garner, Shamrock Foods Co   (Rookie)

4 Axle
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.

Flatbeds
1st       Eric Ramsdell, Walmart Supply Chain
2nd     William Vasquez, Shamrock Foods Co.
3rd      Randall James, FedEx Freight (Rookie)

Tankers
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

2019 Final Scores for All Competitors – Click here

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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

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The 45th Arizona State Truck Driving Championship was held on April 14, 2018 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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 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.

Straight Truck

1st       Charles Woodland, FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd     David Zdnek, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd      Tibor Paulfler, ABF Freight System

3-Axle

1st       Chris Finn, XPO Logistics, Inc.
2nd     Radulfo Salgado, ABF Freight System
3rd      Albert Ochoa, FedEx Freight, Inc.

4-Axle

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

Flatbed

1st       Sam Smith, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
2nd     Bryce Hansford, ABF Freight System
3rd      Steve Smalley, ABF Freight Systems

Tankers

1st       Ina Daly, XPO Logistics, Inc.
2nd     Martin Orozco, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd      James Calen, Andeavor

5-Axle Sleeper

1st       Wesley Bauer, Walmart Transportation, LLC (Rookie)
2nd     Tramel Caldwell, Shamrock Foods Co.
3rd      Gregory Ryan, Walmart Transportation

Twins

1st       Mohammed Khan, FedEx Freight, Inc.
2nd     Marvin Lewis, FedEx Freight, Inc.
3rd      Martin Klun, XPO Logistics, Inc.

Step Van

1st       Michael Ortiz, FedEx Ground
2nd     Daniel Cibrian, FedEx Ground
3rd      Kevin Eckstrom, FedEx Ground

 

Below are the final scores of the 2018 TDC.

Final results of 2018 Arizona TDC competition

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