Sep 26, 2023
XPO Logistics trucker is Arizona driving contest's grand champion
A tanker driver for XPO Logistics won the grand championship at this year's
A tanker driver for XPO Logistics won the grand championship at this year's Arizona Trucking Association Truck Driving Championship, which was held April 1 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
In addition to taking home the competition's top honor, Ina Daly won the tanker category.
Additional high honors included:
The results of the day's various categories included:
Step Van/Package car: 1: Robert Carchedi – FedEx Express 2: Luis Antonio Mireles M – FedEx Ground 3: Humberto Gonzalez – United Parcel Services (UPS)
Straight Truck:1: David Coffel – FedEx Express 2: David A Zdanek – FedEx Freight 3: Gregory N. Ziegler – XPO Logistics Freight
3 Axle: 1: Christopher Finn – XPO Logistics Freight 2: Chase Peterson – Shamrock Foods Co 3: Sergio Rivas – Shamrock Foods Co
4 Axle:1: Marc Anthony Ahumada – Shamrock Foods Co 2: Reynaldo Murrieta – FedEx Freight 3: Luis Tellezduarte – FedEx Freight
5 Axle Tractor-Trailer: 1: Terry L. Bartels – United Parcel Service (UPS) 2: Wesley Bauer – Walmart Supply Chain 3: Sergio Cruz – Shamrock Foods Co
Flatbed: 1: Eric Ramsdell – Walmart Supply Chain 2: Steven E. Gardner II – Shamrock Foods Co 3: John C. Housley – Freeport Transportation
Tanker: 1: Ina Daly – XPO Logistics Freight 2: Robert Cound – Walmart Supply Chain 3: Valente Diaz – Shamrock Foods Co
5 Axle Sleeper: 1: Greg Ryan – Walmart Supply Chain 2: Mario Urias – FedEx Ground 3: Luis A. Blancas – Swift Transportation
Tractor-Trailer Twins: 1: Mike Alpine ABF Freight System 2: Mohammed Khan – FedEx Freight 3: Ramon Estavillo – Shamrock Foods Co
Over 160 drivers participated in this year‘s event, many of whom have millions of miles of accident-free driving.
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Participants were tested in three different areas:
The top finishers will represent Arizona at the National Truck Driving Championship in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 16-19.
Sponsors of the competition included:Step Van/Package car: Straight Truck: 3 Axle: 4 Axle: 5 Axle Tractor-Trailer: Flatbed: Tanker: 5 Axle Sleeper: Tractor-Trailer Twins: