FedEx Freight driver Jim Duffy is Wisconsin’s grand champion and the recipient of the Ray Newberry “Mr. Safety” Award at the annual Wisconsin Truck Driving Championship.
This year’s championships were held June 2-3 in Pewaukee.
The Mr. Safety Award recognizes the driver with the highest combination score on the driving course and written test.
Duffy and Wisconsin’s other award winners will represent the state at the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championships, Aug. 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.
The winners, by category, were:
Grand Champion: Jim Duffy, FedEx Freight
Ray Newberry “Mr. Safety” Award: Jim Duffy, FedEx Freight
3-Axle: Jeff Langenhahn, XPO Logistics
4-Axle: Jim Duffy, FedEx Freight
5-Axle: Paul Mastalir, Contract Transport Services
Flatbed: Carl Ziehlke, Walmart Transportation
Tank: Gary Pingel, Old Dominion Freight Lines
Sleeper: Duane Tautges, Badger State Wisconsin
Twins: Michael Welch, N&M Transfer Co., Inc.
Straight Truck: Brent Glassenapp, FedEx Express
Rookie of the Year: Zachary Bogstad, FedEx Freight
Pre-Trip Inspection Award: Nick Jarntowski, Old Dominion Freight Lines
Team Award: N&M Transfer Co., Inc.