Top 10 performers named in annual Trucker Talent Search

Updated Jun 10, 2020

Trucker Talent Search Top 10 2020 2020 06 09 10 43The seventh annual Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search received more than 50 entries from talented truckers who love to sing. A panel of judges reviewed all the entries, and they have chosen a top 10. Visit to view the videos.

Eric ‘Hoss’ Kirgan
Pittsfield, Illinois
Company driver, Jim Carnes Trucking LLC

Erica Gregoire
Canaan, Maine
Owner-operator leased to Reliable Carriers Inc.

Freddy French
Addison, Illinois
Owner-operator leased to D&E Transport

James Foster
Fremont, Iowa
Company driver, Aschenbrenner Trucking

John Malayter
Rogersville, Tennessee
Company driver, Jordan Carriers

Mike Sheffield
Evarts, Kentucky
Company driver, Freight America

Ritchie Sabin
Elmira, New York
Company driver, G&T Expediting

Rocky Quetel
Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis City Fire Department

Paul Cullers
Dayton, Ohio
Company driver, Ashley Distribution

William Penny
Summerville, South Carolina
Owner-operator leased to Trailer Transit

Judges will pick three finalists this summer. The Trucker Talent Search culminates in late August with an online broadcast of each finalist performing an additional song to compete for the top prize, which is a day’s recording session at a Nashville studio. The winner also will be profiled in Overdrive.

The online event will be part of GATS Week, when major events that had been scheduled for the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas will be held as virtual evening events Aug. 24-28. More details will be announced.